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Buying on-line - tips?

Posted: 25/09/2017 at 20:26

I've heard Burncoose is rather good but haven't tried them myself yet.  Camellias like acid soil and must be watered with rainwater - I keep mine in a pot and it does well for me here in Bath, but perhaps doesn't flower as much as I would like.

You could always make an overnight trip of it and pick your own!

Box blight -reusing pot compost?

Posted: 19/09/2017 at 15:21

thanks borderline. Unfortunately I have lots of box!

Box blight -reusing pot compost?

Posted: 18/09/2017 at 22:05

I've just cut down and burnt a big box ball that I think had blight . It was in a terracotta pot (1 of 2) with J.I No.3 (repotted earlier this year.

I've now put a watering can full of water containing disinfectant on the pot but what should I do with the soil - can I now reuse it on the garden elsewhere?

Bosch Isio Trimmer

Posted: 12/05/2017 at 21:08

Interesting comments, so thanks guys.  I wonder if the Lidl one will last though.  Might be a good idea to get a cheaper one and see how I get on with it as the Bosch one is rather expensive. I need it mainly for all my dwarf box hedging mainly and some topiary I'm having fun with - we have a dragon in the garden!

I'm off to Malvern tomorrow and for the first time haven't actually got a wish list. It looked good in Monty's programme tonight so I'm looking forward to it.


Bosch Isio Trimmer

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 15:15

Thanks for that mjd2000 - very helpful.  I don't think the two button action would be too difficult for me, so I'll put the tool on my birthday wish list!!

Bosch Isio Trimmer

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 22:12

Has anyone bought one of these lately and are you pleased with it?

Is it light enough for someone with arthritis in fingers and shoulder?

Tulip Fest 😍🌷

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 21:54

Thanks Runnybeak, the beautiful view is one of the reasons we bought this house.

Those tulips are very striking Papa Jo - does anybody know what they are called?


ID Please

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 21:49

The Russian Sage I have is definitely not Perovskia,  it's something like salvia fassali?  The seeds were actually collected in Siberia by the previous Curator of Bristol Uni Botanic Garden, who bought some plants for sale  at a talk he gave at our local gardening club.

It's totally hardy, big blue flower spikes and looks like it might be a giant of a plant, I've had it for about two years now and the hairy leaves are big - if I can find a photo, I'll post it later.


ID Please

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 22:28

Many thanks for that Fidgetbones and Nutcutlet - I did wonder about Phlomis but couldn't get a close enough picture online of the leaves to be sure.  Didn't know it was known as Turkish sage - come to think of it, I have a lovely big blue Russian sage with similar leaves, so should have twigged.

ID Please

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 21:58

Can anyone identify this plant for me please? I bought it at a local NGS garden last Sunday (Should have known better!).

Garden owner said she called it "Turks Head" and that it had a yellow flower and grew in a 2-3ft clump. I've looked through all my books and on line and just can't see what it might be.


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