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Today at 12:21
Much easier using my phone !
Today at 12:10
Grr the photo is the correct way way up on the preview page!
Today at 12:09
I have following seeds going spare. If anyone would like please PM me. Am happy to split the packets. The Physalis is a perennial and the Antirrhinum (snapdragon) are annuals
Last edited: 23 January 2018 12:14:40
17 Jan 2018 23:00
Well although all my tulips went in last year and are now sprouting, on my "just popping in whilst passing " visit to a local garden centre and seeing all tulip packs of 10 reduced to 50p, I just could not resist buying, going out in pouring rain and gale force winds to get them planted asap. Will report later in the spring time !
13 Jan 2018 18:02
Just to give the heads up to you Wilkos fans, the summer bulbs and bare roots are in my local store. It was a """mmm just need to pop into town for a couple of things " (meaning to stock up on Astrantias, Hardy Geraniums, lily bulbs, lupins, dahlias, etc ) not a massive variety maybe but all of my gardens over the years have some excellent bargain plants.
04 Nov 2017 10:37
I have both types in my garden. The bedding ones have definitely made it through last winter and have produced loads of little seedlings too. This is the result of just one that I didn't bother to keep deheading as they were still flowering in the spring. I am now waiting to see how fast the little ones grow.
24 Oct 2017 15:17
Another vote for Sungold here too. First tried them this year and will definitely grow again
19 Sep 2017 22:39
My parents bought a new build and had the same problem with a water logged garden. Eventually after 18 months they discovered all the water from the sinks, dishwasher and washing machine was not connected to the main drainage properly but was just running off under the garden. After a lot of legal challenges and arguments the building company did eventually correct it and the whole garden was re done. It might be worth re checking where your waste water is going first. I do hope you get it sorted. My parents did end up with a beautiful garden eventually.
17 Sep 2017 18:41
My favourite last year were Miami, (although I think I may have read somewhere they are being re named). They seemed the most robust of all of mine , never keeled over and a bit of a different shape too. Also another vote for the honey garlic, have planted loads more this year
Last edited: 17 September 2017 18:43:43
09 Sep 2017 13:07
My tomatoes have been very good this year too. Planted just two in outside in pots, this year I dispensed with Gardeners Delights and went for Sungold and Lizzano. Very happy with both of these especially the Lizzano, and would definitely have both again.
06 Sep 2017 23:48
Hi Iambriggan. Have you any photos of them ? My Echiums self seed everywhere and usually all the seedlings just grow without any feeding. Occasionally there might be an odd one which looks a bit feeble but I have never seen any root disease.
25 Aug 2017 06:35
Thank you honest h.
23 Aug 2017 12:25
Thanks Fairygirl. I do love my potter around in the dark!!
23 Aug 2017 07:47
Mary370, no it is very small about 1 inch.The photo is deceiving.
Dove thank you for that, I was wondering which type it was. Will have to see if it returns tonight!
22 Aug 2017 21:51
Thank you FloBear. Such a thrill when you see new wildlife. I did try to Google so cheers for the reply
22 Aug 2017 21:45
On my nightly slug patrol (I do leave them for wildlife) I came across this little person. After finally giving up with my mini pond in a container 2 years ago, this summer I now have 3 frogs, a slow worm, birds, bees and butterflies galore and hedgehog droppings. So glad all my wildlife planting and shallow dishes of water are working but is this a baby lizard or a newt?
20 Aug 2017 23:19
Yes you are right pansyface. To those of us of a certain age plants will remain the same old same old " I got that from........(if I can remember)
20 Aug 2017 22:40
Having found out that my old Queen fabiolas are now Tritelias, telling a friend that I was sure it was a Dicentra when it was labelled a Lamprocapnos, to read that asters are now called symphyotrichum, I can not keep up with all the new plant names. It's hard enough to remember all the old ones!!!
18 Aug 2017 17:30
I have loathed Begonias forever but this year thought I would bite the bullet and raise some from corms. They did extremely well and flowered like mad but UGGGH, I still can not abide them for some strange reason so they have all been dug up and taken out of the containers and dumped in the compost bin.
A new discovery for me are the bulbs Nectaroscordum siculum Sicilian honey garlic. They were covered in bees, never flopped over and I have already ordered more to plant this September.
04 Aug 2017 21:10
Hello Zinnia3. I have a hardy geranium called Rise and Shine. It's very similar to Rozanne and think it may be related, but it's not as rampant. It appears later April and I have to say I much prefer it as is more compact and the leaves keep a greener colour and it flowered until late November last year.