Latest posts by Kezza

runner beans

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 14:24

mice ?

I'm really sorry...

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 14:23

could the first one be scabiose blue jeans ?


I've got these in my garden ......

ID for 2 plants. please.

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 14:07

don't know the first one, second one is definitely heuchera - I'd guess palace purple - as I've got them in my garden


Posted: 19/05/2014 at 13:33

Cuckoos alive and well in Moray in Scotland


I wait for them to call every year and have heard them the last 3 years in a row.  One of them was going mental this weekend, to the point I was gonna shout "shut up", he liked the sound of his own voice echoing off the trees me thinks !


I could see him across the way, at the highest point in the tree shouting his head off.

What do you think this is?

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 13:59

Definitely Leycesteria.


I brought one from my last property, and it stands at 5 foot high, beautiful pink and white bunches of flowers.


Enjoy it ! 


NB:  I've just taken some soft wood cuttings, non-flowering.  I've just shoved a few in a pot of multi-purpose compost and will leave them there til they root / show signs of growth.  Saves my sister ripping bits off my plant when she visits !!!! 

What tree/shrub is this?

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 13:10

if you click on the picture, it should open into a new window, where you can zoom super large on the plant, the white flowers are long trumpets, and the leaves look glossy and slightly spiky round the edges, however, I don't recognise the plant / know wot it is myself - sorry.

Not sure this is appropriate here, but you should all know!!!

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 15:14


Thanks for the info, I'm gonna forward it onto my mum who will most likely be unaware of this

Cranberry bush

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 13:47

Hi all

I bought 3 little cranberry plants online last year, possibly from Van Meuwen (?), something like 3 for £9.99, and put one each in it's own planter (the square plastic type).  I put an inch or so of sand as a top layer, I read online somewhere that this is beneficial to the plants (?).  Maybe to just stop the fruits getting dirty.......

I'm pleased to say that all 3 plants are going great guns, and are shooting out all over the place.  There are a good few handfuls of cranberries on each plant, massive, about twice the size of blueberries, like marbles !!!

I didn't pick them this winter, but they're all still there (birds haven't nicked them), so maybe I'll pick them soon, and cook down into a sauce / jelly.  I live in NE Scotland, haven't fed or watered the plants, and they seem to be doing very well so far !!

Good luck if you try growing them.

Grandpa had one just like it

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 16:11
"I always remember the aroma as you opened the shed door,with the smell of oily rags and geranium cuttings and the ball's of string e.t.c."   One of my sheds has a lovely well used shed smell, the old boy who owned my cottage before me was 87 and he had pots and pots of screws, nails, bits and pieces.  When I moved in I went through everything having a clearing out session, and now I have pots of screws, nails, bits and pieces, plus the old garden tools that were left, spades and shovels from goodness knows what year - totally fab !  I enjoy using them, knowing they've done a lot of work in the garden already   He had a veg plot the width of the garden, 150 foot !!!!!  got a couple of cracking overhead photos.


Posted: 23/10/2013 at 16:04

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