Latest posts by lisa69

Colder weather is coming!

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 13:59

Thanks Dave .  Do you think it would be ok to sow my Yellow Rattle seeds now with a cold snap expected?

What 2 plants would you put together in the herbaceous/perennial border?

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 16:28

Oh Phillippa I just googled Ophiopogon nigrescens and its lovely, is it easy to grow?

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Posted: 16/01/2014 at 18:28
Thanks Dove it's good to be back, I've missed you all and been doing lots of catching up reading

Seed swap

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 18:22
Sorry that was meant to be a smiley,, stupid iPhone

Seed swap

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 18:22
Thanks kef ????

Whats your plans for next year.

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 17:19

Thanks Woodgreen Wonderboy, I'm off to google now. 

I under planted snowdrops , snakeshead fritillaries and crocus last year so hopefully they will peep through soon unless the pesky squirrel has munched them 

What 2 plants would you put together in the herbaceous/perennial border?

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 17:10

What a great question Verdun.

I love crocosmia Lucifer and last year I put penstemon barbatus in the same border and they worked really well together for me, giving a lovely hot red feel.

The penstemon are still lovely and green now and I have taken cuttings, and I think both are perennial (these are the things I still need to learn). Although I have read conflicting things that say the penstemon is only half hardy I hope it comes back as nicely this year.

Can't wait to see what everyone else says

Whats your plans for next year.

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 16:53

This year I am going to read and learn more about gardening.

I hope to grow more native wildflowers and have been collecting my seeds over the past 6 months or so and have prepared an area of my garden to sow and just leave alone (apart from weeding).

We have a sloping garden and it has taken 3 years to figure out how to deal with slopes as we inherited some lovely but rather large mature trees when we bought the house and I refuse to remove them because of the wildlife and birds I get in the garden, the shady, rooty area beneath has always been a bit of headache though.

Just looking forward to the year ahead and enjoying the garden most of all..

What's your day been like?

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 16:37

What a lovely day . I've been out to play in the garden today,, at last (although I have been in the garden a lot more this time of the year than last year!).

I'm trying to plan a tropical bit in my garden this year after watching the lovely James Wong on the Garden Revival, already have a bit of head start with potted fatsia's, cordellines and a couple of lovely formuim tenax I bought last year.

I'm also going to have my very first go (well at least since I was a girl and grew peas with my dad) at veg and have some raised beds planned.

Hope you've all had as much fun as me today

Good luck with the allotment Zoomer44.



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Posted: 16/01/2014 at 16:24

Hi Star Gaze Lily - what a lovely user name nice to meet you...


I know the people here are fab,, this forum really brightened my days this time last year after having been redundant and feeling a little low I would loose myself here reading for hours and the advice and inspiration was and still is priceless..

I am looking forward to getting involved again and learning even more

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