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Helleborus argutifolius?

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 19:47

Great - thanks - i won't forget it is the stinking one now !  It doesn't smell though - so why did it get its name ?


Posted: 01/03/2014 at 18:08

Best to buy them now, "in the green" - lots of suppliers at the back of theGW mag - i used Eurobulbs and was v pleased. 


Posted: 01/03/2014 at 18:01

Alli - they went in in groups of 5, so not too bad


Posted: 01/03/2014 at 17:57

Isn't it wonderful - nearly 6 oclock and still light out there.

i had a planting frenzy - 200 snowdrops, some t-a-t daffs, my irises, some foxgloves and potted up some bareroots.  GH move postponed for another weekend - OH welding new gates instead - look great.  Off for a taxi duty in a sec, then an evening of GW mag i think.  Might need a fire going - its a a bit parky

Identification required

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 17:23

Hi kweegly - i would guess:

  1. Evening primrose
  2. geranium
  3. lupin
  4. can see 2 different plants in there, but one looks like eryngium, don't know the other


but sure others will chip in

Helleborus argutifolius?

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 17:17

I thought i had an argutifolius, but it doesn't look like that.  Mine has very dark green leaves and lime flowers with a hint of a red edge - anyone know what it is ?  They grow everywhere, including cracks in the pavement


the vernon geranium company

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 10:47

Just had a vernon catalogue land on the doormat too.  Its a shame that when these small companies get taken over they get the advantage of the marketing might of the big boys, but that quality goes by the by.  Wonder if anyone has thought of trying to combine the mega marketing with continued quality - could be a winner

Blippar for Tablets and Phones

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 10:31

Got it working - really good addition to the mag - adds another dimension


Posted: 01/03/2014 at 10:01

Wondered how OH was going to react to the lacy bit on his latest jumper .... But now I understand


Posted: 01/03/2014 at 09:59

My chicklets seem to do a good job  Although recently seeing faint evidence of a helping hand or two ( or should that be helping wing?)

Discussions started by chicky

Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Getting rid of brambles

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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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