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Anemone RUFFLED Swan

Posted: 18/01/2016 at 21:39

I haven't grown Ruffled or Dreaming, but have heard they are not so tempermental as Wild Swan (I spoke to Rosie Hardy, whose nursery introduced it a few years ago).  A few of us forumites visited "Kathy's Garden" near Bedford last September, and she had several patches of both Dreaming and Ruffled doing very well.  They are taller than Wild Swan, and like it wetter than the ordinary Japanese anemones.

I'd be interested to see how you get on if you decide to give them a go

What new seeds will you be trying this year?

Posted: 18/01/2016 at 06:47

Wow Perki - that is an inspiration

And yes, I have bought the same seeds twice in a season - I like the consistency of taste explanation


Posted: 18/01/2016 at 06:40


DD - sounds horrid - hope you get sorted very soon.  Glad to hear that Wonky is on the mend.

Work for me today.....just time for a quick look round here before I get going.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 14:25

Oooo Berghill, we must have been posting at the same time. How funny that we are both Zorro fans

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 14:22

And here is my friend Zorro

 I does upside down :

 And I does right way up :


Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 14:16

....and there's more (I smile a lot)





Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 14:12

Been for a wander round my garden in the drizzle - here are the bits that made me smile





Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 14:08

Here s a link to the 2015 picture gallery - its locked now, so can't be "bumped" anymore

Proposal on the local gardening show!

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 12:41

Ooooo how lovely Many many congratulations

PS his style


Posted: 17/01/2016 at 12:35

About to downlad my Archers omnibus Dove Rob is despicable, but it makes for compelling listening.  Got caught in hideous traffic on the way to work last week - so I played the podcast, and didn't even notice how late it was getting

Toolbar works fine using safari on my iPad .....but not on my iPhone - hasn't worked since 2013.  But all will soon be sorted, I am quietly confident

Sorry you're feelng rough Yvie.  Verd - lucky escape

Discussions started by chicky

Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leaves🙄 
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Last Post: 18/05/2016 at 14:39

Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Last Post: 29/08/2015 at 16:26

Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Last Post: 22/08/2015 at 08:01

Strange flower buds - ID??

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Last Post: 06/06/2015 at 21:49

Love lies bleeding from seed

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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 18:37

Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 00:01

Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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Last Post: 26/04/2015 at 10:44

More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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Last Post: 07/04/2015 at 21:50

Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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Last Post: 03/04/2015 at 14:31

How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Last Post: 02/02/2015 at 12:09

Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Last Post: 03/12/2014 at 16:27

Getting rid of brambles

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Last Post: 04/05/2015 at 19:50

Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Last Post: 15/11/2014 at 19:05

Tree id

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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 20:08

Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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