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Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 11:20

Hi Ladygardener2, could I have some cerinthe and some rudbeckia please. I put my seed list up a couple of days ago, there might be something on there you'd like in return.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 17:44

Hi Lyn, sorry it wasn't me who asked for fuschias

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 11:21

Hi Perki, Lyn, Fishy 65, Grandma, Bekkie

can you pm me your adresses and I'll sort out seeds for you.


Grandma, the RHS site has a pic. the flowers are produced around the stem and the top is pale yellow and the bottom is a darker yellow. It has nice seed heads and goldfinches love them and bees love the flowers. It seeds easily and it covers the ground densely so there are no weeds near it.

Talkback: How to plant callicarpa

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 22:46

I have one in the front garden and one in the back garden. Whitecaps like the berries, they're the only birds I've seen on them so far.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 15:37

Finally got my list of seeds together now we're home from the hospital:

Harebell mixed blue and white seeds

Thalictrum Flavum Yellow

Thalictrum Aquilegifolia (think that's how its spelt)

Aquilegia Mixed seeds

Aquilegia Blue and White

Lychnis - Cerise

Phlomis Russelliana

Hollyhock Pink/yellow

Digitalis Lutea

Francoa Sonchifolia

Opium Poppies Double Red

Verbascum Olympicum

Poppy Beauty of Livermoore (I think)

Anemone Pink



Acanthus Mollis

Eucomis White

Everlasting Sweet Pea (10 seeds)

Allium Spherocephalon

and these are seed packets which I can split down:

Verbascum phoeniceum mixed

Cosmos sensation mixed

Cosmos brightness

Nigella mulberry rose

Nigella moody blues

Poppy iceland mixed

Poppy applegreen

Dahlia bishops children

Dahlia dwarf mixed


Many thanks to all who have sent me seeds and cuttings on this forum, its is much appreciated.

Reviving an old slightly tired garden

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 15:12

Might be worth you browsing the 'wish list for seed' thread and get some of your future plants that way.


Posted: 02/10/2014 at 15:02

I agree with Obelixx, costs less to do it yourself. We weed n feed and scarify the lawn ourselves, and it looks alot better than the gardens either side of us who have gardeners.

dog proofing a leylandii hedge

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 14:00

We used to have that problem with alot of cats, so we chickenwired the bottom of both hedges and pinned into the ground and it worked.

mysterious plant in my garden!

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 16:19

Could it be one of those wild mallows?


Does anyone know what this is?

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 23:15

If the leaves are heart shaped I would think violet.

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Green tomatoes

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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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