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Can anyone tell me if this will grow in Great Britain? I saw loads of it in Spa

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 18:05

I agree with dove. Not hardy tradescantia.


Posted: 12/06/2015 at 18:03

Spitting wifh rain here now.


Posted: 12/06/2015 at 13:13

Dove, are they in too much sunshine? Dappled shade is what they like best. Also damp but not soggy at the roots.(moisture retaining and free draining)



Thompson and Morgan

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 13:07

Not everyone has facebook. I certainly don't. Why don't you answer e-mails  promptly instead.?


Posted: 12/06/2015 at 09:07

OMG dachalover, that's a late spring in Moscow. I guess the snow has only just gone.

Cloudy here. I was hoping the biggest rose in town would be out for next weekend, but it doesn't look like it.   Roscoea cautleyoides  kew beauty has opened its first flower.  Red ghurka shows no sign of breaking hibernation yet, along with my hedychium and most of the cannas.

Well, I'd better get on, dahlias to plant, nettles to remove.


Posted: 11/06/2015 at 23:35

One of them was a deep crate, suitable for moving lots of big plant pots around. the other is the type that fishermen use to sort fish into for the fish auctions. I left the odd big rubber gloves, also a very suspicious sealed plastic packet of a grass like substance, which had washed up.  I love a good beach comb.

Talkback: 10 zinnias

Posted: 11/06/2015 at 22:45

I thought the germination rate was very poor. If I'd paid for the seeds, I would have complained.


Posted: 11/06/2015 at 22:42

17 exams?

Good grief, thats awful. Is she going to be a brain surgeon?

 I got two Rodgersias, three Roscoeas, a Cautleya, a hardy ginger, and a Stylophorum diphyllum that i saw flowering in the woodland bit.

Now I just have to find a home for them.

Talkback: 10 zinnias

Posted: 11/06/2015 at 22:13

Only eight seeds germinated. The plants are about six inches high, and are currently being hardened off.


Posted: 11/06/2015 at 22:09

I'm back, together with eight plants, two fish boxes scavenged off the beach in harlech. We had some lovely ice cream in llanberis, and fish and chips in barmouth.

The sun shone all day.

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Other papers have fantasy football, or fantasy portfolio. As we can't do much in our real gardens at this time of year, let us have a fantasy garden 
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wedding music

any non religious ideas 
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has anyone achieved this? 
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Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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fungi identification please

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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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I always thought that potatoes need a lot of water. Certainly the potato growers in Lincolnshire seem to use water cannons to irrigate throu... 
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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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