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Anyone know what this is?

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 08:40

Linaria purpurea. Do you have the pink form as well or ust the purple sort.?

Horse Manure - When to Use

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 21:38

You can grow things in pure sand or other substrate if necessary.  manure helps to bind sand together, holds clay particles apart, and holds nutrients.Or you could grow it all hydroponically.

I think we have a problem..

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 21:29

Its possible that the previous owner had a mass hackdown to tidy the place up before you bought it. You could have all sorts coming up. Also lots of hidden treasures like bulbs to flower in the spring. Try taking lots of photos as you progress.

If you post them on here if you don't know what they are, we might be able to help you.

terracotta greek/roman wine urn planter

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 21:16

try your local garden centre or

Clematis Josephine taking over my garden and reverting to wild type

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 21:13

I have a pear tree with a label on saying its a cherry. I got a replacement and got to keep the pear.

I think we have a problem..

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 21:10

How long have you had the garden?

Black Lily

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 20:53

Cut the head off an inch below the last flower. Let it die down naturally. Keep the bulb in a frost free place until next year. Replant into rich compost next spring.  Good luck.

I think we have a problem..

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 20:45

Philadelphus doesn't take over. It could be a cornus that has been cut right down, and then regrown.

Calendula Flowers

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 20:43

There used to be a poppy called hen and chickens that used to do that. You could save the seed and see if it does it next year, or it may just be  like fasciation, caused by aphid damage of the growing point.

seed share

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 20:27

The shaft is longer than a normal spade for extra leverage. I'll give it a go tomorrow and let you know.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

bluebells at Felley priory.

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The glory of Daffodils

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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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I am a sniffer.

What leaves do you like to smell? 
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For hellebore enthusiasts.

John Masseys garden is open this Saturday behind Ashwood Nursery. 
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intended trip on Wednesday 12th February 
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unusual bird nest

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Gardeners Freebies (for the cost of postage.)

magazine/newspaper offers of plants or seeds for the cost of postage. 
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Bug id please.

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odd aquilegias.

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tree bumblebees in a bird box

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Oxygenating sprinklers.

Pure rain v ordinary sprinkler. 
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How would you describe your garden?

typesof garden 
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solitary bees

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