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Can anyone identify this bush for me?

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 11:27

Family discussion here - we think Holly

Looking for plant suggestions

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 16:47
Salino's suggestion of Sambucus (Elder) gets my vote! I love the scent and making Elderflower cordial in May. You can use the berries to make things too. I've planted the purple type with the pink flowers so we can make Pink Elderflower Champagne! The flowers are amazing in strawberry jam too!

Talkback: Bees and pesticides

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 16:38
Certainly would be a different world without bees. The experts reckon we'd have about three years before most of us would starve!

Broccoli problem

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 16:28
Yeah, I agree - it does look like kale! Does Broccoli get that big?

should it be in leaf yet?

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 10:50
You could always have a dig about and see if there are any shoots coming off the roots. This would be the right time to divide them anyway so you wouldn't be doing any harm.


Posted: 20/04/2013 at 10:44
Where are they? Sounds like sun scorch to me - shocking though it may be, when the sun does come out it is intense for small plants. If you think it could be that then Keep them in a bright spot but not in all day direct sunlight. Don't remove the leaves. They should recover.

Potting on or Planting out?

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 10:39
Glad I remembered to bring them all in last night. Did we have a light frost last night - it looked like we might of!

Potting on or Planting out?

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 11:45
So the consensus is harden-off?! They are in a conservatory/porch at the moment. So to harden-off. I take them outside and bring them in at night (or if weather takes a sudden downturn) for a week is that right?

Hello fellow Cornish Gardener - I'm a mile from Porthtowan Verdun. Enjoying a sunny day, hurrah!

Potting on or Planting out?

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 13:01
Wierd. Where did all my text go?! I'll try again... So, I have osteospermum, delospernum, phlox and saponaria plugs and lots of them! All to plant in a south facing bank in Cornwall (ground cover/soil stabilisation). It's definitely got warmer down here and it's wet (and ridiculously windy). If I pot them on they may be difficult to plant in the steep and crumbly bank and of course if it suddenly got dry and hot (I am an optimist) then that would be stressy for the plants and it would be impossible to water them properly. But then they're small plugs and its been a very cold spring, the low temps might not even be over yet... Any views?

Potting on or Planting out?

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 12:06
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Potting on or Planting out?

Will those plugs be OK to go out? 
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