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Posted: 24/05/2012 at 11:32

I think the lack of colour this year was due to the weather conditions, and the fact that lots of the show gardens are much more naturalistic. I was astonished how many gardens had what most gardeners would consider weeds growing in them. I won't feel so bad now, as my garden has buttercups, wild geum,cow parsley, and other so called weeds, grown deliberately, as I like them. I just have to keep an eye on the spreading each year.  After all a weed is only a misplaced plant

Lavender from Seed

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 11:23

Last autumn when I trimmed my lavender plant, all the little snippets,( some only 1 inch long), I stuck into a pot of grit /mcp mix and covered with a lemonade bottle. They stayed in a cold greenhouse all winter and now I see I have 8 little plants , some now 5 inch high with good roots coming through the holes at the bottom. I'm amazed they took so easily. Will do the same next year to increase stock. Will pot them on now the warmer weather is here. Would recommend anyone to have a go this way. Could easily do on a windowsill if no greenhouse available.

Waterlogged area

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 21:35

Are you looking for vegs or flowers?

can't get a photo on

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 21:20

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 Sorry figrat, got as far as copying, and just did not understand the rest. I'm not very technical I'm afraid!

can't get a photo on

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 20:36

The only thing I've managed to do is change my profile picture to the one I wanted to load! Don;t know if it's big enough for anyone to see.

can't get a photo on

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 20:29

I'm on Internet Explorer and the image is a jpeg. not sure what size each picture is but the 3 pics in that file total 2.9

can't get a photo on

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 12:52

I've been trying to get a photo on a post of mine but I get the message ' Not a valid file type'. What am I doing wrong please help?

Is this a euphorbia

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 12:48

Thank you lilylouise. It looks a bit like one of the picture but a very different colour.

 I'm determined to get the photo on, but still not sure why it rejects it.

Is this a euphorbia

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 12:15

I have this growing in the garden, but it is something the birds must have brought. It looks like a euphorbia to me but I can't find a picture of it online or in any of my gardening books. Anyone out there got an idea please?

Tried to load photo but message says this is not a valid file. Any help gratefully recieved.

euphorbia id

Posted: 17/05/2012 at 20:37

Many thanks Frank. I did find out that one of them is a cyprus spurge from the Wiki photos. I'll try to post a photo of the red leaved one I've got and see if anyone on here can name it for me. It's a very delicate one on a long stem with just the foliage at the top very sparsly leafed. Difficult to explain, yes I'll try the photo tomorrow.

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