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Tulbaghia - wow!

Posted: Yesterday at 14:13

I did and it didn't survive, so they obviously need protection. Haven't seen one to buy again in my area though.

Fragrant tree

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 21:47

If its worse in the evening in summer then a jasmine or tobacco plants or night scented stocks and there is a viburnum that smells divine (in my garden but don't know the variety) to plant. Failing that, a clothes peg on the nose or breathing through the mouth is all I can suggest.

Something of an apology.

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 22:42

Hoping to hit a few more NGS gardens next year in my area (Rickmansworth). Did my first one this year and got some really good plants.

Best tool for digging in/turning over green manure in clay soil?

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 22:38

Not tried it, but what about a drill with a very long attachment like they use to mix cement in a bucket?

Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 22:36

I thought it could do without the little gift at the end, but saying that, it was good to see the craftsmen/women making said gift. Don't forget she did teach for a few years so its quite possible that she taught a fair few people she meets in the gardens she visits. I will keep watching.

Has J Parkers got a crummy new website?

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 22:32

Just tried and no problems.

Primula Auricula

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 22:27

I keep mine (burgundy with yellow centres, no idea which variety they are) in small glazed pots near a very large variegated pittosporum outside all year round. They flower every year no problem. I don't see any in garden centres near me unfortunately, to add to them.

Magazine Subscribers...

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 22:27

My December mag arrived yesterday. A couple of days early from the usual.


Posted: 20/11/2014 at 22:26

We used to have a tot of whisky in our first cup of tea, and it didn't matter that you were 10.

Now its making up a wreath from the shrubs growing in the garden to hang near the front door. You know you've done a good one when the blackbirds pull out all the berries from it (I can see them through the frosted glass panels in the front door).

Calla Lilies

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 21:13

So would I Timi, they're one thing I'd like in my garden.

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Green tomatoes

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Plant ID

Mystery plant at the bottom of my garden. I've never seen this before and it isn't something I planted. 
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Moses in the bulrushes

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