Latest posts by chrissieB

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Plant ID

Posted: Today at 21:34

It's a very pretty one, think it might be added to my ever growing wishlist :)

Plant ID

Posted: Today at 21:15

I think it's a thalictrum - but don't know which one

Daisies in the lawn

Posted: Today at 19:44

Hi Dilly3, lawn daisies are Bellis perennis

Last edited: 23 May 2017 19:45:32


Posted: Today at 09:18

Hi Lyn

I did email and apparently they were simply overwhelmed by the response to the offer. I do now have a second expected delivery date so fingers crossed that they do arrive this time.

Lobelia Fanscarlet & Ricon

Posted: Today at 08:31

Could you post a picture of the ricon? Have never heard that name and nothing seems to come up when I google it. The only name I could think of near to that was ricinus, the castor oil plant?

Last edited: 23 May 2017 08:32:17


Posted: Today at 08:10

I ordered one of their offers on the 8th April and still waiting for delivery - am now on my second date and might not get my plants until mid June so feeling a little let down at the moment. Glad to hear that their plants are good so hopefully will be worth the wait.

Daisies in the lawn

Posted: Today at 08:00

Hi Notyalca, was looking this up as I love daisies too and wanted to introduce some into our lawns. You can buy seeds or plug plants - best time for sowing seed is autumn. You can get the plugs from nurseries which sell wildflowers.

i only say wanted in the past tense as only a few days after wistfully wishing for daisies we had some appear- the garden fairy must have heard me LOL

We only moved in last year and the garden was very neglected so maybe having some regular mowing encouraged them to appear. I don't understand the comment re needing to keep the grass longer as my nana had daisies all over her lawns and they were mowed every week and kept quite short and she always said that was why she had more daisies than her neighbours?

Greenhouse Shading

Posted: Today at 07:51

If rigging up your own shading out it on the outside of the greenhouse if possible. Works much more effectively if you reduce the amount of heat entering the greenhouse.

Summer sweet /common white alder

Posted: Today at 07:27

Link above to information on the rhs site. I haven't grown one but have seen the white flowering ones, they are quite large from memory but this pink variety seems smaller.

Might be worth trying to smell one just to check you do like the fragrance as fragrant doesn't necessarily mean a smell you wil like! I seem to remember the smell was quite sweet, but can't be sure.

tumbling tom, up a wigwam?

Posted: Yesterday at 14:20

i guess you would need to keep tying it in as they probably won't support themselves but don't see why not? Worth a try and would love to know how you get on.

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