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Sage _ Why Can't I grow it?

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 13:35

Hello Bulleyana- You say your  new Sage plant is in a good sized pot - I am thinking that if the plant is a new one maybe the pot is too big  to start it growing well ? I usually pot new plants into the next size and grow them on a bit befroe going to the next size - if this makes sense  The only other thing I can think of is where the pot is - Sages do like the sunshine - when we get any that is

Pam LL x

Can anyone identify this plant please ?

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 13:27

Jean could it be a Money Tree? Pachira equatica?


Pam LL x

Fork Handles

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 12:12
FloBear wrote (see)

Morning. Bright here with the promise of more - and I spend Thurs. afternoons in the office for the dog rescue, just my luck.

Love the moths, agree with Gary that they're very neglected as a species. I think we do have some beautifully marked ones here but many are very tiny. Hawk moths, I think, can hold their own with many of the exotic ones.

Pam, I am waiting for my neighbour's Leycesteria to fruit so I can beg a few berries for seed. I cannot find the plant in the garden centres that I frequent and it was recommended to me as suitable for the chickens' free range area. It is a welcome splash of colour at this time.

Nola, you have probably already said this and I missed it - whereabouts in the country are you?

Flo - I have taken a pot of cuttings from my Leycesteria for you and put them in my greenhouse - keep your fingers crossed that a couple will root

Pam LL x

Growing comicifugas

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 07:24

My Cimifuga hasn't flowered at all this year I will put it down to the weather

Pam LL x

Fork Handles

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 07:21

Good morning everyone

I love the Luna moth - I would love to see a Moth of the Day

I didn't feel too well yesterday so didn't do a lot - feel a bit better this morning so may go and trim up some Fuchsias ready for them  to go in the greenhouse

Enjoy your day

Pam LL x

Leycesteria formosa


Fork Handles

Posted: 26/09/2012 at 15:56

Thanks Kate

Pam LL x

Fork Handles

Posted: 26/09/2012 at 15:22

 Thankyou for the kind comments about my greenhouse Get well soon Geoff

I love the moth

As I grew loads of sunflowers this year and Barry being the very tidy person that he is I was not allowed to leave the sunflowers to die where they were

I have cut off the many seedheads - the seeds are ripe- now what shall I do - leave them as they are for the birds or take all the seeds out for them first?

I am chuffed you liked my photo Jean  I liked last years better

 Pam LL x

Fork Handles

Posted: 26/09/2012 at 06:53

Good Morning Everyone

I am glad you are o.k after your experience with your cat Hollie- Hock

I use to love Butterscotch tart at school - I have tried many recipes but they never taste  the same

A reminder of Summer for me - the greenhouse looks so different now

Have a good day everyone

Pam LL x



What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 06:05

Rain - I am so sorry to hear about your beautiful cat

Not raining - yet

Pam LL x

Fork Handles

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 05:59

Good Morning Everyone  Lets try and get back to some sort of normality this morning! All that spam

Solanum alba and a  Passion flower in my greenhouse

No rain at the moment - so I might get in the garden today

The courgette cake is very good

Pam LL x


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