Justin Doherty2

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Posted: 20/07/2016 at 12:54

Just messaged you Steephill :)


Posted: 19/07/2016 at 15:29

Yes, Gaultheria I meant sorry :) I'm looking for growers of G. shallon.


Posted: 19/07/2016 at 07:03

Hi guys,

Is anyone here growing Salal (Gauleria shallon) at all?



Harvesting seeds

Posted: 11/07/2016 at 12:20

Hi all,

Does anyone know the best time to harvest seeds from Lavendula and Salvia, please? Also what's the best technique to do so?



Drooping Perovskia

Posted: 11/07/2016 at 12:18

Hi all,

I have some Perovskia in the school wildlife garden and I was wondering if anyone has any advice about getting it to grow upright as a lot of ours are drooping.




Posted: 04/07/2016 at 07:20

Have given those a shot before, doesn't seem to do the trick. Thanks though.

If they don;t have the lichen they revert to the normal brown/yellow coloration.

Thanks again.


Posted: 01/07/2016 at 15:13

No, their vision doesn't work like that. They need to be surrounded by it.


Posted: 01/07/2016 at 14:29

They're a ssp of Extatosoma tiaratum. They don't eat it, they mimic it. I'm in Norfolk.


Posted: 01/07/2016 at 12:06

Yes, but I thought others might see it more on this section.

The zoo can't help sadly. It's just the lichen they require in order to maintain their coloration.


Posted: 01/07/2016 at 07:43

Not sure if this is in the right section but I'm a teacher at a primary school and in our class we have stick insects which need lichen branches to keep their colouration. I'm just wondering if anyone has any near them that they would be willing to post. I'd be happy to pay postage of course. The type I'm looking for is in the picture below...

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Any growers? 
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Harvesting seeds

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Drooping Perovskia

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Border perennials

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When to mulch perennials?

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Lavender blue cushion

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Perovskia planting

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Plant ID

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Pollinators for borders

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Shade pollinators

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Nepeta 'Walker's low'

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