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Posted: 27/02/2014 at 19:51

I've had red, orange and yellow ones. I'd mix them up. Wouldn't prune until they matured. Would say they need to be outside, but put in a sheltered place if weather is very cold. Once planted they will romp on.

If you mix them you'll have more winter colour as the birds prefer the red ones and tend to leave the others until later.

For the the purpose you want them I would consider planting in a zigzag pattern rather than a straight row, you could then achieve a thicker hedge sooner.

Plant ID please

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 19:42

I think GardenG is right, not the Stachys with lilac flowers but the one with white flowers.

Talkback: Bumblebee rescue

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 18:24

I've currently got one in the GH. I had to go to plan B after reading Jess' post.

Found it on the soil about 3pm so lifeless I nearly missed it. A very thin weak looking one. So I put "him" on a plastic plate, pulled some blossom from the Choisya ( only had two bits in flower) put that near him, and a flower from a hellebore!   That was first stop in A & E.

Next step after admission, I didn't have jam, so he got the suggested water & sugar on a very shallow jar lid. He slowly with prompt crawled to it and just flopped head first in it. I had to pick him out and put him on kitchen towel to dry.

Then I popped back on here and read about honey, so he got a spoonful of M honey. Currently still on his plate with food offerings, gently covered with a double piece of fleece.  

Not holding out much hope, but I've done my best.

Total opposite I've had two lovely fat bees visiting the Hellebores. Lovely to hear them buzzing.

Fingers crossed for him  

Music in the Garden

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 18:02

Punkdoc  Or Dean Martin "It's cold outside".

Anyone dismantled a greenhouse? Easy or not?

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 17:59

BB2. Hope you get the GH

When you say it's 10 mins away is that by car? If on foot I was going to say that we got our 2nd one from a bloke 10 mins walk up the road, we took it apart as others have instructed. We got 4 friends to help and we carried each part complete with glass home. All had protective gloves and sunspecs on. Took a while and it wasn't a windy day. Got a few funny looks.

As Mr Raspberry says it's important that you number the pieces. 1  1a ,2  2a, etc.  

My suggestion is that if you have a GH regardless of cost, you'll be outside and OH can play pool undisturbed.

Another plant id

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 16:42

Is 2nd one a perennial papaver (poppy) ? 

Music in the Garden

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 15:58

Maybe Bill Withers "Lean on Me" for our Bill in Canada.


Posted: 27/02/2014 at 15:53

Dear Bill, what a wonderful thoughtful son. x

Gunnera Manicata

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 15:04

As blairs says huge leaves. Mine isn't near a pond but in a boggy area, so in the Summer I do have to water it. I also cover the crown in Winter with it's own leaves and in a bad Winter I put fleece over it.

blairs, the crown of mine isn't dry in Winter because the leaves rot, but it's always been okay.

I'll see if I can find a photo. Mine won't be as big as one near a pond.


Camera Corner

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 11:18

Ann, lovely sky & colour coordinated laundry as well.

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