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Sad looking Forsythia- Goldmine

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 20:46

Verdun - I'm sorry I forgot to thank you for your good advice too  - much



Posted: 12/01/2014 at 20:33

Hi Nutcutlet - to be honest with you I don't know whether my soil is acid or

not, so I'll have to test it.  If it isn't acid would there be any way I could perhaps

grow a shrub in a tub or something?


Posted: 12/01/2014 at 20:24

Has anyone on the Forum ever grown bilberries?  I grew up in Cheshire and

we called them "Wimberries" but you don't seem to be able to buy them anymore

and I just wondered if anyone knows where I may be able to get either a small

shrub or buy the seeds.  I was told they grew on the mountain slopes of North

Wales and the Lake District so I don't know whether they would grow happily

in my garden in the South of England, but I would love to try.

Sad looking Forsythia- Goldmine

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 20:13

Thanks Dove - I'm so pleased I checked first! 

Sad looking Forsythia- Goldmine

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 20:04

Going back to forysythia folks - is it ok. to prune it at this time of the year,

as I didn't get around to it in the Autumn and it grew very tall last year?

Seed swap

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 22:05

Thanks Nutcutlet  - I got your PM and email and have PMd you back!

Good to hear from you!

Seed swap

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 20:39

Hi Nutcutlet - Not sure if you received my PM and I haven't received your email, so

don't know what's going on!!  Happy New Year anyway! Will try to email you later

to see if that works!!   

Seed swap

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 11:53

Cotty I'm hoping my one clump of cow parsley self-seeded last year, but so far

there is no sign of anything coming up, although it's already growing quite high

in the nearby lane where it's been established for years so I can't help you

I'm afraid - guess we'll both have to wait and see!





wild flowers from seed

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 11:47

I sowed some wildflower seeds straight into my wildflower garden in late

Autumn and to my surprise they're all ready sprouting well.  At least I think

it's my wildflower seeds but maybe it's just weeds!!  I think it's mainly the

corncockle seeds which have come up.  I also planted cowslips and primrose

plugs at the same time and although they've not actually grown they are 

"hanging in there" despite the very wet weather.  Hope you have success with

your seeds Rubber.  I think the reason mine didn't germinate last spring when

I sowed them in trays was because they didn't get exposed early enough to

really cold weather, so I should think yours will do well.

growing wildflowers for bees and butterflies

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 20:16

Nutcutlet  I PMd you a while ago and immediately afterwards my computer

shut itself down (or rather Windows did, they found something wrong with it).

It's taken them all this time to correct the error, so I'm only just able to check my

emails.  Hope you get my PM o.k. as that's been acting up for me too lately!  

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