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Posted: 17/08/2014 at 22:18

Thanks scroggin, think I'm going to pick it tomorrow and see what it's like

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Posted: 17/08/2014 at 20:13

I'd love some, thank you very much

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 20:07

It is chicky had the chickens on this bit for a while, they've since been moved over to the veg patch as I thought they might become a bit smelly so close to the house. It was for the best.................they do smell.

Such a great success with your sowings, it's amazing how sowing seeds can lead to such beautiful plants. It never ceases to amaze me.

I take it the rustic dwarves are the darker ones? I thought they were the cappachino types when I looked.  I grew some ruddies in my old place, a couple of them have travelled with me and have flowered.  I've sown a few of the old seed in the greenhouse, nothing yet but you never know. Will have a go in  Feb as well

That's a very pretty bedding plant. Don't have deer thankfully, sounds like they eat anything.

ID please

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 19:17

Is it a Japanese Anemone? Looks a bit similar

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Posted: 17/08/2014 at 19:16

That's great news! I found with the Malva they just grew with no looking after/complete neglect and come through lovely. I've seen a few insects on it so I hope they will be good for them.

Not ever grown the Lychnis C before  but as they are just growing about here, will collect some more free would be rude not to!

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 19:00

Beautiful pictures everyone  and such lovely colours.

Love the constellation chicky, what are the pink stars? Wow........ what a showing off your Ruddies. Did you sow them inside in Feb and them move them on or in a greenhouse. I love these plants, so bright and they last for ages.

Here's my new but very cramped, overplanted flower bed that was made at the start of the Summer. I used to have my chickens on it so I think they fertilised the ground very well.Although probably not the best thought out, it's my star


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Posted: 17/08/2014 at 18:38

Hi nut and thanks  I thought maybe the first one had a touch of a mallow about it, but the leaves are different. I've seen the Lychnis C about, it's so bright with lovely silvery leaves. It  has lovely big seed heads so couldn't resist collecting some.

Had a quick google and both seem to be classed as perennials so I'm happy


Posted: 17/08/2014 at 18:22

I would love to know the answer to this one DD, had some plants given to me and they are doing so well. There's one that I'm itchy to pick but OH keeps saying it's not ready!

I'ts still got some prickly bits on it so I'm assuming that means that it's not ripe or can you pick them and ripen them off in a window maybe?

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Posted: 17/08/2014 at 18:17

Some how posted without the pics!

 The first one was grown from seed last year and overwintered and I've had loads of flowers. Thinking about doing the same again this year.  It's taller than what the photos suggests. It just got battered in the rain.

I know the 2nd pic isn't so good, the flowers are going over, but it would be good to know what it is as I've been collecting seeds from it and some have germinated. It looks very carnation like


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Posted: 17/08/2014 at 18:10

Hello everyone,


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