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Posted: 06/10/2013 at 13:11

great name obelixx the same thing happened to me.........not with a clementis but with an everlasting sweatpea. Cut if right off at the ground one year.......thought I'd killed it. After about 18 months disappearance,up it poppped a few months ago and is really going for it, no flowers but it's very much alive. Amazed that it stayed  alive in the ground with no light

Ash Tree Stump

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 13:02

Brilliantgreen house sounds very exciting

Wildlife gardening...hopes for the future

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 12:59

hi nut, think i saw the false sunflowers, really pleased they gave you a show, the bees and butterflies adore them

Got some toads here but don't see them for ages but once in a while I spot them, saw one in the flower beds a few months ago. There are slow worms here as well, earlier on this year, rescued quite a few.....they were brought home very much alive by the cats. Not seen a hedgehog though, but do have gaps under the fence just in case

Wee Jean fae Aiberdeen

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 10:44

Thanks for the info on this thread, grew some for the first time this year and they took an age to germinate but I have several all still flowering so no seedlings yet that I can see

I'm hoping that that they self seed and survive the winter but might cut down a couple and pot up for  winter in the cold frame.

Laying in the bath plotting...

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 10:37

I love my rudebekias, grew some last year and they survived the winter so added some cappuchino types and some sweet little totos, small and pretty and have been flowering for ages. Lovely flowers for late summer, autumn

Complete novice getting started

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 20:15

Hi Paddy, grew some veg here for the first time, all gone now but great fun and eat some veg that I grew

I have coldframes that are empty at the moment so might try with some salad leaves


Free offers

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 19:56

I bought some snowdrops in the green and the 6 perennial offer last year. A year on and I'm very happy with them, on the whole grown into strong perennial plants.




Posted: 30/09/2013 at 09:55

Great, thanks both


Posted: 29/09/2013 at 21:55

Bought a well established Budlelia today for a good price. I'ts over a metre tall but is quite bushy at the bottom and has side shoots coming off the main stem. It's still got it's dried flowers on it

Got a good place for it, really want it to well next year, when the best time to prune it?


I will/I won't grow that again

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 21:36

Courgettes definatley, first time for any veg. Grew some wilkos seed in a couple of large containers, really enjoyed picking them. No mildew that I could see but I would have like a few more,  mange touts as well


Discussions started by hollie hock

Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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Last Post: 26/09/2015 at 11:45

What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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Last Post: 06/09/2015 at 22:28


Any one grown it? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 23:44

So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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Last Post: 03/08/2015 at 20:06

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: 30/08/2015 at 19:52

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


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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