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Posted: 26/08/2013 at 23:17

Potty - it is a chap at Hampton Court Flower show (I treat myself to a few more every year - I think they are 50p a throw).  I have a leaflet in the GH - will let you know the company name tomorrow - too dark now

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 21:43

Heartfelt sympathies Lizzie - know exactly what a pain they can be ( critters, that is , so far never had to deal with moles!) - but on the other hand i feel pretty priveleged to have all that wildlife on our doorstep. Sitting outside again this evening and can hear "things" crashing round in the undergrowth, and occasionally barking at each other.  I like to tell myself doing battle with them makes me a more resourceful gardener.

on a more depressing note, holiday over, work tomorrow. Only 4,633 working days til i retire ( just got out the calculator!!)


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 21:26

Madge - i have centaurea montana bought as plants ( think they are just ordinary perennials with roots, as opposed to bulbs or corms).  I have had them about 3 years and they pop back up every spring and flower their socks off with no help from me - my kind of plant


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 21:18

I keep my young plants in an unheated GH over their first winter , but that is mostly so i can keep an eye on them ( and beat the slugs) when they appear in spring - i'm sure i would lose them (literally!) otherwise. But i don't think it's essential.


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 17:41

Oh yes, and chianti !


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 17:37

Matty - perfect - what a find!  Glad to see the pink wheelbarrow is still going strong too

FG - worth the hassle for when the little baby lasagne buds appear!


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 16:56

Choices, choices Mrs G !  I would have chosen both and flitted between the two !


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 16:50

Nora - one at a time - you've got all winter!!

Anemone Wild Swan

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 16:48

I have so far killed 2 lots of plugs ( thought it was me - but i don't normally kill things). - but still love it. I have another set of plugs on order that are taking an age to arrive ( like 6 months) which also suggests they are having problems.  Think i am going to bite the bullet and order full size plants from hardy's.  should have done that in the first place 


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 14:27


Mrs G - i would wait with your tulip bulbs if you can - they say that if you plant them before november there is more chance of them getting tulip fire. All other bulbs are fine to plant earlier.

there was a thread about lasagne planting a couple of days ago - i remembed Dove contributing, so maybe you can check her recent posts to locate it.

all sounds very energetic for me - the hammock is getting some good use this weekend...

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