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Posted: 25/07/2015 at 07:54

Good morning Pat E and Verdun

I've got smilies - I'll share some with you with you

I've just been outside (in the rain) to have a quick check on things - the pond is 4" higher than it was a couple of days ago!

The temp went down overnight to 11.6C and is still there

Corkscrew Willows

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 07:09
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

I grew one from a branch I sprayed gold and used as a christmas tree. It rooted in the pot and I planted it out in the garden in Spring. It ended up about 15m tall, but the year after I sold the house, it died from honey fungus.

Maybe it was  missing me?



Posted: 25/07/2015 at 06:33

Good morning all   I am not going out there in my pjs to see what the temperature is or to find out whether the hedgehogs have eaten their supper.  At least I'm not going to have to water the beans today!

Hope the night owls got some sleep eventually and that PatE is warming up!

The Instant Gardener

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 17:21
AJ 2 wrote (see)
I have definitely taken to adding more plants and looking after the ones I have- never cared for gardening before but after the help they gave me I am giving it my best shot! Not allowed to say which one is mine until it's aired but it is a very different type of "garden" (quite a big clue! You will know which one is mine from that!!!)

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 17:18

Are you going to be wearing a pink carnation and carrying a copy of the Financial Times?

Plant ID

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 15:55

That looks like a miscanthus  giganteus to me - there are fields full of them around here grown as a bio-fuel.

Mystery Indoor Plant

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 15:45

Think it's a Tradescantia zebrina - there are lots of different colours.  They usually strike easily from cuttings but sometimes they stall - has yours actually got any roots?

Propagating Foxgloves

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 14:25

Absolutely agree Nut

Propagating Foxgloves

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 14:21

However, it's unlikely that foxglove plants grown from seed will be identical to the parent plant. 

If you have different types of foxgloves in the garden the 'offspring' are likely to be crosses of them and any others in the area which have been visited by the bees which pollinated your foxgloves.

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At last you've done that job you've been putting off for ages ... 
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