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Identification please

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 08:21

  The leaves look familiar, but not with that flower ... someone???


Posted: 25/01/2016 at 08:17

Wonky ((hugs))  to you and your lovely OH.  Don't worry about him - his colleagues will keep an eye on him   They know what to do.   Have a good day!

gardeners world

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 08:15


Posted: 25/01/2016 at 08:13

Hosta - I told you to come to Sunny Norfolk

As I remember it, burglars wouldn't have gone near my Firstborn's bedroom - too many ants (think I've told you that story).  !

Lots of seeds didn't get sown last year due to Pa's demise, so I'm not planning to buy a lot this year - just use up the ones I've got - or some of them at least!

Who are they???

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 07:29

Plant lavender variety Hidcote.  After flowering cut it back so that it forms a low mound.  Do this once every year - that will keep it low and tidy and flowering well - like this

 This is what the commercial lavender growers do and it keeps the plants young and productive.




Windowsill propagator

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 07:16

OK folks  - you've persuaded me - I've just ordered one for myself

Mini forests

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 06:52


I really can't see how his methodology would work in urban environments in the UK, simply because our native trees would damage the foundations of our homes and the infrastructure around them (drains, cabling, roads etc). 

Forests, at least in northern Europe, need space, both above and below ground.

However, there's a lot to be said for a good old fashioned shrubbery   All the benefits of a small forest and none of the disadvantages that I can think of.


Posted: 25/01/2016 at 06:39

Good morning all   G'day to Pat and Ginger

Ridiculously mild night last night - our low was 10.4C!!! it's 10.6 and rising at the moment and the central heating came on and switched itself off again!   And it's not because of cloud cover either - there's a wonderful full moon hanging low in the western sky and shining in on me as I noodle here with you lot. 

We used to have pet bunnies living in our garden when Wonky was small - well, a litter escaped and lived there for a while until we caught them all - they didn't seem to do much damage.

What do I do now

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 19:37

  Pretend the house is a greenhouse ???


Posted: 24/01/2016 at 19:28

A wormery is different to a compost bin - very different - have a good read through Edd's thread here

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