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Growing flowers for a wedding on 5 August?!

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 15:50

In August ,sweet peas sown in spring should be at their peak, also Ammi visnage and cornflowers  sown in Autumn.

Eucalyptus Question

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 15:47

Menthol is found in  the mint  family. Eucalytus oil is extracted from the leaves of eucalyptus. The sap of most trees is sweet,that is what the wasps are after.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 11:07

I have a cousin whose ex used to play games. He would never have the money for child maintenance, but always have money to spoil the kids with presents, games, clothes, that their mother could not afford. She was working full time to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table. It only got sorted when the courts put an attachment on his earnings. Then he turned really nasty and started badmouthing her to the kids. Kids are cleverer than you think. They now have no contact with their father as adults, but lots with their mother.

very old rose

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 10:59

Use a few ripe stems as hardwood cuttings when you prune it. You can just stick them into free draining soil where you want them. Around 50%take for me like that. The beauty is, they are on their own roots, so do not sucker.

Sweet pea threads

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 10:54

David k has left the forum and asked for all of his posts to be removed.

Strange Flower on Banana plant

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 10:44

Helebores

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 10:36

You can grow from seed but it will take you three years to a flowering plant.


Hayloft sell seedlings , they will take two years of growing on to flowering size.


The best way to do it is buy plants in flower in large pots in January, or February. As they are variable from seed, that way you know exactly what you are getting. Some exceptional plants are micropropagated, expect to pay £30upwards a plant.


In my opinion , the best plants for gardens are Ashwood hybrids. If you can get to their nursery near kingswinford in the west midlands on their open days in February, you get to pick the cream of the crop.


Look on Ashwood nursery website for more details.

Cold Calling Experiences

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 09:35

You're lucky, AYM. I get called most days at least once by PPI, and one from some asian wanting to put a virus on my computer and empty my bank account.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 22:06


Some more photos of the Roscoeas. The last one is the first flower on "Vannin" from Crug farm. The next to last is also from Crug farm,it just has a collection number. They are both still in pots,as I haven't made the   home for them  yet.Ricinus impala


Eucomis , Sparkling burgundy, but it decided to flop and then grow straight again.

Replanting cactus

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 21:45


 10 months after repotting.

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Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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What the chuff have you done to it? 
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Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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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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Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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