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Plant ID

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 15:16


gardenning granny wrote (see)

so many good suggestions - but I think they look like sweet williams, ...

That's because they're related - Sweet Williams are also in the dianthus family - they are Dianthus barbatus - but I'm pretty sure that Mobow's plants are not the Sweet Williams that are commonly grown as a cut flower. 


Posted: 25/10/2015 at 13:54

What a lovely morning it's been   10C  but very still and actually feeling quite mild. 

I've staked all the sprouting broccoli and put some windbreak fabric around them - the wind tends to swirl around the back garden because of the high fences and last year they got very buffeted so this year I've taken a belt and braces approach. 

I've also planted some bulbs, tidied the herb bed (and found what I think is a Death Cap fungus - very beautiful but it's not going in the casserole), cleaned and restocked the bird-feeders, moved some pots into sheltered positions and some others into the mini greenhouse and done some general sorting out. 

OH is going to dig up and pot a few raspberry canes for a friend of a friend this afternoon while I make the casserole - sans mushroom!

How many people can identify Japanese Knotweed

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 13:29

Oh dear there are some idiots out there.  That is definitely a cornus.

I think I'd feel like sueing e-serve - their employee's mistake has cost you a lot of money

new tree

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 13:26

And sadly the multi-stemmed Betulas are usually considerably more expensive than a single stemmed tree as they take longer to produce

Climber needed for a very narrow sunny spot - is it really possible?

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 11:51

Most plants need to be planted some way away from the fence.  Six centimetres is a very small space for any climber's roots

plant id

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 11:44
flowers in the rain wrote (see)

Thanks a lot Dove, you've cheered me up, still fell a bit daft....esp as my garden is full of primroses!!!!!


I've felt daft on here loads of times - but so have most people - but what does a bit of daftness matter among friends?

Honest mistakes are just honest mistakes ... and the person who never made a mistake never made anything 




Posted: 25/10/2015 at 11:37

We'll keep our fingers crossed for you Hosta   How are OH's knees doing?

Manuring & Winter Digging

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 11:35

Just get the weeds out asap  roots and all  - then you can manure whenever. 

plant id

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 10:34

You're here and you're cheery and friendly and you love gardening - that's all that's required

plant id

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 10:26
flowers in the rain wrote (see)

Oops , shows how much I know. Sorry I will keep quiet.

Don't you dare!!!  I'm often wrong - even Nut was semi-wrong once

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