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Posted: 26/04/2012 at 20:04

It might be helpful to repost with more details.

Is this really a Magnolia Red Lucky?

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 20:02
Swedboy wrote (see)

I think you are bang on the money! I wanted the other one because of its ability to flower twice a year. So what to do now. Write and complain?

Yup. Like marshmello, I think the one you've got is lovely, but the point is it's not what you bought. Or you thought you bought. Have you got any records of the purchase?

New site - bugs

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 17:55
Daniel Haynes wrote (see)

Hello figrat. That is odd. Are you able to test this in another browser, such as Firefox, or Chrome? It would be useful to determine if this is just a problem with IE 8.

Many thanks,


Hi Daniel, sorry for delay in replying, but have just tried uploading pics form pc using safari, and no problems. so maybe it's an IE8 issue?

Quickest seeds to gerninate?

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 17:38

Another vote for cosmos

Salad leaves

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 17:37


or bureauprats

Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 10:39
I know all those places Paul. I've done a lot of sailing, and Dartmouth was my home port. Also have Kent links, my sister lives near Canterbury ( and is a fab gardener), Bloke's from Kent and at one time lived in Sissinghurst...his garden backed on to the grounds of Sissinghurst Castle. But he's a rubbish gardener!

Globe Artichoke

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 10:35
Artichokes and cardoons are both architectural plants which are edible as well as decorative!

Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 09:42
Small town/ big village on the southern edge of Dartmoor.

Talkback: Growing salad leaves

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 09:32
I understand the ongoing viability of seed is affected by how they're stored. I keep mine in plastic airtight containers in an old fridge in the shed. I thought some 5 year old mixed salad leaves seed was for the bin as I got very poor germination from it earlier in the year, but gave it another go about a week ago, in a short length of guttering, and it's all come up.

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