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Plant ID's please

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 08:14

3 is definitely one of the rosas - look at those thorns!!! 

2 could well be creeping buttercup - particularly if it's cropping up all over the place

1 anemone of some sort


Posted: 19/03/2014 at 08:08

OK, now I've found some camellias I like ..



Lust is beginning to rear it's ugly head 

However, we're on chalk here - lots of it and it's very near the surface, and as it's free-draining we need all the rainwater we can garner for the veg plot, so I'm not going to buy a camellia ..... I'm not ..... I'm not ..... I'm not ...........  

Forkers!!!  Don't let me!!!!!!!!!!!!




Posted: 19/03/2014 at 07:52
KEF wrote (see)

Good Morning Lovely camellia Chicky. Lovely Woodland pics Lily.

Dove thanks for reply, will you let us know when Hefty appears?



Good morning KEF  I will - I went out there with a torch last night before going to bed, but not a sign of him/her 


Posted: 19/03/2014 at 07:03

For some reason I've never found a camellia that I coveted   

She's probably not called Donation either ......... or Sunburst .............. 

Mixing lilys bulbs

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 06:24

I grow my lilies in large pots - I don't mix the varieties as they take different lengths of time to flower, so you could have a pot of dying blooms with one still budding.

Having them in pots means that I can group them together when they're flowering 

who is sowing what this spring?

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 06:14

I've already sowed some beetroot, and I'm itching to get on with tomatoes, runner beans, borlotti beans, wax beans, courgettes etc. as well as some annuals for the flower beds etc.  

However, the big focus here is still on getting the pond finished so we can get the bed around it planted, then we'll be on to digging a new border in the front garden, so need to sow seeds for the new beds too. 


Posted: 19/03/2014 at 06:10

Good morning all   The weatherman has just said it'll be a fine and dry day for most of England today, although Verdun may have some lingering cloud (sorry Verdun).  After lunch I'm heading south to visit the Aged Ps, and then going on to stay overnight with son and daughter in law.  OH has to work so I'll leave him some sausages, beans and a jacket tattie to keep him company. 

Edd, hardworking gardeners also need to cater for 'the inner man/woman' 


Posted: 18/03/2014 at 19:01

Haven't seen sign of Hefty yet KEF, I have been keeping my eye open this week as the nights have been quite mild but not so far ......... 

Well, we are stuffed to the gills with squid stirfry - thanks for the offer of lovely Yorkies Fg, but we had some prawn crackers and there's no hope for us now 

Dahlia bulbs and tubers

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 16:50

I have heard from Lidl - the matter has been passed to the 'relevant department' and I will be contacted again once they have received their response etc etc etc 

Polluted ground

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 16:31

I agree with Nut - wait until the problem is sorted before doing any work on that area.

And I agree, don't panic about contamination - I grew up in a very rural area where everybody had septic tanks, most were created either prior or just post WW2 and they were built to much lower standards than nowadays, with a trench and soakaway for overflow at times of heavy rain - there was an area of black bogginess surrounded by a circle of tall dark green healthy looking grass and weeds in most gardens.  

As children we were told not to play in those areas and we didn't .......... but that was the end of the matter.  

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