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A 'Plant ID' forum topic

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 19:12

Great that you've found the forum so helpful FC. In the eighteen or so months I've been here, I've had loads of wonderful  advice and help from  other members, and also lots of support. Long may it continue. There are some terrific people here   

Dove's right - there are lots of plans in place for the site, so that will make it even better. 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 19:03

Lovely poppy MrsG, and speaking of which - this  opened today

 so I moved the pot to get another pic

 The first lot sown didn't germinate.   This is the only one which germinated from the second sowing.

There was something rather poignant about only having one....

The day ahead.

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 16:31

That sounds a lovely lunch art. I'm not veggie but I would love that. I always laugh at the people who say they're veggie but they basically live on pizza and chips and don't eat much veg at all! Perhaps that's just the Scottish ones...

Berghill - bet you're glad you followed that advice. Hope you've had a great day.

I'm back living quite near where I work which has advantages but I miss being more rural, so I'd happily have a longer commute if it meant I had more peace and quiet. Can't always get what we want though 


Posted: 27/08/2014 at 08:11

Morning all. Lovely day again here but work for me too. Hope to get outside afterwards though.

I can't help being small Verd- although I've grown a little since my  avatar pic was taken...

My Cimcifugas are about to flower soon too - apart from one which has stopped growing at about eighteen inches and has no flower spike anywhere in sight. It's a different variety from the other two and is in the same conditions, albeit in a different bed, but everything around it is growing very well and it's not short of water or food. Will have to take a look at it  

Have a good day everyone, whatever you're doing. I'm heading out now 


Posted: 27/08/2014 at 08:05

Lyn's right Fishy - there needs to be a bit of drainage for bog garden planting. The gravel in the bottom helps to stop the holes getting clogged up which prevents the soil becoming sour. The holes are necessary or it will become  another pond 


Posted: 26/08/2014 at 21:44

Fishy - you've been working like a demon! No wonder you're thrilled!

Looking forward to seeing it all come together with your plants 

just the right size for the little woofies to have a paddle...and you and the wife as well!  


Posted: 26/08/2014 at 21:33

Brilliant idea KS!

I love crocus - mine are mostly in the raised beds I made last year but I have some in plastic pots to fill gaps and to put inside nice pots which then get switched round with other things when the crocus are finished. I lay fine netting over some of them when planting to stop squirrels but there's not much you can do if you have loads of mice,voles etc eating them. Rabbits eat them when they're out the ground too so if you have bunnies plant them in tall pots or grow daffs and snowdrops instead! 

broken pots

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 21:26

Snap Snoodle! 

broken pots

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 21:26

Is that the same theory as salt kept in open wooden containers pansy? It absorbs the moisture.

Anemone nemorosa (wood anemone)

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 21:23

Storm on nut - treat yourself!  

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