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Posted: 26/09/2015 at 09:17

They often seed around. I collected some from Heucheras at work and they've been useful for filling gaps in the front garden where I don't want to spend too much money! They were from Palace Purple and the youngsters were all lighter in colour but have actually got a bit darker ( perfect north west position) and look good with a dark Actea I have behind them - similar coloured flowers as well. They work nicely with the new, young foliage of the Rhodie nearby in spring as well. 



Posted: 26/09/2015 at 09:12

That way - if you have one you particularly like , they'll be the same as the parent. 

Seed won't. 

Mother in Law's tongue shrivelled leaves

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 09:10

Don't all mothers in law have shrivelled tongues? 

Or was that just mine?    

Brunnera macrophyla 'Jack Frost'.

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 09:07

The flowers look like forget -me -nots Lou  

Mixed hedging

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 08:52



plant pauper wrote (see)

 Blackthorn, as the name suggests, is very very thorny!!


ppauper- it's great for keeping out undesirables though  

I have blackthorn  hedge round the front garden, but it has pavement (and paved path) on one side and grass on the other so the suckers get mown and, as yet, haven't been an issue. 


Posted: 26/09/2015 at 08:47

Pat - I didn't read that properly   Should have gone to Specsavers!  

Her's hoping it warms up soon and you don't need it all 

The first frost

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 08:43

Frosts in many glens and more exposed parts up here pansyface but we're too damp where I am most of the time.  Gets down low through the night though, and must have been pretty near 0 on a few occasions recently. We don't expect much from summers here but it was even worse than usual.

Bit of write- off all over Britain this year I think 

what to plant

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 08:37

I'm not really a veg grower but if you give a few more details about soil, aspect and size, you'll get more suggestions 

It also depends what you like to eat! 

Not sure what this is

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 08:35

Gazillions ...

Are we taking that too far now?  


Posted: 26/09/2015 at 08:33

The other idea is to buy a plant (or two)  and split them. They'll grow on over the winter into decent sized plants for putting out next year.

Lots of places have sales at this time of year too and a plant bought now has had all season to grow, so it's a safe bet you'll get two or three decent bits from one plant - or even more  

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