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Posted: 12/05/2014 at 19:31

What about a  Perovskia atriplicifolia Blue Spire?  It would look great next to the pittosporum and also look great in front of a wall 


Posted: 12/05/2014 at 19:24

Thinking of you and hoping it all went well today Mike and that you're soon home and enjoying your garden again ((hugs)) 

Clematis ID please

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 19:11

Those pics do look even more like General S - don't you think Fg?

He's a very distinctive soft blue with a pinkish tinge. 

The Perfect Gentleman

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 19:01

I was feeling the same Busy Bee .............. 

edible or interloper?

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 18:59

Oh yes, I'd far rather single beet than pick stones - even if my soft little hands did get blisters.  

Clematis ID please

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 18:08

I'm wondering if it's General Sikorski if you scroll down you'll see some with a pinky tinge - we had it in our last garden and it sometimes had a tinge of pink especially in wet weather. 

The Perfect Gentleman

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 17:47

He is a star isn't he   I do hope he's doing ok 

And I hope that your wife is feeling much better now. 

I'm so glad to hear your comments about this forum Fishy - I think I've made some real friends here 


edible or interloper?

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 16:38

I grew up on a farm and when I got home from primary school at this time of year I joined the men out on the fields with a hoe, singling and weeding the rows of sugar beet to earn some pocket money - I developed quite a good eye for weeds that grow in arable fields - plus there was a pull-out poster from the Farmers Weekly pinned on the wall in the boot room. 

Things you learn at that age stay with you.

edible or interloper?

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 16:25

Polygonum persicaria - aka Redshank - a weed of agricultural and recently disturbed land.

Unidentified Plant!

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 16:21

I think this was a duplicate thread - the picture was posted and answered here 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 09:02

Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 22:47

Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 10:37

Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Some like the shade, some need the sun, some like sun some of the time ... 
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Do bees become addicted? 
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Copper tape

What do your slugs make of it? 
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Last Post: 16/04/2015 at 08:19

Plant ID please

Any better ideas ... 
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Last Post: 26/03/2015 at 15:22

First Pickings 2015

Those first rewards from the fruit and veg patch 
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Last Post: 17/03/2015 at 11:10

The Chelsea Fringe

Is there an event in your area? 
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Snowdrops to see in East Yorkshire

Snowdrop Spectacular!!! 
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Norfolk bargains?

Trachycarpus fortuneii 
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Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
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Please help me choose 
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Trees and their relationships

Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
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New Year Gardening Resolutions

What do you really mean to do differently in 2015? 
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