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Lysimachia Clethroides (Goose Neck Plant)

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 16:22

I didn't think they were terribly invasive - unlike their purple and yellow siblings . I quite fancy having it as I think it would work well with lots of other plants as Obelixx says.


Posted: 10/04/2014 at 16:20

Busy day at work again. Just having a cup of tea and a flapjack.

Doc- how is your outfit any different from every other day then?....

If  I set off now I can make it to Cornwall for hearties...haa haaar 

I have flapjacks..well - there's one or two left... 

Horse Manure - what to do with it

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 16:12

 I worked with horses for a very long time and I have plenty of free supplies! There's not much I don't know about horse **** 

Just contain it as best you can OL. Frank's right - if you've got a corner somewhere and something to cover it with, that'll do fine. If you have a bin - use that, but like any rotting material, it needs some air and some moisture.  Turn it every now and again if you can. The advice already given is all correct. Shavings are more widely used now for bedding and it can take a bit longer to rot down than straw, but I put a load on my new beds last August/September and covered them. It's all broken down now. I used some in the compost bin - no shavings there at all. It's brilliant stuff so it's worth making a bit of room for it somewhere.

Disappearing bulbs

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 08:04

Hi lilly. Tulips can be tricky as they need to be in well drained soil and a sunny site so many people treat them as annuals and replant new stock each year. The dwarf Iris tend to be short lived and flower less each year. It's still quite early for lots of tulips and daffs so perhaps some still haven't come through yet, but if it's not that, daffs  can get congested and come up blind so it's a case of splitting them and replanting. Have you perhaps planted the bulbs too deep, or are there other plants growing very close or on top of them preventing them coming through? Or are they waterlogged? They could have rotted if that's the case. 


Squirrels will dig up bulbs but usually it's the smaller ones as they don't dig very deep down.

Human irrigation system

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 07:49

Mike - as others have said - we'll be thinking of you and you have the support of everyone here. Good news or bad - you have friends here who will listen. 

Take care x


Posted: 10/04/2014 at 07:40

Morning all  - I won't say 'good' since there's more rain. And here I am with a washing all ready to go out..

 I have two or three tulips poking through - the ones I didn't get round to planting till last month....

Off for a quick look round before I go to work.

Best butterfly plants

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 22:17

Sedums  are very good Justin, and easy to grow. 


Posted: 09/04/2014 at 22:12

Welcome to the madhouse Jac! 

Here's hoping you get plenty of good weather this year to enjoy sitting in your paradise 

Sentimental Plants

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 20:43


Sentimental Plants

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 20:27

I bet he'd love it doc 

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