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Foxglove Seedlings

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 18:16

I have seedlings like that here, they should be ok, they are tuffies!

I see one has been chewed already, slugs will eat them to the ground. It's as well they seed so readily so there is plenty for all! 

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 18:09

Can I have the bunny grass please Perki, do you still have my address from last year.


Posted: 05/10/2015 at 18:07

I don't like Dusty or Sandie, for me back in the 60's and still now, it's got to be Joan Baez. Always loved her, still do.

Talkback: How to lift and divide hemerocallis

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 13:33

OH dug mine out the other day, he broke the fork handle then resorted to a pick axe and an iron bar,  very deep rooted, I have read that they like to be lifted and separated (no comments about a bra)  every four or so years or they stop flowering.

Wildlife pond, two questions

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 13:15

It's lovely, but I would definitely  take up say every third slab and let the grass grow long and plant some reed like plants, if you want a wildlife pond, you have to let it grow wild.

usually slabs all round are for an ornamental pond. If it grows up a bit, by next Spring you will find all sorts in there.

We dug ours about July last year, this Spring it had frogspawn, baby newts pond skaters, diving beetles, etc. But they do need cover when they want to get out. Have you made a beach area so tiny creatures can easily walk out.

This is ours one year later, you will be surprised how quickly they establish.



Ducks on my pond

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 12:56

That's a small lake, definitely Hosta, and as you know, when I get my tent I am going to camp down there.


Posted: 05/10/2015 at 12:48
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

yeah jo, why don't birds turn face on when you've got a camera? They're so selfish.

I'd say it was maybe a wee bit bigger than a collared dove. It was 2 days ago remember and I'm very old.

If you think you're old there no hope for me then 

When will autumn planted lupin show?

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 10:20

Have you sown the seeds outdoors in the garden, Hopefully they wont germinate till next Spring because they are not hardy in the first winter, I sow mine in the Spring for planting out the following Spring,I overwinter in a cold greenhouse,  by then they are big plants and there is less chance of slug damage.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 10:14

Thank you Marion for the info on the Secret Gardening Club, I have just bought three Shasta Daisy plants.

I don't think I would pay the £72.00 per year though to join.


Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 14:15

Good luck with that one Gardeninglily, this is T &M here you know.


Discussions started by Lyn

Seed ID please

Any ideas 
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Hosta and Lyns day out

A trip around Rosemoor 
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Insect ID please

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Seed head ID Please

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How pretty!

Flowers in motion 
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Photos from ipad

Made a discovery 
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Shrub ID please

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Paul's Hymalayan Musk rambler

How to prune. 
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ID. Please

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Ulrasonic pest scarer

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New ipad

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Seed swap

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ID on giant wasp

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Mirabilis Longiflora

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