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Plant identification from most recent GW episode

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 20:51

Its called Ammi Majus - a sort of cultivated cow parsley.  It always sends Monty into raptures !!

free plants/bulbs/seeds from mag

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 20:36

e.  - I think the original post was in March last year, so these offers will have expired by now.  However, there is normally something "free" every month.  I nearly always go for them - what have you got to lose .  Have had some really nice plants that way - but you have to be prepared to nurture them from pretty tiny plugs to bigger plants.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 20:26

Cricket seems to be featuring heavily on our screen tonight - waiting til its over and then will get my Beechgrove fix

Summer has arrived

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 20:24

Lovely pics Mattbeer - GJ is my favourite rose, and that General Sikourski is pretty special too


Posted: 23/06/2013 at 10:53

Loois like Roma is going on my list.... Which seems to be getting expensively long

Summer has arrived

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 10:37

Was about to go and eat breakfast!!


Posted: 23/06/2013 at 10:35

Matty - I know what you mean - you do things differently when you know it is someone else going to have to look after them.  Our neighbours are brilliant, but there is a limit to the list of instructions you can give them without sounding a teeny bit obsessed.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 10:28

Mer de Sud is really deep blue/purple, and Silverado is lilac with darker falls ( only naff  thing about it is the name!)


Posted: 23/06/2013 at 10:24

Lizzie - I will add lysi-wotsit to my list.

Verdun - keep meaning to respond to a question you asked earlier in the week. I grow gallardias - bought a few from GC last year as their flowers caught my eye. They have come through the winter fine and are about to flower now.

however, there was a post on here a couple of months ago from someone who was having trouble with them, and echinaceas and rudbeckias, and questioning whether prairie plants really work in our climate.

so my verdict is good, but others disagree 


Summer has arrived

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 10:06

Beautiful iris FG - the blue ones are my favourites - both the very dark and the light ones too.  A couple of years ago we went to the Seagate iris fields in Lincs at flowering time.  Row upon row of beauties to pick from. I was there for hours with my notebook.  Went for Mer de Sud and Silverado in the end - and have been very pleased with my choice

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