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Giant Echium (echium pininana)

Posted: Yesterday at 14:34

be careful about frosts. ive been to Guernsey many times and the chap by icart point that has a great café there grows them. I know one year he lost them all to cold weather, which Guernsey very rarely has.

I grew one but it but it died when I brought it inside in a pot.

my dads growing one now in his garden and its got to about 4ft, hes looking at making some kind of glass/plastic cover for it, I know people down south can keep them in a sheltered spot so I hope that's where you are glyn!

good luck and let mus know how you get on .

Strictly 2014

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 13:58

I wonder if the producers keep giving Anton rubbish dancer's to make him think about leaving?!!

poor judy,she is rubbish, but I read an interview with her about dunblane, and she said after that she can get thru anything,and a few horrible comments about her dancing doesn't bother her.shes having the time of her life!

but what will happen if she gets thru, and 2 of my favourites get in the dance off?like caroline and Frankie?!it could happen!then we all get cross,like last year,and the other years...

Perennial planting time?

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 13:53

thanks guys!!

great advice again

Perennial planting time?

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 09:09

hi guys

I ordered  agastache  "black adder" and Echinacea purpurea from a gardening catalogue for my birthday in September;i didn't realise they wouldn't be delivered until this month.

do I plant them when I get them, or put them into pots and plant in the spring? I only have a mini wooden greenhouse,which doesn't offer much protection,only from the rain,and my windowsills are full of other plants bought inside.

I have looked in my books and on the internet,and it seems rather conflicting advise.I suppose it depends on the winter we get?!

any suggestions? thanks.

Claire

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 15:49

thanks guys!

we all went out for tea today, and I could see at once it did my mum good. she looked happier than she had done in ages. my sister said "can we move on and not say any more" I said yes, altho I wanted to talk about what had gone on I felt I have to let it go for the sake of my mum whos 80.

yes,i do feel im owed an apology from the nephew,but waiting for that is like waiting for him to get a job...

altho we all talked there was an  elephant in the room, and he was not mentioned.mind you, none of us see him much anyhow as he is usually in bed all day,a couple of times a year we see him.

so,my relationship with my sister has changed, but hopefully with some time can heal.

thanks again guys for some great advice xx

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 08:43

I posted on this thread a while ago about my sister not speaking to me. it was over her son being foul mouthed to me, its been over 2 months. well now she wants me to see her and our mum, whos old and been really worried by this. off course I will, ive tried many times to get in touch,apologise,even when I did nothing wrong!!

thing is, mum said she doesn't want to talk about what happened, and we should "put it behind us and move on". I just think its weird,dont most people talk about what happened? off course I want to move on,but to not speak about it?!I don't see how we can have our old relationship back,we confided in each other about many personal things.

 

Monty don new series

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 12:32

im grateful for any gardening programmes on tv as we are woefully underrepresented! I enjoyed it, but like others could not believe the amount of money spent. and I did like montys advice to the chap with the pond who wanted to do everything.

ive certainly got some new ideas for my garden.what are we going to do once gardeners world is finished?!!

What's the best book you've EVER read ?

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 14:36

I think the chap from the league of gentlemen steve somebody or other is doing it,and playing georgie, Miranda Richardson is I think playing mapp, and duck face from 4 weddings and a funeral is lucia,I think,i could be wrong.my mums friend was in rye in the summer and she saw them filming it.

im worried its going to loose the humour,and be cruel,i don't know why!maybe im being pessimistic ! hope not!!

yes,p.g.woodhouse,so loved the blandings series on bbc !

My Christmas present (gardening) list

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 14:32

gardening books that have been on my amazon wish list for ages!

about a ton of manure.

a dozen pairs of gardening gloves - it doesn't matter what I buy I always get holes in them

What's the best book you've EVER read ?

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 14:25

anna karenin, brideshead revisited, and for a desert island the whole map and lucia series.which im dreading the new series of as im such a fan of the 1980s' one!

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Perennial planting time?

when to plant perennials 
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any ideas of what to do?! 
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potato problem

wire worms? 
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Taking Conifers out?!

problem with too large conifers 
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alternative to roses

what to plant instead of roses? 
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