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Dartford Crossing new system

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 23:27

Thanks for this info and the very useful link Salino. I live in Essex and don't use the crossing regularly but would just expect to roll up and pay at the kiosk....I too have not seen any info of this on bill boards, newspapers etc in my area. Thanks again.

Erigeron karviensis overwintering

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 19:12

Mine stays outside. It is hardy but it is sitting in the wet which would kill it. Mine dies back completely and then comes from the base in spring. You will probably find seedlings popping up everywhere in cracks, gravel etc if it is happy!


Posted: 05/11/2014 at 17:24

I should also add my Callicarpa is 'Profusion'. It is in a clayish soil improved with compost and manure when I can get it. It is in  full sun, fairly sheltered.


Posted: 05/11/2014 at 17:21

Sorry, was too dark when I left for work this morning and losing light when I came home. Some of the photos are with flash due to the poor light. I have never pruned my shrub but I will reduce its height in spring due to the growth spurt it has had this summer!





Posted: 04/11/2014 at 17:34

I am in Essex and have a beautiful Callicarpa which is covered in berries at the moment. It's dark outside at the moment but will post a picture of the full shrub tomorrow. I have only got a close up pic. of some of the berries (below).

I love my bush which has grown a great deal this year. I bought one for my elderly neighbour next door as I thought my bush would berry better with another bush for pollination purposes, but I can't say it makes any difference. It is a low maintenance shrub which glows at this time of year and I wouldn't be without it. The berries persist for months and are often commented on - the bush is in my front garden in full sun.




Posted: 02/11/2014 at 18:50

I've thought about doing the same as you to show children at school where ginger comes from. I cam across the following article which answered most of my questions and hopefully yours too as it is on my ' things to do' list!

Hope it is helpful 

Infinity garden

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 14:11

Verdun makes a good point. It would be good to know the names of the shrubs as not all would be suitable for a move at this time of year and some have different preferences as to what their roots go into. An example being a camellia - not good to move now, better after flowering in spring...

Forest School

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 23:52

Hi Dane, like Nutcutlet I haven't heard of this type of school before and would like to know more. Thanks.

horticultural society

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 23:17

Table centre pieces made from a cut log with a hole drilled for a candle and decorted with holly etc Lots of different ideas ...


blue chrysanthemum

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 11:14

Yes, if you click on 'how to grow' at the bottom of the page on your link all the info comes up -


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