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Posted: 25/10/2015 at 16:49

I like winter   and I like spring, summer and autumn too

Wonky, I've potted up some Snow Bunting crocus in layers in your little pot - you can put it on your terrace and one day in the very early spring you'll come home from work and see it smiling at you

cutting back

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 16:15

I agree with Hosta   As the leaves die back and go mushy the nutrients from the leaves will return to the bulbs to be stored until they provide the energy to grow again next year

What's eating my carrot tops ?

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 15:38

Carrot leaves - I'd suspect a large slug lurking thereabouts.

Rhodo leaves - if it's just the old lower leaves I wouldn't worry.  Repot in ericaceous loam-based compost in the early spring

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?

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