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What plant is this?

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 08:40

There is a weed which looks very similar to a hardy geranium. It has darker leaves which are often blotched. If yours doesn't flower ( my hgs are coming into flower now) it could be that

Weed or not?

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 08:38

You're lucky to have those plants. They are gorgeous, well behaved but will self seed gently. They do not take much looking after. 

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 19:34

Thank you nutcutlet

Greenhouse query

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 08:58

Mine are either outside or in the cold greenhouse with the door and all the vents open. They are quite tough

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 08:55

Please could someone add me to the map ? I am just west of Penzance Cornwall. Thank you

Unheated/uninsulated greenhouse

Posted: 07/12/2012 at 09:05

I have a large, wooden, unheated greenhouse. I pin bubble wrap along the northern side but bottom half only as I don't want to create too much condensation. I just lay loose fleece  on the plants if it's going to be especially cold. If it's going to be very cold I light a big "pillar candle" and stand it in a tin, on the floor, in the middle of the greenhouse ( cheap and effective). Don't forget, open the door when / if it's mild as condensation can be a big problem. 

After the storms.......

Posted: 28/11/2012 at 18:44

Dry and sunny all day 

After the storms.......

Posted: 28/11/2012 at 09:08

Two of my flower beds are still under water, but I have some brave alstroemerias,penstemons, fuchsias and rudbeckias still flowering away and bringing bright pools of colour to the garden. The dogwoods and winter heathers in the winter bed look pleasing, and not too battered. The sun is out here too and things are drying up for the first time in a week, a sight to lift the spirits. Now, if it would just not rain for the next 6 weeks...................

Water butt

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 14:45

I have 5 butts, all full to overflowing, a saturated garden, flooded lane and a stream 3 times its normal depth - don't talk to me about rain

Green houses

Posted: 24/11/2012 at 09:43

I had a greenpainted metal greenhouse from B and Q which was very good. Now I have a bespoke wooden greenhouse, which is also very good. They are / were both glazed with glass. However, Polycarb might be better glazing if you have children, for safetys sake. Whatever you choose, I'm sure you'll love it - I hide away in mine for hours

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