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My Perennial Hibiscus.

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 12:02

I keep forgetting you're in Canada. Frost in September  Brrrrr.

Stinging Nettles

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 11:25

Apparently one in a hundred will be of a variation that doesn't sting. Of course the only way to find out is to grasp the nettle......

My Perennial Hibiscus.

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 11:23

Did you only get one plant from the seed.? There may be other variations to come. that is the beauty of growing from seed. waiting for a surprise, just like santa claus has been ( Can't mention the C word yet)


Posted: 10/09/2013 at 11:18

You will need to test in different areas of the garden. Mine has sandy soil, or clay, or shale, in differing areas.  Also the previous occupants may have altered or improved the soil in some way.

My Perennial Hibiscus.

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 09:13

Well done. You must be proud. Is this flower the same colour as the parent plant?


Posted: 10/09/2013 at 09:09

Hmmm feeling grumpy. I was woken up by a man wanting to read my meters. Why.? I never get my meters read. I have to do it myself and post it online. So why FGS does someone come at the crack of dawn for the first time in 10 years, and sound like hes a bailiff come to knock the door down.?

weather looks OK here. But it did yesterday. i had a line of washing out, and just as it was nearly dry, we had a sudden downpour. Of course I didn't notice until too late.

Time for coffee.

Lavender in slightly claggy acid soil, too big a battle?

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 21:03

dig in lots of mushroom compost and lots of coarse grit. that should break it up, make it alkaline, and free draining, but moisture retentive.

Then plant your lavender.

Home Page "On the forum" links dead ?

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 20:59

all fine for me too.

Jelly like substance

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 17:15

Its looks like the interior of a disposable nappy.

Jelly like substance

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 15:56

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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bluebells at Felley priory.

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Last Post: 13/04/2014 at 14:54

The glory of Daffodils

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Last Post: 08/04/2014 at 01:32

Talkback: Growing kale

This year I have sown seaweed kale,cavolo nero, and brukale. I sow one seed to a module in the polytunnel, then plant out 30cm or a foot apa... 
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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 13:08

I am a sniffer.

What leaves do you like to smell? 
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Last Post: 02/03/2014 at 18:13

For hellebore enthusiasts.

John Masseys garden is open this Saturday behind Ashwood Nursery. 
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Last Post: 08/02/2014 at 20:27


intended trip on Wednesday 12th February 
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Last Post: 17/02/2014 at 18:33

unusual bird nest

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Last Post: 03/01/2014 at 20:21

Gardeners Freebies (for the cost of postage.)

magazine/newspaper offers of plants or seeds for the cost of postage. 
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Last Post: 17/09/2013 at 17:09

Bug id please.

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Last Post: 03/09/2013 at 16:05

odd aquilegias.

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Last Post: 01/08/2013 at 14:22

tree bumblebees in a bird box

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Last Post: 14/07/2013 at 13:29

Oxygenating sprinklers.

Pure rain v ordinary sprinkler. 
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Last Post: 04/07/2013 at 20:59

How would you describe your garden?

typesof garden 
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