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Posted: 01/06/2014 at 07:34

 Couple of plants from KEF, so here's a slice of cake.  Sorry Fairygirl, I meant plants, not plant singular, it's just a bit of fun, there's nothing there that you wouldn't find in any garden centre or B&Q.  As soon as I've finished my tea I'm off to start planting.  There will of course be more cake for good guesses.  You weren't far off with the price!


Posted: 01/06/2014 at 07:18

 And here they all are when I got home. Prizes go to anyone who correctly names the plant, and a special prize for the nearest guess as to how much this little lot cost me!


Posted: 01/06/2014 at 07:10

Morning all  While some people were having a pimms party last night I was out hunting molluscs.  Got about 30 slugs and snails, we lost count after a while...Anyway didn't really have time to post on here yesterday because it was the local nursery open day where they sell off all the plants cheap.  So of course I had to go....

I was under strict instructions not to spend too much money, so I picked one of the smaller trolleys they have there.  Just wanted to share with you all:



Somehow I managed to get it all home! 

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 12:15

I use Sainsbury's cheap French lager Bieres des Flandres.  Seems to work well.  I also have a couple of slug traps with lids from B&Q very cheap, I will be buying some more, and it solves the rain problem, which we get quite a bit of here.

Blue foliage

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 07:34

I bet it's lovely...I think it's definitely going to go onto my list of what to plant in my big bed next year once the under-gardner's potatoes and onions are out.  What kind of conditions do you grow it in, KEF?


Posted: 30/05/2014 at 07:30

Morning Dove and KEF   Very jealous, would give anything for some sun.  It's so cruel to survive the winter again and have sun in the spring, only for it to be taken away again.  Met Office says it's going to be overcast and wet for the next two or three weeks in my area.  Boo.

Blue foliage

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 07:26


There's a few on here - makes me want to get some festuca glauca !

Cut flowers for wedding

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 07:18

I agree with Welshonion and BusyBee.  It's a bad idea to ask people to grow flowers for your wedding.  Perhaps if there are family members or close friends that you know are keen gardeners you could ask them to do it to help you cut costs.  Otherwise I would recommend growing them yourself.

Giving them a pack of seeds at the wedding (an alternative type of favour, I suppose) is a lovely idea and takes the pressure off both them and you.

As for what to grow, well sweet peas, zinnias, dahlias, chrysanthemums, something for foliage...the list is endless and I'm sure there will be loads of suggestions.  Good luck.


Posted: 30/05/2014 at 06:58

Morming Lesley! not bright here but hey ho at least its not raining. Hope you have a great time at gardening Scotland

What's this??

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 10:07

Just been out to have a look actually, but no sign of any phygelius between the crocosmia and the lysimachia punctata.  I haven't given up yet though, maybe when I cut them back in autumn there may be something there...

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