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Posted: 29/08/2013 at 19:17

has anybody got any verbena hastata "pink spires" or a blue/mauvey one..

i had osme of these and i couldnt get them to grow.. and really want to try again.

i have some dwarf cosmos in pinks.. great for tubs and pots.. if any one interested..



Posted: 29/08/2013 at 12:04

love starlings they come to my feeders in droves.. very noise as well.. it is a young one gaining its adult feathers.. they start off brown and  very beautiful.. the ones in my garden at mo are half and half.. and do looke strange.. but they are super

Plant id please

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 12:01

you may be right nut... it is hard to tell its height from teh piccie or how the leafs are


Posted: 29/08/2013 at 12:01

yes nut.. and not only in gardening advice either.. i do other forums and people on those get nasty just because you dont hold their views... no need what so ever to talk to people that way when asking simple question.



Posted: 29/08/2013 at 11:59

lol nutcutlet.. same as me.. hubby says i have expensive taste as i always pick them..

Plant id please

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 11:55

i dunno nutcutlet.. its looks like my vipers, the curve of the flower stem and the colour of the flowers..



Posted: 29/08/2013 at 11:53

i love the first one busy.. but i must say i am more abstract sculpture than figures or animals...


Posted: 29/08/2013 at 11:46

i have to say that gardening is always a learning curve.. never mind how long you been doing it.. we can all go read up what is best for our area etc etc.. i get plants that the label says it likes sun.. but it hates it and loves shady.. so it is only by doing it we learn it.. and if you never ask you never know.

i was told we learn something everyday.. well most of us anyway.. so i look forward to this.. i have been gardening for years and my grandad as top shower..but i make mistakes all the time and some silly ones really.. but hey that is the joy of gardening, some grow some dont some do much better than you ever thought and some dont as well as you thought..

i love this about gardening and enjoy it every year and will continue to do so.

and for tose who come on here for advice for hteir gardens or family or friends gardens.. doesnt mean they are wrong or deserve the response they got.. it would make me feel very offended and that all my years were for one has the right to write with such tone or venom to another poster on here.. and practically say they are stupid.. no one!!

Plant id please

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 11:24

sorry did wrong button the vipers bugloss is not perennial but it self seeds like a foxglove if you let it.. tiney black seeds when flowes are gone.. is it bit prickey when you touch it.. that is vipers bugloss

the agastache is meant to be perennial but i treat it as half hardy depending on where you are..

sorry cant help on second one

Plant id please

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 11:23

the top on is vipers bugloss second one not so sure of.. the third one is agastache i have them in my garden

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