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Posted: 21/04/2014 at 17:14


OK I'll tell you -  as well as a small bottle of Essence of Barley Straw to deal with the greening of the pond, I bought two large ready planted baskets of marginal plants for the pond, and some more Water Violet and two Water Soldiers.  The ready planted baskets worked out much cheaper than their constituent parts so were a good deal.

 They're the two baskets at the far side of the pond.  

Then.............. for the front garden I bought a Bergenia 'Overture', Verbascum 'Sierra Sunset' - gorgeous peachy apricot with rusty burgundy centres, and a clump of Camassia leichtlinii Caerulea - everything planted and watered 

Decision of the day

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 16:59

Hello Linda Taylor  I was at school with Linda Taylor - is that you?  It was a very long time ago ................................. 


Posted: 21/04/2014 at 15:57

Well, that's been a good day - I did some planting and weeding and watering - I went to the GC to buy a Stipa gigantea, but they didn't have one - how did I manage to come away with a boot full of plants and £70 lighter in my purse  

Thank goodness some of those £££ were vouchers  Phew!!!

Shall I tell you what I got ................................................. 

Check your delphiniums for caterpillars

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 15:52

Little beggars!!!  I only have one delphinium plant - I squidged 3 caterpillars, bdooly hill!!! 

Thank you Bob - have one on me


Check your delphiniums for caterpillars

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 15:47

I shall go and have a look ..................

What's eaten my brocollii, cabbage and cauli

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 15:45

Yes, that's what wood pigeons do to fields of rape, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflowers etc - but according to DEFRA farmers are only allowed to shoot them if they've tried to frighten them off first 

help needed identifying weed

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 11:59

Think that gives you two more options  - learn to like turnips or learn to like horsetail


Posted: 21/04/2014 at 11:57

Only plant mint in some sort of container sunk into the ground - otherwise in three years you'll have a bed of mint, mint and nothing but the mint!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Poisonous Plants

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 11:56
artjak wrote (see)

.... Every Primary School used to have a Laburnam (?) with yellow flowers in the playground; also toxic I think!

Don't tell Michael Gove - that'd keep his Education Budget down 

I'll get my coat ...................................... 

help needed to identify weed/grass please

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 11:54

Hi Rachel 

We'll need a pic - click on the green tree icon in the toolbar above where you type your post and follow the instructions - if that doesn't work shout and we'll try to help 

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