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Tiger Bean

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 12:53

What does it say on the back of the packet?

Tomato seeds

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 12:50

Oh certainly I agree  Chris, don't let them dry out ... I just watch out for the leaves to just begin to get soft and then the pots get a good soaking. 

Out of 20+ pots of outdoor toms last year I had two fruits with BER early on ... and I'm still using frozen tomato sauce for pasta etc from last year's harvest

Snake head fritillaria

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 12:44

They grow wild in a meadow near my old home - they are exquisite - if I had some there's no way I'd give them away, no matter how much I loved my wedding guests


Posted: 26/03/2016 at 12:42

Some seeds bought on ebay from China turn out to be what they say they are.  Some don't. 

You pays your money and you takes your chances.  Fine if you want an adventure - but if I want to be sure of what I'm getting I'll buy from a company that operates under European laws and with consumer's rights etc. 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 12:36

I will concede that Wonky was an adorable child

 Wonky's first garden (all her own work )

 and it just doesn't get more adorable than that does it? 

And yes, I did get her permission to post them

Geranium germination

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 12:11

My one Ger. Rozanne is now three   It needed to be dug up and potted up to wait for a new home in the sunnier bed we're creating;  it'll be happier there than where it's been on the Shady Bank - so providing they survive the rather savage root pruning they've experienced, one of them is for you Wonky   And don't forget, there's a rather huge Geum Totally Tangerine ready and waiting for you too. 

Mystery climber

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 11:20

It's really a 'conservatory plant' in the UK - gorgeous isn't it?

Geranium germination

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 11:11

If the worst comes to the worst Wonky, mine has reappeared - I'll split it and pot them up then if yours doesn't you can have one of mine

Message received and understood re gardening vouchers - and a day out to a GC to spend them might be on the cards

Weeping willow planting along eroding bank

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 11:08

Around here they're using brushwood faggots to protect and stabilise river banks

here's a picture and description of how they work

Geranium germination

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 09:59
WonkyWomble wrote (see)

Thanks Nut and Flumpy, that's very reassuring! I will try more of this patience thing then 

That'll be a novelty for you

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Choose just one ...

If you were coming here with us today what would you get? 
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Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Do you know it? Do you grow it? 
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Tracking their arrival 
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The garden will be lovely but my hands will be sore and chapped 
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East Anglian Bluebell Expedition

Another excuse for cake ............  
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Our favourite romantic songs 
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Job Done!

At last you've done that job you've been putting off for ages ... 
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A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome! 
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Lily Beetle !!!

Is this the first of the year??? 
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If you listen to the Archers ....

...... or even if you don't ................. 
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East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Anyone interested? 
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Combatting the Spanish Slug

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