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Giant Echium (echium pininana)

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 11:22
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I have seeds from this Echium, its the lilac spikes on the right of this photo, the colour is actually pink, they self seed everywhere and are really easy to grow from seeds. You need a big space for them the base leaves are about 3ft or more across, the spikes are like tree trunks a good 2/3 inches diameter.

I have plent of seeds if anyone wants them. Sow in the Spring. Plant out in September for flowering the following year, and mine flowered 2 years.

searching for unusual plants

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 11:02

Zanna, to send a private message to someone just click on their photo/avatar then the word 'message' will appear. Just click on that.

Leaves on the lawn

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 10:40

You can buy a lawn vac.

Describes me pretty damn well

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 10:38

Me too! Dont know anyone outside my closest family, apart from a couple of internet 'friends' that I dearly love.

whats gong on?

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 10:36

Not strange, later summer flowering clematis should be cut in Feb, and Feb/March for roses, unless its a Rambler, I cut that back straight after flowering.

If its an early flowering clematis you may have cut off the growth that will have next years flowers.

Sparrowhawk dilemma

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 09:10

Well said, Welshonion. Its the same down here in Devon and Cornwall. Acres and acres of well managed farmland and hedgerows. Perhaps that is why we have all the birds, wasps bees etc.

Someone once wrote, and I cant remember who it was now, that the only true 'Greeny' was a dead one.

Once you have children you've buggered up the planet, it can only spread from there. Of course we need farms to grow crops, for feed or for us. And in big amounts, not just the odd back yard farming, it has to be. Maybe it would be better to import everything, I dont know.

If you look on google earth there are still many many acres of green land, I cant see anything but from here. So the wildlife is moving around, as long as it survives does it matter where it lives. 

You will see plenty here and in Wales, by the sounds of it from WO. My friend in Scotland is always telling me of the wildlife she sees when out for walks.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 23:57

Matty, I have your email and will reply but dont just want to send a quicky, I will write soon.

You are welcome to the seeds I still have lots.

Will send soon Susan and I will remember the plants Justin.

I actually missed the postman today but the seeds will be with you all on Friday.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 12:34

Seeds ready for posting tomorrow to Justin, Bekkie and Fishy.

I will have lots of Verbena Bon plants next Spring, if anyone wants to bear it in mind.

garden problem

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 10:01

Have you done something wrong Joyce?, it looks very easily manageable now.

You could buy a couple of boxes of annuals in the spring to brighten the borders, or maybe some heathers or those little variegated Euonymus to get some colour.

It would look nice if you could get a cover for your clothes line, always better folded than open, I think. 

apart from that, lovely! Oh, maybe someone could finish painting the bottom fence for you.

Strawberrys

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 09:53

Its a good idea to lay a sheet of the weed suppressing fabric down, cut little slots for the plants, keeps them clean and you can pop a few slug pellets underneath so not to upset any other creatures, if you don't, they will eat your strawberries quicker than you can.

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