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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 21:10

Nut - close the curtains!!! 

garden centres vs garden nursery's

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 20:30
Scott Edwards wrote (see)

There's nothing wrong in garden centres providing birthday cards, Christmas decorations etc. they are simply providing what people want. ...........

I don't think there's anything wrong with it - I visit a garden centre most weeks, sometimes more often - but if I'm looking for lovely plants, then I go to a nursery

Choosing a clematis

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 20:25

I like the Clematis alpinas, there are so many lovely ones -  you don't have to prune them at all if you don't want to, and they are so very pretty, they usually give us a second flush of flowers, and then lovely fluffy seedheads. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 20:19

Chicky, you  can have my share too, I'm not allowed any 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 20:16

18C in the shade in our back garden today 

But no icecream 

hedges

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 20:13

If any encouragement, don't make the mistake of thinking that the bigger the plants you buy the quicker the hedge will grow.  

Larger hedging plants often take quite a while to settle and establish after transplanting before they grow away, while smaller plants will quite often catch up or even overtake the growth of bigger ones as the transplant shock isn't such a big deal for them. 

Plant/weed ID

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 20:10

We get a lot of them in our garden - I noticed one of the chrysalids in the mini-greenhouse this morning.  I left it where I found it to pupate 

hedges

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 20:04

I would plant a holly hedge - it's an evergreen British Native and provides good cover and nesting opportunities for wildlife, it'll form a dense hedge which will deter intruders and you can also have berried holly branches for Christmas.  

http://www.hedgesonline.com/holly-hedging 

It grows much more quickly than people think, but I would erect a windbreak screen http://www.harrodhorticultural.com/windbreak-and-shade-netting-cid182.html  around the outside and plant the holly inside - that little bit of protection will help the holly to bulk up a bit more quickly, and will also stop passers by and their dogs from damaging it until it has grown into a sturdy hedge.

 

Plant/weed ID

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 19:48

It looks like a pupa of the beautiful Angle Shades moth 

http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/species/angle-shades

 

garden centres vs garden nursery's

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 19:16

If you want some basic plants, similar to the ones everyone else has got,  and some pots and bags of compost and manure and some new tools, camping equipment, Christmas decorations and some tropical fish, bird food, kitchen equipment, new boots, a gilet, sweets, birthday cards, artificial flowers or some costume jewellery the go to a garden centre 

If you want to buy some special plants from someone who understands them and has grown them well, then go to a family-run nursery 

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