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Plant ID please

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 20:13

Deutzia ?Did it have white flowers last year?


Posted: 18/04/2015 at 20:11

I'm not sure that the lasagne pots worked, but the smell from something in there is divine.


Posted: 18/04/2015 at 20:10

One for busy lizzie.  Many years ago as a student I worked in a sweet shop. The best mint creams were clarnico, but only when they were fresh.

I prefer bendicks bittermints covered in dark chocolate.

We have visitors.  They have taken to waddling down the garden at 7pm and demanding to be fed.



growing mecanopsis

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 19:55

Are they meconopsis cambrica?

That flower head doesn't look right for betonicifolia

harvesting salad leaves

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 21:47

If you cut the leaves and not the growing point, they will regrow. I use scissors, and sow a fresh tray every three weeks through the summer.

Bee friendly plants for plot with natural springs?

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 20:13

You can plant all of these now. You should be able to obtain pot grown plants, ready to plant.


Posted: 17/04/2015 at 20:09

Weird thing about violet scent. The scent is due to a chemical called Ionone.  First you smell it , then you don't. It anaesthetise the nose  for a while so that you can't smell it.That's why the scent is so elusive.

slugs & snail

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 18:07

Walk him on the garden on a lead until he learns what "leave" is.

I use beer in slug pubs, but you would have to make sure he cant  drink it. An alternative is crushed eggshells around tender plants , and  copper tape around plant pots.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 18:00

Dug some weeds out

Potted up last years penstemon plugs into bigger pots. Used cut down bits as cuttings.If they dont work I've not lost a lot

Repotted a hosta.

soaked a drooping hellebore

fed the ducks when they waddled down the garden to the patio and stared at me.

Put the broad bean seedlings and sweet peas out to harden off

Took some cuttings off of some sedums. But early for chelsea chop but they're growing fast.

Pricked out some verbascum bananas and custard.

Made his dinner early so he can go and play badminton. (sorry thats not gardening)




Posted: 17/04/2015 at 17:52

Well we ran through the permutations.

Do it online ....easiest but not possible

Bikini on a beach in St Lucia (tacky) upset Mum

Elvis impersonator in Las vegas (very tacky) upset everyone

Underwater in a wet suit in Maldives (not sure thats legal) Cuts out all those that can't dive

Register office and two witnesses grabbed off the street (bit tacky)

Elope to gretna green  (too many midges in Scotland, but I could have fairygirl as a bridesmaid)

ended up with hotel up the road with a Baronial Hall(victorian gothic) able to take 50 to 100 guests.

No I'm not getting married in white. No I'm not pregnant.

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