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Help with ID

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 15:09

Yes, agree with arabis.

Who ate the lupins???

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 19:44

Thanks all, I think it was the mice. Absolutely no sign of slugs or snails, I've had a good look in the pots.

Holly hedge from cuttings

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 19:39

I used to find hundreds of holly seedlings near my mature female holly, I think these would be easier to use for a hedge - assuming you have an obliging tree nearby.

I-D please.

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 11:36

Your plant with purple flowers and whorls of leaves might be purple toadflax, Linaria purpurea. The pink version is variety 'Canon Went'.

Who ate the lupins???

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 23:39

I've moved the pots into the greenhouse with some slug pellets and a couple of mouse traps. Hopefully the plants will recover.

Who ate the lupins???

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 18:51

Couldn't find any slugs or snails to blame, no slime in evidence. Rabbits eat lots of stuff in my garden, but I don't think they would jump into the coldframe. Deer, possibly?

Who ate the lupins???

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 18:02

Any ideas? They were lovely bushy plants, bought last week and placed at the back of my deep cold frames.

 Although actually, the perp didn't actually eat them, just left them in a pile.

Mystery plant

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 16:23

It's a Scilla, might be either Siberian Squill or Alpine Squill. It grows from a small bulb.

I-D please.

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 16:20

You're thinking of Burdock, a much bigger plant. In the last picture I can see a plant with whorls of green leaves, which is Cleavers, Galium aparine. You can pull up lengths of it and throw it at your friends; later in the year it has tiny round sticky seeds. The leaves have tiny hooks on them which stick to anything in its path.

fill hole where pond was

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 23:21

I've done it too. I used garden compost, like Verdun, and left it for a year to settle. It grew a grand crop of weeds, so must be fertile! I started planting it up in the autumn and will finish off this spring. If not enough compost is available, soil from elsewhere would be fine. Not sure what could be used if you need to buy it in - topsoil, I suppose.

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Gorgeous fern

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Seeds have arrived!

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Can't get no inspiration!

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