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Summer has arrived

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 22:09

Lovely pics reb, like the white one, but more so the blue and purple one......what is it?


Posted: 07/07/2013 at 21:58

I was thinking about thanks. I think the blue ones are a lot more resiliant, didn't grow them this year but had a few that have popped up unexpectactly

Pink flower

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 21:33

I'd go for a canterbury bell, cups and saucer type, I have a blue one here....but it never grows upright...........just lies flat on the ground. Great surprise tried growing them from seed but no luck

Confession- slug olympics

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 18:43

I road them, chuck over the fence............can;t do the scissors or stamping on them. Snails are easier to handle,  so I just throw them next door..........yes they probably will come back, but it's going to be a long journey for them

Advice on climbers

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 18:31

I inherited a clematis montana when I moved here, very fast growing gives lovely flowers in the late Spring/early Summer. I really like the foilage, a bronze type of purple/green, it needs very little looking after but it will go to stick in the Winter. Once established this will really grow and will cover everthing

I'm sure others will come up with some more suggestions, there is a lovely evergreen jasmine but I don't know the name.

What are these

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 18:24

Thanks Busy Lizzie, are they perennials?Had a quick look about and found conflicting information


Posted: 07/07/2013 at 17:08

Didn't know that Bellis is a bee favourite,not ever grown them and also didn't realise that you can over winter cornflowers.....Thanks Zoomer


Posted: 07/07/2013 at 17:04

If it were me I would let the seeds develop on the stems and depending on your style you could just wave the stem about where you would like them to grow or use a paper bag and put the stem upside down and collect them that way.

I do think it's possible to cut the stems off and then collect the seed, but I'm short on space and you have to keep them in damp free conditions

What are these

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 16:35

Hello everyone,

Picked these up yesterday for a £1 each, I think the orange flowered is a verbascum of some sort  but not sure. No idea about the purple ones, but the bees seem to like it

 Thanks for any information


Posted: 06/07/2013 at 22:35

Some one on here had good results with teabags soaked in Jeys fluid

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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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:22
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