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verbena bonariensis

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 22:00

I have done both, doesnt seem to make any difference. If they flowered last year, you may find you have thousands of little plants come up, but not until April or May. You can them plant these wherever you want new plants.


Posted: 07/02/2016 at 21:57
nutcutlet wrote (see)

Is the going rate £1 per thread or £1 per posting Hosta?

Not sure Nut but he has offered to take me to Wyvale tomorrow 

Elderflower Bush

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 16:28

These would be good, in fact I think I am going to order them for myself. My tree is so old it's hardly flowering now and it's gone brittle. Time to replace. 

Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 16:15

Harriers, could I have the carrots and the annual lupins please.

will pm my address.


Posted: 07/02/2016 at 16:08

Better put a cushion on it, you may be there for some time. 

Plant care

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 16:05

I don't cut my hydrangea back until mid March at least. the only year I pruned early, the March frost got the tips and I had to prune again.

Wildlife pond management

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 10:39

As the liner has several rips in it, I think your only option is to pull it all out and replace with a new one, perhaps you can make it a bit bigger while your at it. 

If you take the muck out, very carefully you will see the newts and frogs,  but if it were me, I would leave it as it is for now and have a good go in the later part of the summer holidays, by then there will only be snails and other tiny creatures which can crawl back in. You can collect as many as can see and keep in a bucket.


Posted: 07/02/2016 at 10:31

Oh yes, definitely KEFs thread. Forgot that for a moment.


Growing from seed for beginners...

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 10:29

Sparkles, you can ask about only one packet of seeds and you will get at least 20 different answers on here. It's all trial and error when you start.

if you want a garden planted up for flowering this year, you may end up buying a few annual plants. Not sure Passion flower will reach a trellis this year. 

your geraniums wil grow quickly, not sure they will flower this year.

i sow a couple of pinches of each seed in a rice or yoghurt pot, that way you can sow a hundred different varieties and have just a few of each. What you don't want to do is grow the whole packet and have 200 of one type. 

you could put a request for plants on the seed swap, someone may have some roots to send you. They will definitely flower this year. Most people are happy to swap or share, for 2.80  you can send a big box of plants.


Posted: 07/02/2016 at 10:19

We definitely are showing no abuse to Nora, but the different people interpret abuse in different ways. I could tell you about abuse! 

Anyway, back on track..I still can't see how ' my perfumed Bristol garden' , by Nora is going to work. As I said before, we purposely look for David's sweet pea thread, I think it needs to have his name on it. 


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