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Latest posts by cotty1000

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 13:02

Thank you. I am obsessed. I have had to get rid of a lot of plastic pots as I have accumulated so many over 4 years. Before that I thought all plants came in bulb form,I didn't have a clue but after buying a run down house with a garden in need of tlc you learn quickly.

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 This was my decking a couple of months ago.

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 This is it now in its infancy. I have agapanthus,dahlias,sweet peas,osteospurmum and some annuals if they survive the slugs! Will try and post again in a few weeks.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 12:38

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 This is a flower garden I started last year for my two girls. I love the cottage style look. Can't believe how well it has done in a year!

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 Oryla looking fantastic here.

Why is it that you plant these somewhere else and the slugs devour them?!

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 Penstemon sour grapes with sambuscus and a massive hebe. It will look even better soon.

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 Can't really tell in this photo but the scabious look brilliant swaying in the wind with osteospurmum underneath.

Love your salvia fidgetbones,I think it would look good in my first photo or next to the scabious.

English bluebell,Spanish bluebell,scilla is it me or are these plants confusing

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 20:00

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 I bought these last autumn and they were labelled English bluebells,I think that they aren't.

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 This plant arches over,but I think it's the wrong colour.

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 And these I think are neither English or Spanish.

Any ideas?

Are there other plants that cause so much confusion?

English bluebell,Spanish bluebell,scilla is it me or are these plants confusing

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 08:09

I will try and take some more photos as these plants are all different but you can't tell with my shoddy photography.

 

English bluebell,Spanish bluebell,scilla is it me or are these plants confusing

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 20:29

With lots of hyacinthodes,hybridised bluebells,scilla and what ever else you want to call them out at the minute,is it me or is it confusing?

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 Confused yet?

how long should i put astrantia seeds in the fridge before sowing?

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 19:51

I did have some outside but we haven't had a winter here. But the seeds might not be any good. I have some other seeds,so I thought I'd try this method. 

how long should i put astrantia seeds in the fridge before sowing?

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 19:25

I have never had any success growing astrantia from seed,so I am going to chill in the fridge first to trick those pesky seeds. Any advice would be great.

plant id

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 08:15

Thank you. I think I will keep and move when dormant.

plant id

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 07:50

Are the berries poisonous to dogs? 

plant id

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 07:28

I have a tree that has self seeded next to a big cherry tree and two buddlias. Should it stay or should it go?

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Discussions started by cotty1000

plant id please

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what caterpillar is doing this and why?

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Last Post: 12/07/2014 at 17:03

plant id

is it ammi majus or a perennial or ? 
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Last Post: 12/07/2014 at 16:51

English bluebell,Spanish bluebell,scilla is it me or are these plants confusing

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how long should i put astrantia seeds in the fridge before sowing?

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Last Post: 26/04/2014 at 19:59

plant id

is this tree worth keeping? 
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Last Post: 25/04/2014 at 10:31

is spring the best season?

tulips and beautiful colour 
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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 16:32

plant swap

anybody interested in a regional plant swap? 
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Last Post: 17/04/2014 at 21:25

when do i take root cuttings of Japanese anemones?

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Last Post: 17/04/2014 at 14:05

i don't need to sound silly but...

i don't know when to prick out grass? 
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Last Post: 14/04/2014 at 17:18

anybody have any spare top soil near chester?

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Last Post: 13/04/2014 at 09:04

what are you propagating?

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Last Post: 15/04/2014 at 08:18

plant ID please

do i leave or heave it out? 
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Last Post: 09/04/2014 at 11:13

agapanthus nurseries

where is best to buy online 
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Last Post: 08/04/2014 at 16:58

raised ponds.built out of sleepers and scaffolding boards

i am wanting to build a child safe,wildlife pond. 
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