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Posted: 02/03/2014 at 15:55

I've been sitting here watching Vertigo and drawing out a new bed incorporating a small wildlife pond for the back garden.

Now I have to think about possible plants ............   

Hesperis Matronalis, Sweet Rocket

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 15:25

Mine's been flowering on and off through this last winter! 

House plant question - growing a new one

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 15:23

What I tend to do is to add some compost to the water, so it's sort of slushy,  until it's got some better roots, then add more compost and let it grow on a bit,  then transfer to a pot. 

Fern flourished through mild winter.

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 14:19

Mine are exactly the same and I was pondering on the same thing - my instinct is to cut them back now - I wonder what others think?

How long?

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 14:16

You're going to have a lovely hedge - I planted a similar one some 35 years ago - we've since moved but the hedge is still fab.  When it had been in place about 3/4 years I planted some native honeysuckle between some of the shrubs and it was wonderful. Full of wildlife 

Plant ID please

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 14:12

Looks to me like Artemisia aka Lad's Love


it sounds to me as if you're treating it just right.  Cut it back and encourage it to bush out.  It also strikes quite easily from cuttings. 

Hesperis Matronalis, Sweet Rocket

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 14:10
fidgetbones wrote (see)

You could broadcast the seed where you want it, but I sow indoors into plug trays, and then pot on into 7cm pots, then plant in final position in September to flower next year.

Sweet rocket (Hesperis matronalis ) are hardy short lived perennials.

Fidget, that's like saying a Rolls Royce is a car ............. Sweet Rocket is a hardy short-lived perennial with probably the most intoxicating evening perfume it's possible to grow outside in the UK 

I am a sniffer.

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 13:56
Verdun wrote (see)

............, common gorse is wonderful when massed on our Towans and we can walk amongst it,......

Oh yes Verdun, the smell of gorse on a hot sunny day - absolutely intoxicating!

How long?

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 12:21

I think this is what is being bought

5m 60cm+ Native Hedging Mix Natural Wildlife Thorn Blackthorn Maple Hazel Beech  See original listing$_12.JPG


    Item condition: --  

“All plants in this native hedging mix have been grown on site and are lifted fresh to order.”



Presumably these are 60cm whips.

Garlic Planting

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 12:14

I don't like using sharp sand for drainage - I've never found it effective - I prefer to use coarse grit. 

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Crown Prince squash???

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