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Tomato plug plants - any good online suppliers

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 20:56

Where do you live, Pete.

Many local growers advertise in the local paper. My mum grows 15 varieties, but no mail order.

Hidcote on Easter Sunday

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 18:36

No, I think the blue shirts off Verduns washing line

id the plants in my garden!

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 18:25

1. Hydrangea

2. Kniphofia  aka red hot poker

3. Rosa rugosa

4. Honesty

5. Flowering cherry

6.Hawthorn

7 Pieris

8Honeysuckle

9.Bergenia

10

11. iris

12 Chaenomeles or flowering quince

 

Hidcote on Easter Sunday

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 17:20

I've been looking for seeds. Plantworld have two varieties

Hidcote on Easter Sunday

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 14:07

I'm glad that i don't have to clip the hedges.!!!

ID Help

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 12:42

Solomons seal?

Help...marestail and other nasties...

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 11:27

Glyphosate is suggested for perennials with deep roots because it is translocated within the plant. It is systemic as opposed to contact. It travels to the roots. The difficulty is in getting it to sink in to a plant with a high level of silica. This is achieved by breaking up the stems by trampling on them or bashing with a rake.

 have a look at the RHS website, I prefer to take their advice rather than wikipedia.

https://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/Profile.aspx?pid=257

 

Hidcote on Easter Sunday

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 11:22

It doesn't show up , but it was spitting with rain for most of it. We made a dash for the cafe when it rained heavy, and decided not to go to Kiftsgate. The men had had enough by then, and wanting a snooze in front of a fire.

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 Lathyrus vernus. There were quite a few patches of this near the cedar.

Hidcote on Easter Sunday

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 11:16

Phew. The plant with the red pointy bit at the top is a trillium. The leaves, sepals and petals are all in threes. I always wanted a really good red one. Mine is kind of wishy washy, but it grows so slowly, I havn't the heart to chuck it out.

Hidcote on Easter Sunday

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 11:13

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42998.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

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 The old potting shed has a wisteria macrobotrys growing on it. The trunk is enormous. I love the melted candle effect that old wisteria have. The buds are there but its not open yet, about two weeks I would think. There are a number of old wisteria on site. If I lived nearer I would have a season ticket and go every few weeks through the season.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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white mouse

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fungi identification please

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squash crown prince

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Talkback: The best way to grow potatoes

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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SEED COLLECTION AND STORAGE PRIOR TO SWAPPING

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Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Talkback: Seven-spot ladybirds

This year is the first time I have seen ladybirds mating. Then I found another lot the same day.I recorded them as well. Well, I would soone... 
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ladybirds mating?

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Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

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Identification needed

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