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advice for newbie

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 19:27

Hello David, I would agree with others suggestions to widen the beds, maybe introduce a curvier feel rather than straight lines, just to add some contrast to  the eye.

Yes absolutley climbers on the fence would be a great addition.

Looks like you have a blank canvas to play with, have fun. Think about what plants you like and want.

creating a cut flower border

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 18:51

I would agree with above, and also snapdragons, rudebekias, cornflowers and calendulas. All easy to grow from seed. It is lovely to have flowers that you have grown in the house.


Posted: 10/03/2013 at 18:21

Hiya anne, I didn't used to label every plant thinking that I would remember what they were............I know now that this doesn't work.  People on here are very good at identifying plants from a picture.

All my penstemons have survived the Winter since I planted them out. I did cut some of them back last weekend, to encourage growth further down the stems. Checked them today and all ok.

Internet purchasing

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 17:59

I don't buy a lot online, probably because I grow most of my plants from seed, which I do buy from time to time online. You probably do get more choice and variety from online buying though. MIght be good if you were after something particular. I have used T&M for their "free plants offer" once I got over the shock re how small they were, I was happy with them.


Unknown plant/shrub

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 17:49

Hello everyone,been to a seed swop/very cheap sale today and came back with this amongst other things.

The guy on the stall didn't know the name of it but it grows to be a big plant/shrub, has a flower spire bit like nettles he said.

The leaves are quite furry and soft to touch, bit like bunny/lambs ears  but not quite as furry.


He also said that it does best in full shade but he has made divisions of it and planted them in partial shade and they have adapted.

I wasn't that keen but OH wanted it

Thanks for any help

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 17:15

Lovely pictures everyone

Your Favourite Tools

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 20:16

Hi Brumbull, Thanks, never heard of them before


This made me spill my tea over the keyboard!

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 20:01

They will be an endangered species within our life times as the proposed cull has been approved.

Your Favourite Tools

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 19:51

Love my small kitchen fork (without handle) and a small paint brush handle, really useful for pricking out and planting seedlings.

A lute? Reminds me of medievil banquets

Seeds are up

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 19:36

Will leave them alone then, cold weather is due so that might get them going.

Good news Busy-Lizzie,it's great when you see them coming up after sowing.

Due to the cold weather expected here in the next few days,I will hold off sowing any more for now.

Discussions started by hollie hock

Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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Any one grown it? 
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So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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Sowing perennial plants

Which ones can I do now? 
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What are these?

Self sown flowers 
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Birds foot trefoil

In lawns? 
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Bowles Mauve

Too early for propagation? 
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Any one planted out their runners?

Plants getting big 
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Moonlight runner beans

Any one tried them? 
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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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How long to leave bag over them? 
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Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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