Latest posts by lisa69

Your experiences with Astrantia

Posted: 15/12/2012 at 09:46

Nutcutlet your a star,, those links are great I love aquiligia and there are soooo many varieties there I had to order some .

Crikey, I looked up and realised I'd been here all morning so far and learnt something else today, even when you can't get out in the garden these forums give you a gardening lift, better get some jobs done now before the OH comes home and rants about 'plant porn' again lol

Good luck with the  astrantia seeds Sam let us know how you get on.

Seed swap

Posted: 15/12/2012 at 09:25

Thompson and Morgan and Fothergills have some atsrantia at around the same price for 30 seeds.

Garden table

Posted: 15/12/2012 at 09:19

Thats a great idea Rain and opens up so many other colours than the typical sage greens and creams you see in the garden section, thanks  

love the santa smileys

Seed swap

Posted: 14/12/2012 at 15:09

Yes me too I'd much rather have a plant that lasts.

Oh I also have sweet pea seeds I inherited them sweet peas with the garden and they come back stronger every year, not sure what type they are but I have lots with lovely pink flowers and they flower prolifically, if anyone wants any.

hi Sam I've posted your love in the most today so hopefully you will get them soon and thanks Nutcutlet i managed to find a copy the book you recommended so I'm looking forward to the postie coming

Garden table

Posted: 14/12/2012 at 15:04

Thanks for sharing your ideas Rain and your table is great

I painted my shed with wilko's answer to cuprinol last summer and it was terrible, 3 coats of undercoat and 4 coats of paint and lots of preperation and it still peeled but I guess you get what you pay for sometimes.

I also bought some really lovely 'garden' paint from another major DIY shop this year and painted my new gate and 3 trellis panels which seemed to take forever (but was very therputic), I followed all the instructions and am really fed up because it seems to be washing off in the rain.

I noticed you mix PVA with paint does this work well?

I love paintig things in the garden it brightens it up on dull days like today and gardengirl you've set me off with the bird table  

Seed swap

Posted: 14/12/2012 at 14:44

Hi Gardengirl

No problem at all, my daughter bought me a very expensive bunch of flowers for my birthday, I would normally prefer a plant but they were beautiful, I had to try to salvage something from them and took the heads off the sea hollies when they were finished, never grown them before but I'm going to have a go too next spring.

I always try to save seeds if I ever get flowers otherwise I feel its a waste, thats where the snapdragons came from last year

Home made garden arch

Posted: 14/12/2012 at 13:43

thats really clever, love the little gargoyle too

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.

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