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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.

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 22:12

Love the peachy dahlia next to bottom. Do you know its name?

Daffodil and tulip bulbs

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 07:49

I think there is an allium in the first photo. Bottom right.

Last edited: 20 September 2016 07:49:48

When to prune a Magnolia Grandiflora

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 07:43

Wrong sort of tree if you want it at 8ft. Mine is as tall as the house. Replace with one of the small forms like Magnolia "Susan"

Smellie Shrubs & Plants Please

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 16:53

I like the bitter orange smell of the leaves of Houttuynia cordata chameleon.

A lot of salvias have a scented leaf, also some pelargoniums, rose scented etc.

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