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Bob - you're so right about that. We all have differing levels of experience - I've learnt so much from the knowledgeable people here - but what's really nice is that new gardeners have this great source for help and advice which I wish had been around when I started. Instant answers to questions.
And a joke and a cake or two along the way as you say Steve
We had it at my last house and it just kept winding it's way underground and popping up everywhere. I quite liked it but we had loads of room to allow it so it didn't matter. The heavy clay kept it well enough under control. It was one of the few things the bunnies didn't snaffle.
Hurray! I'll not bother with my porridge this morning since there's lots of cake to be eaten
Joking apart Daisy - that's a terrific haul you got for your dosh. Hope you have lots of room for them!
Dove- I think some of the 'imbibers' from last night would have difficulty saying that today...
I'll just add The Botanics Nursery to this list. I received large foxglove plugs a couple of days ago - lovely big healthy plants, well packaged and labelled. Important when they're totally different varieties but look identical at this early stage! They went straight into two 7" pots temporarily and I hope to pot them into some individual 3" pots today. Excellent service and kept me up to date as there was a slight delay because of Chelsea.
Is there a thyme at the front Daisy? Salvia looked like Penstemon to me - don't grow either of them so I'll use that as an excuse
Where are the other shrubs? Are they bottom left - looks a bit like Philadelphus but it's too blurry when I enlarge.
I'm determined to have cake...the cupcake was very nice but Verdun will move in and get that cake if I don't get there first
I've got Black Dragon, Dove but I don't think it's as black as Night Owl. My BD definitely wasn't as dark as that pic, although darker than it looks here - the camera doesn't seem to get the depth on the purple shades :
Yumm Dove! Thanks - that'll get me going
I saw Mahonia, Delphiniums, Lavender, Dahlias, Acer, Pelargonium, Penstemon and Gerbera and a Daisy! Do I get cake now?
There's a lot of dark Irises Invicta so it would be hard to make a guess especially without a pic. I have a very dark inky one called Night Owl which I love. Perhaps try looking on one of the specialist nursery's sites and see if you can get it narrowed down