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Plant ID please

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 11:56

I love daisies...

Nemasys Vine Weevil Nematodes

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 11:54

I know I should probably be patient and wait 'til March, but I know the little bu**ers are out there and am itching to get some nematodes now!

It says the temp. needs to be 5 degrees C - do they mean in the ground, or the air temp? And is that at night?

We're currently hovering around the 5 degree mark at night, here in London.

Any thoughts much appreciated, as I need to get the large pack (£29 - ouch) and don't want to waste it. Thanks.

rhubarb

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 19:38

I have Raspberry Red in pots. Doesn't need forcing. Great cropper and gives us a good crumble right up to the first frosts 

What is this plant/shrub?

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 19:36

www.plantsforshade.co.uk good for shade lovers incl sarcococca.

 

What is this plant/shrub?

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 19:35

Definitely Sarcococca.

i have a cutting of one with precisely 5 flowers on it and it smells divine!

Is this a Cotoneaster?

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 19:32

 nut

help with difficult planting conditions

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 19:30

Hellebores, ferns, pulmonaria, snowdrops, cyclamen coum & hederifolium, north facing rose like Mme Alfred de Carriere.

Great online nursery I use, also has shade-lovers grouped into dry/wet shade etc and a good starting point.

www.plantsforshade.co.uk

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 19:26

Busy Lizzie, your garden is lovely but, in London, it's called a park, not a garden 

plant spacing rules in border, for different plants

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 09:51

Very true Verdun 

Gradually, over the years, I have learnt to accept the soil I have (also heavy clay) and work with it, rather than battling it.

The plants that do best in my beds are roses, hellebores, fritillaries, ferns, skimmias, heucheras...all the others which are essentially Mediterranean and love sun, dryness and poorer soil  go into pots or raised beds.

It works 

plant spacing rules in border, for different plants

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 18:53
Agree with fairygirl- the look you want depends on you.
Worth browsing gardening books and online sites, then downloading or earmarking photos of what you like.
I have a large metal planter about 46cm across, made of oxidised copper, with handles. Got it cheap in a garden Ctr. Bored some holes in it for drainage, filled it HALF FULL of broken crocks. Added compost mixed on with some grit and then packed in 1 purple sage, 1 rosemary, 1 marjoram, 1 thyme and some mini spring bulbs. They do well packed in together also because they like poor soil.
Another nice container could be an old enamelled pot or colander.
Most things can be used.
You can even get aged terracotta pots if you like that look.
Don't be afraid if packing small herb plants into a pot- they look fab.

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