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Posted: 12/03/2014 at 20:39

Plenty of time MrsG. 

They'll get a bit leggy and they're at risk from damping off if they're left undercover too much jools, so it's a good idea to uncover them once you have some growth. Are they on a windowsill?Turn them each day if they are, because they'll always grow towards the light.

Camera Corner

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 20:33

David - I had no idea you were so handsome....

He was in the garden at Boboli. Some other interesting items there. I'll see if I can find them. I must download the ones I took in the sun in the garden yesterday. Don't know where I put the card reader though...

This is a glass sculpture in Murano,near Venice :

 That would keep intruders out!

Monty don new presenter for Chelsea

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 20:25

doc - I think it had more to do with your weekend of light entertainment...

Camera Corner

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 20:05

Those are lovely ann 

I found a few shots taken on holiday in  Florence some years ago



Posted: 12/03/2014 at 19:24
Stacey Docherty wrote (see)

Evening all please imagine me skipping with joy right now I have ecinecea growth on the raspberry ripple


You  can get ointment for that Stacey....



Would someone be kind enough to identify this beautiful smelling shrub

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 19:11

I'd reckon winter flowering honeysuckle Paul. Lonicera fragrantissima. 

Monty don new presenter for Chelsea

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 19:02

Let's start a petition.....

James - we want you on the telly! 

I enjoyed that helicopter garden programme CB did some years back Liz - did you get it in France? The heli was a bit  of a gimmick, but it was a pleasant way of spending half an hour 

mascaraed rose

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 18:13

I'm glad you clarified that Welshonion. I had visions of roses looking in  a mirror and carefully applying mascara ...

Best mulch to get for slimbed tapering toward path

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 18:06

Gravel or bark are probably the best options Adam. Strangely enough, gravel is often a lot cheaper than bark - especially if you get bog standard pea gravel. Bark gets dislodged more easily so it may not be so good next to the path, but it looks nicer unless you go for a better quality gravel, so it really comes down to your preferences and pocket!

If you don't want to grow anything else on the area you could put landscape fabric/membrane down first before putting the mulch on. It suppresses weed growth from underneath and will save you having to weed so much as you'll only get ones seeding in from above. Just make sure to leave a little gap round your  existing plants if you use it, and ensure the plants aren't short of water first. DIY places stock rolls of membrane, but garden centres usually do it by the metre so that might be cheaper depending on how much you need.  


Posted: 12/03/2014 at 17:54

Oh they cut it MrsG - all 1 inch of it  - it's all moss! 

They'll have done more damage walking around it on it with their big boots than anything else. That's the problem with these guys. They'll just go ahead if they're being paid to do it - regardless of the actual conditions. 

I have relatives in Vancouver KEF - on the west coast of Canada. Their weather is like a magnified version of the Scottish Highlands - warmer, colder, snowier depending on the season - just 'bigger' in every way!  It's a beautiful place though. No wonder my Aunt never wanted to come back to London!

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