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Posted: 28/06/2012 at 21:35

I have said this on previous posts but I think the best way of dealing with T&M is doing it the old fashioned way, filling in the form  and posting off with a cheque. I have to say that that I feel lucky to have recieved my 36  free perinnials  offer as I know other people are still waiting for theirs.



What was the name of that lovely plant

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 21:18

Hello Ken,

I sowed sweet rocket seeds earlier this year and have just started planting some of  them out. My understanding is that are they  are biennials and  brilliant self seeders, so if you sow seeds now you should have flowers next year.

There are loads of seed suppliers, in my haste I didn't even read the sowing instructions properly but they still germinated- I have loads of plants, really looking forward to seeing the flowers next year.

I have seen a couple of plants in a nursery/garden centre but they didn't look that good, much  better to grow yourself, I think


Posted: 26/06/2012 at 22:38

Bees are great, the more the merrier


Posted: 26/06/2012 at 21:58

Great pictures, I really enjoy seeing them.

Here's my toad that has taken up residence

 I first saw a toad, last Sept- he/she was tiny. Not sure if this the same one, if it is, it's grown a lot ! I've glimpsed it's head a few months ago but it shot into the grass as soon as it saw me coming. Today though he/she was out for ages- on closer inspection of the pond- there are loads of tadpoles. I figure that the toad is out there looking out for them.

I don't know anything about them- but very happy.

Does anyone know how long it takes tadpoles to grow into adults? What is their chances of survival?


Combi shed-greenhouses

Posted: 26/06/2012 at 12:26

So much so I'm off do some window(?) shopping for one

Combi shed-greenhouses

Posted: 26/06/2012 at 11:30

Koalagirl, now that is very nice! Like that a lot. 

One of those would be great in my garden


Please help in identifying these plants

Posted: 26/06/2012 at 10:55

I would definately get rid of the buttercup thing, it looks like what I have been battling with. Spreads everywhere, can choke everything and has very deep roots. Horrible things

Orange Hawkweed (Hieracium auantiacum)

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 13:05

I've got some of this  sprouting up in my garden. For me it's not a problem as it's a wildflower and I really like it.  So do some insects. I guess you could dig up what you have or use weed killer on it.

fox and cubs is another name it goes by


Posted: 24/06/2012 at 21:25


I would love to be able to save the really useful advice that I get from this forum in my scrapbook ,especially the advice I get about propagation  and cuttings.

At  the moment I can't access all my posts, apart from doing a search, which may or not bring up what I what want. I can only access page of 1 of so many. Many of my questions are asked in advance, as is the nature of gardening  and it would be great to be able to store these for future reference

Is this possible?

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/06/2012 at 20:29

The sun has been out, happy days

Discussions started by hollie hock

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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Cheap veg seeds

Are they worth it? 
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New garden

Some pictures 
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Leaving my garden

I'm moving 
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Problems with Private Messages

Can't see them 
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Hardy annuals

Autumn sowings 
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quick question 
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What are these? 
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Site really slow 
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What are these

Latest bargains 
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Another bee question

Nesting in floor of old shed 
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Seedling Id

What is this? 
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