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Posted: 23/06/2013 at 23:18

doesn't TV with your rhubarb give you indigestion.?

Birdy13 wrote (see)
Pulled some rhubarb - but just eaten it  with a bit of TV - isn't that fairly consistent with a few of you: 'virtuously knackeredso with your feet up?

I prefer custard with mine.

Cats in my flowerbeds

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 22:58

Pigeon fanciers seem to think that putting antifreeze in milk to kill cats is acceptable.  My brother had to watch two of his cats die a slow horrible death. the vet said there was an epidemic of it around them. if my brother finds out who it is, then it won't just be the cats drinking the antifreeze.

Making a wormery...

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 22:37

wiggly wigglers sell wormeries.

If you want to make one you  could try this. How To Build A Wormery Award


Posted: 23/06/2013 at 22:23

RHS describes Daphne Bholua Jacqueline Postill as borderline hardy. I would say it ok to -10c


Posted: 23/06/2013 at 22:19

The first one I had was grafted. It grew to 6ft and then the graft failed. The second one was on its own roots. That went in the -15c frost, along with a 20 yr old huge phormium. The phormium rootstock survived and is sending up new shoots, but its going to be a long time before its back to its former glory.

In full bloom, Daphne Bholua  looks like a giant hyacinth, and scents the entire garden. Actually the seedling i've got doesn't look that dissimilar to yours.


Posted: 23/06/2013 at 22:15

Its very noisy, but the only way to get rid of a lot of prunings. Mixed with grass they rot into compost in a year. I am currently filling 2 brown bins a fortnight with weeds that I won't compost. I have one big bonfire a year. The neighbours get stroppy if I have more.


Posted: 23/06/2013 at 22:11

I lost my daphne bholua, but I found a seedling 6ft away.  I havn't moved it because every time I have tried to transplant one before, it has died. I might have to move the path, since it is 6 inch away, and the last bush grew to 6ft and a 2ft width

granny bonnet

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 22:06

The aquilegia descended fron Nora Barlow are double, but the bees in my garden seem to like them.


Posted: 23/06/2013 at 22:05

I don't always trust the "not hardy"  I have had hardy gerberas that are anything but.

I grew Acnistus australis which was supposed to be tender but survived  5 years until the _15c frost we had.  One of its offspring had started growing against the house wall. It survived.  Hardy Eucalyptus gunnii all succumbed around here. My Eucalyptus perriniana which is not supposed to be  as hardy survived.

 You won't know until it flowers.

Plant identification from most recent GW episode

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 20:52


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fungi identification please

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