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Plant identification help

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 16:45

The top one is a saxifrage, the bottom one , one of the euphorbia family.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 11:37

I planted hyacinths yesterday, but have two orders of bulbs I am waiting for. Pots are ready and waiting.,


Posted: 26/09/2016 at 07:35

Our first dog turned up as a puppy at my Grandmas back door. My mum told the police, but my mum said she would keep her until the owner turned up. She was with us for fourteen years.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 21:23

Pat, does your wood burner have a chimney and has it been swept so the air flow is good?

Double decker advert is the wrong way round. Boy with girl in front of him and he is thinking of chocolate? I know what most boys that age would be thinking, and which part would be doing the thinking. Girl with boy in front acting gaga, and girl thinking she'd rather have a choc bar... much more likely.

Over wintering plants

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 20:27

Alpines should be Ok kept on the dry side in a cold frame. Succulents are more likely to be frozen, it would be better to keep dry and frost free. Cannas can survive under a thick mulch, but flower later.  Unless you are in Cornwall I would lift and keep dry until March, then start in gentle heat.

Old,spent potting compost.

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 15:35

I have emptied the tomato buckets today. The compost I am using for my bulb pots .

How can I win the wellies??

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 13:29

It works for me. If you are signed in to the forum, with your details, it autofills.

New plants

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 13:03

Foxgloves I would get in the ground. `they do not need mollycoddling.

Delphiniums I have to resort to potting and keeping under cover. I find if I leave them in the ground the slugs decimate them. I grow them on into large pots before I plant out to give them a chance.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 09:35

Trentham gardens has a long border full of David Austin roses. I was sticking my nose into all of them to see which had the best scent. I think Gertrude Jekyll is one of my favourites, a real old fashioned rose scent.  Lady Hamilton I smelt at Barnsdale, an orange one with a sort of citrus smell. I liked it but it wasn't what I call a rose scent. I had a free sample of a new Molton Brown rose bubble bath last week. I have been bathing in Rose scent all week.

All of the  insects in the garden are on the ivy at the moment. They seem to have deserted everything else. Even stuff like Linaria which usually has bees on it, has been abandoned.

 I planted some Nicotiana sylvestris in a shady spot, they are flowering well. I hoped to have moths on them, but when I go out with a torch, there is nothing there.

Yucca flower 😳

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 09:22

Second time its flowered in 20 years. For too long it was in the shade, then in a bucket, then I found a nice sunny spot on a slope for it.

 I was so excited the first time it sent up a flowering spike. Then that opened up while we we on holiday in October. Thankfully there had been no frost, and it was still blooming when we got back. This year it is flowering a bit earlier.

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