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Plants and shrubs used by local housing association

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 22:22

I have been to Trentham gardens today. The  traffic Island outside and several areas inside by the lake have been mass planted with an annual mix, a lot of cosmos, and prairie areas. Last year they had one bit by the pond. Pictorial meadows who supply seed for such schemes have been working with a lot of councils, to mass seed areas to encourage wildlife, it also looks good.  Just an idea to throw into the mix...

Found this at the beach? when can i plant it and what is it from?

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 21:07

What does the other side(outside) of the shell look like?

Found this at the beach? when can i plant it and what is it from?

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 19:19

Looks like an Almond.

Tropical countries have something similar but larger that they call sea almonds that grow on Beaches. Where are you?

Plants and shrubs used by local housing association

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 09:03

Bit off topic, but our roadsweeper comes around regularly. The day before the bin men scatter stuff all over.

Plants and shrubs used by local housing association

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 09:02


Kale ...........cavolo

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 08:59

As t'other half points out. Kale grown in the garden is far  more tender than the stuff bought in shops. You can also prepare it properly. The ready chopped stuff has all the thick stem in the middle. I trim all that out, and then steam the green bits.

Plants and shrubs used by local housing association

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 08:56

Yes, I see dogwoods pruned wrong all the time. The landscape gardeners around here lollipop all the shrubs. The council do the same with all the trees lining the roads. I just want to scream at them.  Someone down the road has lollipopped what was a gorgeous Magnolia soulangeana.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 23:14

Clarington... drinking Sheffield water for a month is amazing. Did you filter it? I found it totally disgusting when I worked in Sheffield, we had to filter it then boil it and drown it in coffee or tea or other flavour.

Wonky, a gentle amble around a garden centre or two should help your back.

Has  anyone experience of trying to prise a pension out of the pension companys hands?. I want to transfer it to an existing SIPP. They wont let me unless I speak to a financial advisor. That will cost me about a years pension. No I don't want the enhanced annuity... By my calculations I would have to live to 101 to get it back at that rate. Great Aunt Sylvia is 101 next month.. but still.

tonights beechgrove, red hot pokers.

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 22:37

Does anyone have any idea of what variety the red hot pokers in the seaside garden are.? They are about six foot high. They said they are fed on bio waste, but the variety must have something to do with it. I saw some huge ones at Harlow Carr on  year, I couldn't find out what variety they were either.

Plants and shrubs used by local housing association

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 22:14

Wonky, you got more balls than many a man. Go for it gal.

Have a browse round the shrub section in the garden centre.  I think landscapers have a "palette" of about six plants, all totally immune to neglect, wrong pruning etc.

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