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Latest posts by LorraineP

Brugmansia - Angel's Trumpet

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 22:58

I have A Brugmansia which my mum bought at Tatton Park Show in 2012.  It was a 3' standard but after over-wintering it in the shed it died back to about 4" above soil level. During  2013 it produced 3 or 4 new shoots and flowered like mad, although some of the leaves turned yellow and fell off on a regular basis.  Last winter I kept it in my utility, which has no heat and a perpex roof.  It kept many leaves and went back outside in April.  It has about 8 flowers at the moment and still some of the leaves are yellow, not sure why but think it will be due to lack of nourishment,as it needs repotting, another job on the list!.  Its not as attractive as when it was a standard but I plan to take cuttings this year and train the as standards (fingers crossed).  I live in the SW Cumbria so the weather isn't too harsh here if a little wet at times. 

What is this?

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 22:21

Looks like mint to me, but not being an expert will be interested to see if anyone else agrees.  

New Veg Bed

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 23:05

Thanks Dovefromabove.  Yes, I do have the packet, and will try that route.

New Veg Bed

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 11:52

Any thoughts, anyone . . . . 

Strawberry Plants

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 09:23

Everos & Sunnysarah,  

I've been looking online for info on Strawberry growing, this is one source  -  hope its useful . . . .  in the absence of any replies from 'seasonsed strawberry growers'.

Never Give Up

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 22:32

Thanks for the advice Verdun and Jim, will be transfering my rhubarb into the garden very soon.  

Euro Dahlia

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 21:54

Just had a look at Eurodahlia site and can sense a spending spree!  Historically, I'd not been a fan of dahlias . . . . but laterly I have grown to love them.  I'm thinking it may be an 'age thing'!    

Thanks, Chris, for sharing your find.  

Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 08:57

Its reassuring to read so many of you don't have the 'neat & tidy gene' - I don't have it either.  Annoyingly, OH does.  In respects of the garden if a plant isn't looking its best he wants to remove it and doesn't have an appreciation of why there are so many plants in pots on the patio, or the shed is cluttered with tools, pots & compost placed for 'easy access'.  Have been able to play for time on a clear up by telling him it will be tidier when the greenhouse is installed and I can move it out of the way.  Who wants to waste time clearing a shed when they could be gardening?!   As for a tidy garden, I do like the grass cut and edges trimmed and I prefer full borders with the plants close together. Very much a 'work in progress' for our garden.

Never Give Up

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 12:21

Thanks for sharing that, Forrester2.  I have a year old one in a pot which is not looking too happy and I was thinking the same initial course of action as you, ie hoying it out.  Think I'll now repot and hope for the same result as you.  


New Member

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 21:29

Hi Nicky, I also lurk in the background a lot too.  I'm sure you'll find the forum very informative and friendly.  


Discussions started by LorraineP

Curled new growth on tomato plant

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Onion advice

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New Veg Bed

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New Veg Bed

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MPC & Growbags

What's the difference? 
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Last Post: 04/05/2014 at 19:45

Greenhouse Advice

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Nesting Doves

Unusual nesting site? 
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Egg idenification

Difference between earthworm eggs and slug eggs 
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Raised beds with decking boards

Is pressure treated wood bad for the garden? 
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Last Post: 14/04/2013 at 10:55

Seed germination

Should I cover seeds with compost/vermiculite/perlite? 
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Last Post: 12/04/2013 at 23:13

Advice on growing Raspberries

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Last Post: 22/04/2013 at 17:32

Advice on garden improvements

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