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Planting under Magnolia

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 19:03

Cyclamen hederifolium would be very happy there.  Cyclamen coum also.   

Plant ID for wildflower

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 18:57

Ajuga reptans?  The picture won't enlarge 

Wildlife pond advice please

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 18:04

In practice it is very difficult to 'balance' a tiny pond - the water heats up in the warm weather and loses oxygen - I know you're not supposed to have them in wildlife ponds, but I think you need some mechanical means of oxygenating the water.  

I'd try a little pump to circulate some water and get it to trickle onto a largeish that sticks out of the water, so that the water picks up some oxygen - we once had one that we'd rigged up so that the water trickled out through the spout of an old standpipe onto a sloping piece of slate at the edge of the sink.  

Market Stall/Polytunnel

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 17:59

Having the right partner is key - I did it and loved it  - 9 acres, dairy goats, pigs, bullocks, sheep, hens, geese, veg   grey fergie tractor etc etc etc  - the then OH loved the theory but after a while he got bored and thought playing football and golf was more important than mending the fences when the bullocks had got out!  

I was the one that did all the training courses and delivered the cheese and eggs to the shops and was up at the crack of dawn and out like a light at the end of the day - several years down the line my health began to complain ........... we sold up and moved on - eventually separately ........... 

I need a shade loving plant that does not need much watering.

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 17:35

All of them do.  Another one to consider are the New Guinea Impatiens hybrids - they'll flower all summer and autumn, lots of lovely colours, happy in shade, but they do need watering! http://www.burpee.com/flowers/impatiens/impatiens-(new-guinea)-hot-divine-mix-hybrid-prod000226.html 

You can buy them ready to plant in your tub from most garden centres at this time of year. 

Rugosa Roases.

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 16:49

Sorry, I didn't mean Taylors - they're for clematis - the one I meant was the late great Peter Beales' Classic Roses site - here's a link http://www.classicroses.co.uk/ 

Think the sun has gone to my head

Cuckoo

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 16:45

Just been sitting outside listening to a green woodpecker yaffling too, while a family of baby blue tits get taught how to help themselves to the contents of our bird feeders and a blackbird splashed me when having a dip in the birdbath - a very good day 

Flummoxed by foxglove!!

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 16:43

Hmmm, the only one I can find at the moment is Pam's Split

http://www.hayloft-plants.co.uk/Digitalis/Pam'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. 

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If you're buying big pots ....

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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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