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Belfast sink as planter

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 22:23

I have 2, one with alpines and one as a bog garden full of carnivorous plants. Leafy salads would do well, maybe beetroot, strawberries.


acer palmatum

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 18:42

there was a large specimen acer palmatum disectum in our garden when we moved in three years ago, but the previous owner wanted to take the tree with her for sentimental reasons, it was about 6' across and 5' tall. Because it was such a big job she employed the garden designer/plantsman to do it, and he said that in his experience acers need to be moved in November for the move to be successful, any other time of year and they tend to die off. The acer in question is doing well.

Orchid type?

Posted: 02/02/2015 at 20:56

It could be a cymbidium but they tend to be quite big, it's more likely to be a Cambrian which is a hybrid, possibly with a cymbidium as one of it's parents.



Rhs plant shop

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 17:29

I have loads of box hedging that will be evicted next year, if you were anywhere near York you'd be welcome to it.


No such thing as a bargain!

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 15:07

My favourite nursery dos'nt have a discount bit, but they are so reasonably priced they don't need one, 60p for 9cm pots and I hav'nt had any failures from them yet.


Posted: 27/06/2014 at 20:23

Hi louise, astrantia self seed in my garden, I do nothing to encourage them but they seem to just get on with it, they are quite slow to get to a good size plant.


Posted: 18/06/2014 at 21:37

Thankyou Marion, I think my sedums are too small for chopping, I only put them in last year and they were in 9cm pots, so I shall leave them be.

I'm really sorry...

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 20:45

No, sorry LH, not got a clue this time, but the blue one in the first picture is lovely.


Posted: 16/06/2014 at 20:42

Lovely photo's as always Marion. Have you done the Chelsea chop on your sedums yet, the ones at Waterperry Gardens don't look to have been done, I'm still in doubt as far as mine are concerned.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 20:15

Just found a cornflower and a corn cockle(I think) out in the new wildflower garden, very pleased.

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Discussions started by lisa massey

photo's part 2

around my garden 
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New borders

In the acer garden 
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Around my garden 
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new bird box

new residents 
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Plant ID please

Large shrub 
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Peonies and iris

mixed up bed 
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Lilly beetle

They're back!!!! 
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old tights

plant pots 
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magnolia stellata

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another flower stalk 
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hot composting

building a hot composter 
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will they do well in pots? 
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