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Low Growing plants

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 19:27

Try sempervivums or thymes.

Felley Priory Bluebells.

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 18:55

Anyone fancy a trip this Friday????


Posted: 22/04/2015 at 16:41

I have been busy booking a hotel for a party

I did notice that the bluebells were coming out around Annesley.Does anyone fancy a walk in the bluebell woods at Felley priory (Junction 27 M1)  in a couple of weeks?

Last year they were glorious.


Woodland plant identification

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 16:36

Yes, a beech seedling. Nut identified it for me last year when I saw one among the bluebells at Felley priory.


Posted: 21/04/2015 at 14:13

Verdun, I think we should bring back the stocks or the Birch for such attacks. Sometimes I think it is all the thugs will understand.

Today I had a first class delivery of rare unusual plants. This is to replace the rubbish ones sent last year. Last Friday they sent delphiniums instead of the penstemons and phlox that were late delivered last year, and a lot didn't do anything.. Today I got a full set of 20 penstemon and a dozen phlox.  I've finished potting them up. With the survivors from last year I should have enough to fill the garden.

Sheets are out drying in the sunshine.  


Posted: 21/04/2015 at 04:31

Thers always verduns summerhouse/ chalet. It's about time for a forum party.

Sweetcorn germination

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 04:25

I sow swift F1hybrid in individual pots in the greenhouse. I usually get about 34out of 35 seeds to germinate. I sow end of April to plant out first week in June.

Talkback: How to grow salad leaves from seed

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 19:09

I grow salad leaves in a seed tray on a shelf in the greenhouse

 If you have clean compost and seedtray, you shouldn't be bothered by slugs.

Weed/plant identification and removal advice

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 17:44

Looking like wild cherry suckers


Another ??

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 17:38



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