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Name this plant

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 17:51

Looks like phlox by the bud formation.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 17:48

I love the Bella Rosella fuchsia, they are huge.



Posted: 12/07/2015 at 17:45

I did that Nut, they are still there, I won't be beaten, I will try again this year.

The reason I asked was because I sent them to several people on the seed swap thread and wondered if anyone else had any luck.

Carrot query

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 17:43

I am sure it's been discussed 20 times on here I haven't the time to use the search box though, and I know you like to tell the tale I make a hole like that, no fear of a stone getting in the way. My dad always reckoned rich ground made them 'hairy'


Posted: 12/07/2015 at 17:35

I tried to grow the seeds from my white Aconitum but none germinated, anyone else have any luck with them?

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Posted: 12/07/2015 at 17:33

I think you are right there Pete, the postage is 6.00 quite a lot really.

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Posted: 12/07/2015 at 17:31
Verdun wrote (see)

Lyn, first year for me with them. However, I cut them hard back when planted and, yes,,will do same this autumn.  They flower on mew wood......(did I say mew wood?  A CATastrophe???) Hydrangeas never really appealed to me except for the white ones but these paniculatas are lovely

I thought you only cut them back hard in Spring, Verdun? I suppose as you are that bit warmer it's ok.h

i am not that keen on them but they do fill a big space with no maintenance apart from a Spring hair cut. I have 44 here.

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Posted: 12/07/2015 at 16:58

Do you cut those right down in Spring as well as the vanilla fraise, Verdun?

it is very pretty, I love the colour change.

How to mix Perlite?

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 14:15

I would think if the nursery planted them in containers, they wouldn't have planted them in clay, I would do as Edd says, just mulch in the Autumn.

So many places telling you you need this that and the other,buy this, buy that, use this food, put that on your soil, it makes me cross really.

Wait  and see how your plants do, make sure they will over winter outside, or make provisions for a frost free place for them in the winter.


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Posted: 12/07/2015 at 14:08

I grew lavender from seeds, now have 2 dozen plants that I need to pot on and plant somewhere!

i think T&M and Parkers are fine but as SG says, you do need to lavish TLC on them, but if you can get 30 plants for a few quid, it's worth the wait to us poor old souls! 

I have fantastic, huge, Acer, Deutzia, Amalanchier x 3, hydrangea vanilla fraise, thornless roses, and many more all very, very cheap from Parkers, most only 1.99, all only three to fours years old at the most, I wouldn't be without them.

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anyone have one of these?

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conflicting info.

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