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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 20:02

Tasted pretty good too BM  

I've not had this variety before - hadn't even heard of it -'Everbearing Buddy'. Bought three plants in the bargain corner last September in Dobies. They were £1 each, but the original price was a fiver! I've taken a few runners from them  too.

Mystery Tomatoes

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 19:55

I'm growing Moneymaker  Fishy - and they're quite inconsistent in size. I grew them last year and they were just the same -the earliest ones tended to be bigger than subsequent fruits.  I also grew them in a previous house where I had a big conservatory. They were more consistent in size so perhaps it's also down to conditions. The conservatory ones all had exactly the same amount of light as they were in a row along one windowsill. The ones I've grown last year and this are in little growhouses so the light will be more variable. Perhaps it's that simple!

Mine are all still green at the moment too  

cherry laural

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 19:42

If you're looking to get a hedge established fairly quickly grace, you're best buying pot grown plants. It can be expensive - I'm almost 100% sure you can't buy laurel as bare root plants which makes it much cheaper- but the advantage of pot grown is that you can plant now if your site is ready. Bare root is only available during the late autumn and winter - not so much fun to be planting outside! Don't make the mistake of buying them too big either - they don't establish as well as a smaller size will, and are even dearer.. Something at about 3 feet is ideal. Most nurseries Laurel and you can also get them online from various specialist hedging nurseries 

Dare I say.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 19:36

I don't have to prove anything - I'm just a poster like most people here. Daniel Haynes and the mods will answer any queries about 'funding'. They can be contacted directly.

I'm off to help with a laurel hedge 

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 19:34

OL- don't be hard on yourself. It's because you're caring and kind that it happens.

Just remember, that's a better way to live, and you're a better person by being that way 

Dare I say.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 19:30

That's your choice punica, but your subscription has nothing to do with the forum - which is free for anyone to use - as much or as little as they choose. You can also choose not to post on a thread you don't care for. That's what I do - although I've made an exception in this case simply  to clarify that point 

Oh Thank You Neighbour!

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 19:21

Was that 'accidental' Yvie....

They  layer quite successfully  I think, so hopefully you will get a nice new plant out of it 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 18:52

Look like Agapanthus. 

The fasciation on plants is a weird quirk of nature isn't it? Someone posted a while ago with the same thing on a lily. I had a bit last year on the white buddleia I inherited here.

Cracking colour BM. I can smell those form here 

Just caught up with the posts on previous page so thanks to all those who admired my black background fence. It was a case of necessity more than design. Acres of orange wood is not my favourite thing in a garden....

This was my star on Monday. It isn't now - 'cos I ate it yesterday

 The fruits are the size of small plums - and very tasty!


Posted: 30/07/2014 at 18:27

Do you mean Scotland Verd? Pesky foreigners eh? 

Is agastache very strong smelling? I love liquorice, but I might be tempted to chew on it...

Was hoping to get on with some woodwork outside after work but it's very windy and showery so not great for that. There was a young buzzard wheeling overhead in the sun the other day - love hearing their plaintive cry. 

Bet you're glad the greenhouse is (almost) up and running KEF. You'll have loads of room for tomatoes -  for tons more pasta sauce! 

Garden Design Computer Programme

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 18:15

I'm like you Yvie - I like a pencil and paper! I think a computer programme would be very useful for anyone who has difficulty visualising the height and spread of one plant in relation to another though. That's probably one of the trickiest things to plan along with different flowering times or seasons of interest. 

Gardens are a lot harder to plan than interiors - at least everything indoors stays the same colour and size all year round! 

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