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Disappointing plants

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 20:05

Mine too normally Bee witched - also Scotland - west - so no shortage of the wet stuff!  

It's in a little narrow corner against a fence, so it doesn't get as much rain as it really needs - competition from other plants too. It will be happier further along. I haven't really had much trouble with slugs eating it though - and I have plenty of those too... 

Using horse manure

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 19:58

That's a helluva project Robin. You've grafted hard and the improvement is tremendous already.

It'll be terrific to start reaping the benefits once you start on the nice stuff  


Posted: 07/08/2016 at 19:55
Tetley says:

We have lots of peasants round here too Fairy  

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I have a lot of them here too Tetley...

Search function on iPhone?

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 19:51

That's good it worked Andy. Hope you found what you were searching for  

I agree. I don't have a smartphone, but I was under the impression the updated forum was designed to help those who have them! 


Posted: 07/08/2016 at 19:47

Try some of the hedging companies as well Lou. Euonymous is used for hedging and they may well have a good price. I've used Hopes Groves in the past , but there are quite a lot of them online. 

Camera Talk

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 19:39

Although I didn't get a walk yesterday, this little wheatear sat on the fence beside my car for ages. Didn't want to disturb him by getting out, so it's a little blurry - taken through the windscreen

There was little wren gathering insects too, but I didn't want to  open the window and chase him/her. Watched them both for ages, hoping the weather would improve and I could see more than just the fence and the farm building beyond.... 

Missed being on a hill so this is a reminder of a better day - part of the Ballachulish Horseshoe 


Posted: 07/08/2016 at 19:20

My salmon with broccoli, carrots and asparagus is almost ready Joyce...

Just took this pic of the sky from the front windows...


Out back it's pitch black but with the sun over the top of the house  

Disappointing plants

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 18:58

I love Pachysandra - but mine has diminished a bit - got too dried out in a little narrow border. They really need to be damp all the time. I'll be shifting mine to a better spot. 

White lavender

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 18:54

A good evergreen plant for awkward places is white perennial candytuft - Iberis, Lou. I used to have it in a rubbishy bit of soil at my front gate in a previous garden. I also had it in the border on the other side which was even shadier but had better soil - happy in both spots.  It was north north west facing, but in shade for a lot of the year because of the house blocking the sun.  

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Identify alien alpine

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 18:49

They're quite strange plants aren't they KJG - but fascinating. 

The surrounding rosettes will carry on growing and some, or all of them, will produce more flower stalks - and so on and on 

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