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Autumn sown sweet peas

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 06:01

Yes, I shall be trying the autumn plus spring sowing starting in October.    I am still waiting for a sign of flowers on mine this year.    Mind you, a little sun might encourage them but that is beyond any gardener's control!

give and you will receive

Posted: 09/06/2012 at 06:25

A swap shop would be a very good idea, Julie.

Help with identification please

Posted: 09/06/2012 at 06:23

Violets are pretty flowers but spread and take over.     If your third picture is a speedwell, take care, this can do the same!

Grass snake in the pond HELP !

Posted: 08/06/2012 at 10:07

This thread reminds me of the lovely poem written by D. H. Lawrence "A snake came to my water trough..."

give and you will receive

Posted: 08/06/2012 at 10:03

If you are too shy to knock on neighbours doors, but want to do a plant swap, why not design a flyer and put it through people's doors?    Then the only ones to contact you will be those who are actually interested.

Verbena plants stripped

Posted: 08/06/2012 at 09:56

Yes, my bet would also be slugs or snails.   Any sign of their slimy trails?

North east facing wall

Posted: 08/06/2012 at 09:45

Clematis came immediately into my mind.

Betula ermanii slow to come into leaf this year

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 17:19

I am not sure I know any more about these than you do, but I do know that once something has been moved, it usually concentrates on settling its roots in before it bothers to put growth on top.    Your trees are making signs of new growth, even if only half-heartedly, so I don't think you have cause for worry.     Some plants just love to sulk if they are moved!

hanging baskets

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 16:36

Me too.   I cram in as many plants as possible, water every day, feed once a week.    I have four of them and one is in a position that gets a little sun and another gets no sun whatsoever.    I solved this problem by moving all my baskets around once per week.   This is easy, as it is when I take them down to feed them and to deadhead them.

Iris Confusa

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 16:32

I also got rid of my Iris Confusa, as it spreads and takes over quite qickly.    It has very pretty iris flowers, but rather small ones and they don't last long.

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