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Winter project

Posted: 23/12/2014 at 10:28

Four is a lovely age - I used to take the children for lion hunts in the garden when they were that age - amazing what a bit of rustling under a bush can conjure up in the imagination.  And then Grandmother's footsteps but "Granny you're cheating" as I disappeared behind a tree whilst they were advancing!

Now the youngest grandchildren are 11 but all know where to find the edible bits of the garden and which plants are horribly poisonous....something all children need to learn.

Enjoy you youngster....they grow up too soon.

Plant ID

Posted: 23/12/2014 at 10:21

stick with the name we all know and understand.....unless you're running a botanical garden and need a bit more precision

just fancy if we'd told Lynn that we thought her plant was a taramesalata thingy - though she'd probably have laughed!

Winter project

Posted: 22/12/2014 at 22:51

Oh dear - with grandchildren staying wioth me at present we've been maionly in the kitchen making gingerbread houses (two of those) stuffed dates and fudge.  I'll try to whizz round the garden tomorrow and take some patient, we grannies are very busy at this time of year!

Winter project

Posted: 22/12/2014 at 19:36

Sorry Star gaze - they weren't my grand children - they were three little girls. 

My three boys entertained me with a 2-section hippo (had to plant only blue flowers around to represent water) a mole (head - gap - feet) and two eyes and a mouth made of wood to nail to the apple tree. - oh yes and a large alligator which emerges through the undergrowth.  Boys have different ideas to girls!

how to grow Bignonia from seed

Posted: 20/12/2014 at 17:32

Thank you - I'm going to try the oleander seed - looks like feathers - I brought back too.  Let me know if you'd like some of those to try.  I love a challenge.

Finally got some of the caudatum seeds planted today, too.   Watch this space!

Finding a plant

Posted: 20/12/2014 at 14:17

I grow allium Christophii for my son, Christopher - will that count?

The enormous seed heads grace vases in several rooms....but continue to disperse their seeds at intervals too...untidily....just like my son!

Finding a plant

Posted: 20/12/2014 at 10:13

now, if you've got the right soil that rhodo just has to be the one - it's gorgeous, just like I'm sure your granddaughter is.             

Plant ID

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 18:28

Yes cleome - they can be quite spectacular but definitely an annual - I seem to remember they were a bit prickly too.

Good luck.

Finding a plant

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 17:55

naughty naughty Verdun - steady on!

Finding a plant

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 14:01

quick google has also brought up a potato named Annabelle, a Fuchsia "Annabel"

and a floribunda rose Annabelle


Annabella Flowers is a porn star - don't go there!

good luck.

Discussions started by gardenning granny

Overwintering Gaura Gaudi Red

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Are you gardening in France too?

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getting ready for the great Garden Bird Watch

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where have all the avatars gone?

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Last Post: 12/11/2014 at 11:11

help - bignonia - campsis radicans

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more seed sowing queries

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overwintering solanum rantonnettii

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how to grow Bignonia from seed

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anyone tried taking grevillea cuttings?

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guess who's hiding in my compost bin

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can anyone ID this plant please?

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seeds for drought resistant meditteranean plants

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how to get rid of it - and then will the wasps return next year 
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When can I put the geraniums out?

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