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Is there such plants

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 07:48

London Pride will grow there. It grows in deep shade -wet or dry 

Saxifraga urbium is it's proper name.  

I have Astilbes in wet shade - not exactly pot plants, but they will grow them. Bergenias should as well. 

Some geraniums will too worth trying.


Posted: 16/03/2017 at 19:30

Yes -  they'd be in pots if I had them nut. Not sure they'd like our soil/climate etc.

I know what you mean about the solid look too.


Posted: 16/03/2017 at 19:01

Ah - never had them in the garden nut - although I often fancy getting some   

Not the blue ones though - that colour makes  me feel    

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 18:45

The sea isn't my favourite thing either Dove. I like to admire it with my feet firmly on the ground...

None too warm  now - took stuff out to the  bin - three degrees and that's without the wind. Perhaps we'll get some of those wintry showers right enough. Meatballs and pasta to warm us up though. Smallest fairylet has done a good job with them  

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 18:18

Lovely Joyce - my pulsatillas are a little while away from flowering, but the buds are beautiful in their own right. I love them, and the seedheads too  

My tulips will be a while too - lovely to see those Kaymay  


Posted: 16/03/2017 at 18:11

Yes - too early nut - I'd forgotten that.

They look like the ones that are a cross between the natives and the Spanish ones. Or did you mean just Hyacinths? They look a bit 'bare', if you know what I mean

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Posted: 16/03/2017 at 18:10

They're not native bluebells I'm afraid. Habit and shape is wrong.

An easy way to tell is the pollen. Native ones have creamy pollen - the Spanish invaders have blue.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 18:04

Liri - can't beat those Scottish skies! Looks like some of my pix from Sunday   

Have you got a long enough hose T'bird? I'll connect you up to the sky...

We haven't had that much wet weather either - for here anyway. It's been great!

Advice about the lawn

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 18:00

Looks a lot better than mine does!

If it's dry enough to cut, then give it  a trim, but don't scalp it or you'll compound any issues. Take a little off  then mow again next week taking a little more till you get it to the right sort of height for weekly mowing through the growing season. 

If the ground's very bumpy and lumpy, you can fill bigger holes with some soil and compost to level them up, firm it and lightly rake, and then sow some grass seed. Best done when it's warm enough for reasonably quick germination. Scatter some seed over the whole area too, to get it blending in nicely with the rest of the grass, otherwise any patches will stick out like a sore thumb 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 17:47

Has anyone seen Lesley too? Is she on holiday or at her parents?  Thought perhaps I'd missed her saying. Hope B'man is ok too Dove. He said he looked in from time to time, so perhaps he'll post again soon. 

Don't envy you the kidneys Obelixx - no need to send me any leftovers    

I think the green haze on the hawthorn made me feel a bit more springlike, although it was hard believing it was anywhere near spring when the rain was lashing at lunchtime! Those 'classic' spring flowers are so optimistic somehow 

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