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Posted: 11/05/2014 at 08:35

Good morning all 

Sunshine alternating with heavy showers here again today but much milder nights - averaging around 10C   Quite windy tho' 


sharp sand

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 21:01

I've got some sharp sand from the builders merchants - seems fine.

Alan - how are you doing? 

Lord Anson Perennial Sweep peas

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 20:58

I've just done some googling, Lord Anson's Pea is Lathyrus nervosus rather than Lathyrus  latifolius - the usual perennial sweet pea.

Apparently Lord Anson's Pea is a bit special and scented.  However, it does seem to be a bit tricky to grow 

SALIX 'Flamingo'

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 20:39

No I'm afraid it can't - it will be very unhappy and drop its leaves and probably die - it's an outdoor plant and needs fresh air, sunlight and rain - it can't tolerate the low light levels and dry conditions of a house.   Sorry 

Honey Fungus growth

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 20:36

Sulphur tuft isn't damaging in the garden like Honey fungus is  and can just be regarded as an interesting plant in your garden - however it is one of the toxic ones so keep children away from it, or it they're too little to be relied on to stay away, it's probably a good idea to remove any fruiting bodies before they go out to play in the garden.   Wash your hands after touching it. 

This is in my neighbours garden flowering now, can anyone please identify it :)

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 20:26

Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin' - Chilean potato vine 

Floppy Chilli Leaves

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 20:19

Sounds like it - is the greenhouse closed up?  It really needs to be open as much as possible during the day. 

Lord Anson Perennial Sweep peas

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 20:18

They can look pretty weaving in and out of an old picket fence around a cottage veg patch -in that sort of situation they look after themselves year after year -  but unless I'd got that sort of garden I wouldn't grow it.

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