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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Flummoxed by foxglove!!

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 16:43

Hmmm, the only one I can find at the moment is Pam's Split's-Split-1-young-plant/prod4324.html  

and a very similar one, but I'm sure I've seen an orangey yellow one .............. 

Flummoxed by foxglove!!

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 16:37

There are varieties of foxglove which have been bred to have split flowers - Pam's Split is one, and there are others. I shall google ..................

Market Stall/Polytunnel

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 15:30

Rather than a market stall why not see if you can supply a local farm shop?  Our local one has difficulty in sourcing some more unusual fruit and veg and different varieties of things and would be interested in a smallholder who could do that. 

Rugosa Roases.

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 15:28

I really wouldn't use a rugosa in the border - they're really quite rampant and sucker a lot - they're usually used for hedging - very good for deterring intruders 

Why not have a look on Taylors' website and see what takes your fancy - the search facility at the side is really helpful. 

Morning glory seedlings dying

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 15:25



Posted: 18/05/2014 at 15:22
Dovefromabove wrote (see)
Oh lucky lucky you! I've not heard one for 4 years.

Just heard one a short way away from our garden - I'm a very happy Dove 


Posted: 18/05/2014 at 15:08

We've got two retractable ones that are fixed to the back wall of the house, and then they clip onto a fence post at the bottom of the garden.  When not being used they retract back and disappear - loads of drying space  and with a clothes prop they get any bit of breeze that's going, which at the last house we found was sometimes a problem with whirligig ones.

suggestions please

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 15:06

One that I want to find room for and which would look lovely in the shade is Miss Bateman - it's a beautiful glowing white with a fascinating dark maroon centre .

 It flowers in May, June and September.

why do i not get email when get reply to my post

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 15:01

There have been some blips on the forum which the techies have on their To Do list - the problem is that when they sort one thing it seems to throw something else out of kilter.  

You're down near Diss aren't you?  Have you seen that a small group of us are meeting up at Bressingham Gardens on Tuesday? You'd be welcome to join us if you've nothing better to do 

Morning glory seedlings dying

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 14:58

 These are mine in the mini-greenhouse - it's open during the day and semi-closed at night, but if temps are forecast to go below 5C at night they'll be coming indoors. 

I sowed them on 30th April and they've been indoors on the dining room windowsill to start with, then last weekend they went into the mini-greenhouse for the daytime and came back at night - then since the nights started warming up. they've stayed out at night.  

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