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blind daffodils

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 10:31

Hefty is fully employed here thankyou !!! 

In the wild daffodils grow in damp meadows where their toes are in moist soil all year round - a jolly good soaking with the hosepipe after flowering time is really good for them if Mother Nature forgets to arrange a Late Spring Deluge.


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 10:27

Wow!  Thompson & Morgan have replied to SmiffyG on the Thompson & Morgan Issues thread!!!!!!!!!!!! And they've apologised!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Bed under north facing wall - what can I plant?

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 10:22

I've grown Swiss chard very successfully in shade. 

Clematis wilt?

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 10:19

Have a look at the stems - check whether they've been 'peeled' by grazing snails in the night - they seem to love the bark of clematis stems!

At my last garden I'd spend rewarding spells in late evenings with a torch scouring the tangled montana stems for marauding snails - they were sent on 'foreign holidays via air travel' to neighbouring gardens  -   all right, I know they don't stay in their new gardens, but at least they spent a few hours en route home rather than on my clematis. 


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 09:12

Hurrumph!  To add to the Severe Saharan Dust pollution in Norfolk, the opposite neighbours' builders are angle-grinding paving stones - clouds of cement dust everywhere - glad I did the planting at the front of the house yesterday 

can someone please help me identify this plant :)

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 09:01

It sneaks into this garden under the fence from next door as runners but when we first arrived here it was in large woody clumps.  On the other side of the city there's a large area completely covered with it - pretty and the bees like it, but it does like the soil here so has to be controlled.  

can someone please help me identify this plant :)

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 08:49

Possibly Centranthus ruber, but can I just throw Saponaria officinalis into the ring (aka Soapwort, Bouncing Bet etc etc etc)  - I can't find any in my garden to check (I weeded it all out last week but there'll be plenty more in a month's time) but my Keble Martin looks pretty similar.  

can someone please help me identify this plant :)

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 08:39

No, it doesn't look like JKW 


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 08:37

Good morning all   A bit late on here this morning - have been getting ahead with other household tasks in order that I can spend the rest of the day in the garden - but must go to GC first - more manure needed, and plants for the pond - good job I've found the vouchers I was given when I retired 

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