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Posted: 06/09/2015 at 20:17

I think that after spending time with that carpet a hot bath is imperative!!!

Does anybody know what this plant is please

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 20:09

I've seen it before, but not recently.  Can't remember - looking in my Keble-Martin .................  Bristly Oxtongue - Picris echiodes aka  Helminthotheca echiodes

mystery tomato

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 20:01

Lots of credible sites out there with information about the Spanish Heirloom Montserrat type tomatoes, large ribbed tomatoes with hollow insides, good flavour.

Here's one of them


Posted: 06/09/2015 at 19:08

We didn't really plant the vine for the grapes - I wanted a vine because the farmhouse I grew up in had two vines growing all over the front of the house and I was desolate when my parents' builders took them down because the old bricks of the house had become porous and the wall needed rendering.  I remembered leaning out of my bedroom window and picking sour grapes, and coming home from school on an autumn day, walking down the drive seeing the glorious reds, oranges and purples of the vine leaves against the house walls.  I wanted something on a trellis wall at the side of the dining area on the terrace that would be like that.

We visited special friends who were just starting on making a garden for the dream home they'd been making out of a lovely old Suffolk barn - I mentioned that I was looking for something that would give me those autumn colours and Frank suddenly grabbed a magazine cutting about the vine Boskoop Glory - it seemed to be just what I wanted.  I bought the vine and planted it three years ago. 

Two years ago next June dear Frank died of the cancer he'd fought so bravely.  The leaves of my Boskoop Glory are turning wonderful shades of purple, pink and orange and I see it every time I look out of the window or step out of the door, and I think of my dear friend, his dear wife and his lovely children who loved him and miss him so much.


Posted: 06/09/2015 at 18:39

You could plant your daffodils in baskets (the sort used for planting in ponds) and then sink the baskets into the beds when you take out your begonias.   That way they'd be in naturalistic clumps.  When your do put the baskets into the border you can then plant your tulips in naturalistic clumps between the baskets of daffs.


Posted: 06/09/2015 at 18:19

Robust is good - I keep telling myself that when I look in the mirror

We've just eaten the first ever bunch of grapes grown on our vine


Posted: 06/09/2015 at 17:49

That's very exciting Vickie - there are other grubs which look similar but are a bit smaller - Stag beetle larvae are quite large and are usually found in rotten wood.


Posted: 06/09/2015 at 17:45

Better have a sit down Panda

Oooh, I didn't know Ruby Tuesday - it's gorgeous

Insect ID please

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 17:35

A Rove Beetle? 

Winter container display

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 17:23

I have a Phormium Yellow Wave that I want to use as the main plant in a large terracotta bowl for a winter display on our west-facing front verandah-type porch. 

I'm stuck for ideas of other plants to combine with it for a striking display.

Any ideas please ...

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Tree Nursery bankrupt - online auction

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Ilex crenata

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Saying goodbye

Farewell to a friend 
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Last Post: 21/11/2015 at 10:18

It's different in Cornwall

Undisputable proof!!! 
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A Point of View

Our relationship with Gardening 
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Last Post: 19/10/2015 at 18:48

Autumn colour

Photos of the autumn jewels in our gardens 
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Last Post: 31/10/2015 at 09:46

Geum Totally Tangerine

It's got to be moved ... 
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Last Post: 02/10/2015 at 07:49

Which Cornish Garden to visit in September?

If you could only choose one ........... 
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Last Post: 13/09/2015 at 15:52

Winter container display

Stuck for ideas 
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Last Post: 12/09/2015 at 15:37

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 19:53

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 08:10

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 20:16

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56
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