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can I plant now?

Posted: 13/12/2012 at 15:45
Sam Glendinning wrote (see) It is tradition to decorate the Mayberry on the Summer Solstice with garlands of flowers and ribbons. Its also known as the 'Gaurdian' in the tree world.

Beware of an Oak, It draws the stroke,  Avoid the Ash, It courts a flash, Creep under the Thorn, It will save you from harm.

Wee bit paganism about the Thorn

This is lovely Sam, I was wondering when the earth witch in you would surface  the Winter Solstice is almost here

can I plant now?

Posted: 13/12/2012 at 15:42

Hi Bill Mansfield

I agree with santaslittlehelper, you can buy and plant bare root hawthorne and other native hedging now and even as little spiky plants they should give passers buy the message.

I have a lovely hawthorne in my garden that has been left to grow into a tree and the birds have loved it this winter, what about hawthorne, blackthorne, rosa rugosa etc only thing is they are all deciduous and drop their leaves in the winter so maybe mix in few evergreens like photinia red robin?

Its a lovely size plot, good luck with it and be nice to see what you decide to do.

Seed swap

Posted: 13/12/2012 at 15:28

Hi Nutcutlet

Can I have some of the arisaemas please they are really unusual.  If you would like any of the seeds I have please let me know, I have PM's my addess and thank you.

Hi Gardengirl, the post here isn't that great either I hope you get them soon.  Its really frosty at the minute here so i haven't dug up any of the campanula but I have purple bells and white so when its nicer I'll send you some.  It will be great if it works and the plants survive as I have some lovely large hostas to split in the spring and allsorts of other bits and pieces and the garden centres here charge so much and they don't ever seem to be in very good shape.

Overwintering Strawberry Tree

Posted: 13/12/2012 at 13:36

Hi Dovefromabove

it seems I was right about the frost pocket, the frost is much harder down there and doesn't lift the whole day, I think that is because I have a large privet hedge at the bottom of the garden maybe trapping it in, anyway have to rethink the planting site for the strawberry tree but thanks for the advice at least I've saved it for this year

Seed swap

Posted: 13/12/2012 at 13:23

Hi all hope your are doing ok

Flad to hear your better Sam.  Great I have loads of those if you want any others let me know and if you PM your address I will send them off for you.

gardengirl did you get your parcel yet and thank you so much, you put a lovely detail on the packet

Nutcutlet I googled those plants and they're really unusual and beautiful and you could use the seed pods in xmas decorations, could I have some please? (Oh and you were right about checking the frost pockets-have to rethink the strawberry tree's site I think).

Have a lovely day all


Seed swap

Posted: 11/12/2012 at 12:19

Nutcutlet thats a lovely looking seed head, and I've had a lovely morning in the greenhouse thanks to this thread sorting out what seeds I have. i now have the dining room table covered with little brown envelopes and lovely seeds.

I also have some Black Eyed Susan, Love in the Mist and Toadflax  and what I think are native orchids. 

Seed swap

Posted: 11/12/2012 at 10:13

Hi Sam

Hope your feeling better, sorry we started without you but great idea.

I lots of seeds from a wildflower garden I sowed last year, I originally bought the seeds for bees and butterflies and for birds and insects.  I have some research to do to see exactly what the flowers are but happy to send some.

It was an easy job and a beautiful result with very little effort and I now have a bee's nest (not sure what type of bees but they go into a small holes at the side of the greenhouse).

I am just trying to get hold of a book recommended by Nutcutlet to identify the flowers but I took lots of photo's so I will see if I can post some later

And thanks Gardengirl thats great .


christmas tree

Posted: 10/12/2012 at 17:06

Rain - that is a lovely christmas tree

Seed swap

Posted: 10/12/2012 at 17:02

Hi Gardengirl

I posted your seeds today as well hopefully you'll get them soon (2nd class also).

Thanks for seed swaping

Lyn - really interested in the bare roots by post, how do you do it? I've had bare root hedge plants delivered from the nurseries and they're just wrapped in a plastic bag, does this work for other plants too?

Overwintering Strawberry Tree

Posted: 10/12/2012 at 16:56

Thanks Dovefromabove, its been a lovely day here if cold so my new little tree is now nestled in its fleece in the greenhouse, I think the coutdown now is 11 weeks to spring

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