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Posted: 25/02/2014 at 13:50

I've just been out into the garden and pulled the first of our rhubarb for a crumble - it's beautiful - I've posted a pic on the Rhubarb x 3 thread 

Can You Identify This Plant?

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 13:49

You can see the new growth on your photograph - it's a slightly lighter green .

Can You Identify This Plant?

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 13:46

Yes, vinca major -

 I've got a clump blooming beautifully in my garden at the moment.  It spreads by runners but each autumn/winter I cut back the old foliage and remove unwanted runners and pull out any unwanted new plants.  The new growth in the very early spring is what carries the lovely blue flowers. 

Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 13:11

 Timperley Early - freshly pulled from my garden five minutes ago 

Nasty stagnant pond

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 12:46

Garden equipment is one thing but I really wouldn't use it for ponds.  

The Jeyes' Safety Data Sheet says,


The product contains a substance which is very toxic to aquatic organisms." 

We'll have to agree to differ on this one Alan 

By the way, how are you doing?  Have you decided what to do with that olive tree?

Nasty stagnant pond

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 11:24

No, not Jeyes fluid if you want wildlife to survive in there!  It's poisonous!!! 

chilli peppers

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 10:58

I have seen them before - just wanted to say the link didn't work 

Distinctive Shrub/Plant

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 10:20

Julie, I have nothing to add to the lovely suggestions above - the idea of underplanting with some spring bulbs is lovely too - but I wanted to pass on my condolences to you at what must be a difficult time - a peaceful passing - just what we would all wish for our parents. 


Posted: 25/02/2014 at 09:57

Enjoy Lizzie ............ green with envy here!

Will my euonymous climb up the fence?

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 09:55

It won't climb up there as quickly as a climber will Jim.  

Tell us a bit more about the site - someone may have a better idea 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 11:57

Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:19

Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Last Post: 04/03/2014 at 08:00

Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Last Post: 14/03/2014 at 13:28

Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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Last Post: 21/02/2014 at 10:05

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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Last Post: 22/03/2014 at 12:18

New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Last Post: 31/01/2014 at 10:05

Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Last Post: 27/01/2014 at 20:27

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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Last Post: 10/02/2014 at 17:33

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

A reason to get out there in the fresh air and count anything that's flowering .... 
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Last Post: 03/01/2014 at 17:42

What is this ornamental tree please?

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Last Post: 06/01/2014 at 22:12

A Holly Orchard

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Last Post: 28/12/2013 at 14:46

Happy Endings

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Last Post: 23/12/2013 at 17:57

Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

Probably a little late for this year but .... 
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Last Post: 06/01/2014 at 08:23

Growing Mushrooms

Has anyone done it on purpose? 
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