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Disappearing daffodils

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 21:19

So far here, I think we are going to get a better show of naturalised daffs on roadsides/hedges/banks that we did last year. You may be right though, last year the daffs didn't do at all well, it might take them a couple of years to recover.

All my spring bulbs are later this year than last

Opinions wanted

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 21:07

Hello everyone, this is a story that is a lot similar to another thread that has been running. I've posted it as this is very close to my heart. The daily mail link shows some really interesting pictures.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-21752014

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2292086/Couple-forced-stunning-20-000-garden-husband-struck-brain-tumour-ordered-rip-face-5-000-cover-gravel.html

Since the story has been run the estate in question has now retracted the £5k bill

This is not the "council" but a private rural estate.

Supermarket seeds

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 20:39

I would say yes, only just started with veg but have bought flower seeds from supermarkets in the past

Plants for either side of front door?

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 20:24

I have two lovely ferns in pots either side of my backdoor. It's a fairly shady spot but gets dappled shade.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/19806.jpg?width=800&height=350&mode=max

 

From a couple of years ago, the rest of the plants have gone but the two ferns are still there.

can i plant sprouting doffidil bulbs now?

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 19:47

I would chuck them in soil and see what happens

Snow drops

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 19:44

Now is the time to buy them, I picked up a small bunch from my local GC

Unknown plant/shrub

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 19:29

Good news, thanks nut. Looks like I might have picked up a bargain

Compost v topsoil

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 21:33

I wouldn't waste bought compost on filling pots, I would mix it, probably 2/3 soil and a 1/3 compost for bulbs, maybe a bit more heavy on the compost  it was for summer bedding

Unknown plant/shrub

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 21:25

I've been looking at the Phlomis russeliana and the leaves definately look the same and the stems are square in shape. From what I've read they are also called Turkish Sage. I think the guy said that the flowers were green/yellow. I'm pretty sure that's what I have got. Thanks to everyone for helping with identifying it.

My next question would be is this a plant that encourages pollinators?

Crocus flowers not opening

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 20:11

I have some beautiful white ones that are just ready and waiting for the sun, they remind me of little parachutes or balloons. Hope we get some sunshine soon.

Discussions started by hollie hock

So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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Sowing perennial plants

Which ones can I do now? 
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Last Post: 12/07/2015 at 19:28

What are these?

Self sown flowers 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 21:48

Birds foot trefoil

In lawns? 
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Last Post: 22/05/2015 at 23:16

Bowles Mauve

Too early for propagation? 
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Last Post: 19/06/2015 at 23:31

Any one planted out their runners?

Plants getting big 
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Last Post: 10/05/2015 at 22:43

Moonlight runner beans

Any one tried them? 
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Last Post: 19/04/2015 at 10:49

Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:26

Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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Last Post: 17/08/2014 at 20:27

Cuttings

How long to leave bag over them? 
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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:19

Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 09:58

Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:22

Cheap veg seeds

Are they worth it? 
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Last Post: 15/02/2014 at 22:34

New garden

Some pictures 
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Last Post: 23/08/2014 at 22:04

Leaving my garden

I'm moving 
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Last Post: 07/02/2014 at 20:09
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