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Plant ID please anyone

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 19:29

I have tow mystery plants that I don't know if I sowed them or they are weeds.  The first has frilly leaves (showing salvia for scale)

 This one looks like a weed but it's only growing in one corner so maybe I planted it (welsh poppy for scale)

 I'd be very grateful if anyone could help to identify these.

What to do with laburnum?

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 20:50

We had a laburnum when I was a child and we were told not to touch it.  That didn't stop us.  We used to peel the seed pods apart for fun.  No one ever got ill, even though we weren't big on washing our hands.  The tree was beautiful.  If you've ever read 'My Cousin Rachel' you may want to avoid laburnum trees.

Making something new/better

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 06:52

I'm with gillian on the terracotta pot thing.

Help deciding colour of new fence

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 20:43

Design books recommend a black fence that will 'disappear' so I reckon dark brown would do just as well and will be harmonious with the other stuff you have in the garden already.

Complete garden makeover

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 20:41

How about a bit of box or yew topiary to make it look like organised chaos?

There is no demand for them????

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 20:38

There's a garden centre near me (York) that has a big box for people to exchange/ dump/ pick up pots.  Or you could put a request on Freecycle.


Posted: 11/04/2015 at 20:36

I haven't tried but I did it with supermarket parsley and it was very successful.

Be honest now

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 20:33

In my first garden (yard) I used to throw them over the wall down a good 20 foot drop to the car park below.  Now it's a horrid salt water bucket.  I hate myself for it.

Why have my rosemary cuttings died?

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 09:21

Great thanks!  I'll give it a go.

Why have my rosemary cuttings died?

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 08:45

Thanks, they looked ok all together, it was just once I'd separated them that it all went wrong.   I guess they could have frozen and moving them finished them off.  I'm getting a cold frame this year so will try again and keep them warmer as you advise.  Thanks.

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