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Posted: 29/05/2014 at 07:38

You're  a raven lunatic Lesley

Did you see what I did there? That's a Verdun special.

Right - I'll get my coat ...time to go to work!  

Camera Corner

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 07:37

Where did you get that pic of me fidget...

and the one of Verd 

Box substitute

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 07:31

I think those would be pot grown only Snoodle. You could buy a couple of plants and do cuttings but I think it would take a few years to get something substantial enough for even a low hedge. Try some of the hedging companies online but I think you'll have to just part with some cash...


Posted: 29/05/2014 at 07:26

One for sorrow, two for joy

Three for a girl, four for a boy.

Five for silver, six for gold

Seven for a secret never to be told.

and for those of us over 27 ....# Maaagpie! 


Posted: 29/05/2014 at 07:22


Just call it - the kindness of strangers. I've been on the receiving end of that in tough times too. It's a wonderful thing and restores your faith in the human race.

Anyone know what this is?

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 07:18

Snoodle - Flowers good  - seeds bad      

They can be quite tough to dig out except when tiny. I have a few clumps but keep it under control.

Box substitute

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 06:52

There's quite a few smaller versions available of lonicera, noodle. I think you've made a good decision going for the euonymous/lonicera instead of box. Much more forgiving and pest free!

I love formal too - would love a parterre 


Posted: 29/05/2014 at 06:37

Morning campers. Damp here so there'll be hundreds of those 'little darlings' out there no doubt...

Too tired last night to be on here so off to see what you've been up to.

Any thoughts what type of plant this is?

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 17:53

I have some cuttings from last year if you want one SweetPea. I promised a white one to GardenGirl but I have a couple of deep purple ones as well - 'Black Knight'  which should be well enough rooted now. They won't make very big plants this year - next year they will be about the size of Panda's.

most GCs and DIY stores sell buddleias though - you'll probably get them in the summer.

ID help please

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 12:43

There are hundreds of varieties - one of those is actually a Heucherella - a cross with Tiarella so there's even more types! They're useful for ground cover - the bees like the flowers. Easy to split up or grow from seedlings - they do seed around.

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