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Help identify this plant with red buds

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 08:16

A few more days of fine weather and the leaves will develop - that'll give us a better idea 


Posted: 17/03/2014 at 07:23

Chicky -  re pond - OH is at work today and is going to ask if he can borrow an axe from his boss - I'm waiting for our builder to contact me about a quote for decorating and some other bits and bobs so I might just get him to lend a hand too - he likes doing stuff in the garden 

Plant for tidal beach?

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 06:59

The beaches around here have Sea pea (lathyrus japonicus) and Sea kale (crambe maritima) , but both of these only grow above the high water mark and can cope with the occasional soaking, not twice a day.  

Other plants that can grow on salty fringes are sea purslane (sesuvium portulacastrum)  and marsh samphire (salicornia) both of which are edible, and sea lavender  (limonium) aka statice which does have attractive flowers, and of course there are some grasses which can cope with salty conditions - Spartina is one that I'm aware of.



Posted: 17/03/2014 at 06:33

Good morning all   Temp only dropped to 7C overnight   mind you, from the forecast it's only going up to 13C today ............ 

News of the day - my erythronium's got flower buds   I bought it last year but it's still in it's pot waiting to be planted when the pond is finished. 

Fruit and veg growing

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 21:16

Don't hesitate to come back and ask about anything you're not sure of Kassie and let us know how you get on 

Thanks to Folks on the Forum

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 20:49

Water it occasionally, sponge it's leaves clean and give it just a little Baby Bio orchid fertiliser and say nice things to it Peegee - it will probably bloom again. 

Can anyone identify this shrub/plant thankyou :)

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 20:46

Not a pine - it looks like a yucca to me 

pea supports

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 20:38

I'd use them Peanuts - if they don't have lots of little twiggy side branches then you could get some other twiggy sticks and put them amongst the cobnut sticks to build up some layers, as in Frances Pryor's photographs.  Should be fine. 

Fruit and veg growing

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 20:35

I think for runner beans I'd use John Innes No. 2 loam-based compost.  They should be fine in your garden - my little patch was north-facing and we still got quite decent crops. 


Posted: 16/03/2014 at 20:29

Dove has been ordering a clematis  It will be delivered next Tuesday 

It looks the most gorgeous thing It's to go on the fence behind that pink rose Bonica that I ordered yesterday 

Edited to say:  look what it says about it here  

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