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Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 09:56

KG thank you for that lovely post, I am very lucky to still have my parents at my age, and even luckier that they allowed us to build this lovely big extension onto their bungalow. 

Dad use to keep the garden lovely, but it had gone to rack and ruin really, all he could do was keep the grass cut with a ride on. 

So we have all benifited by this move. Them having us living close and me getting a dream garden to do absolutely what I like .

Please dont rush with the cuttings, as you say, no hurry to plant them.

bekkie, Her garden is small, the front bit, so maybe 2 just in case one dies.

I am posting some campanula out today so will dig the geranium root up as well.


Plant ID - post questions for GW Magazine

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 09:21
David Hurrion wrote (see)

Hello Lyn

This looks like a Russian gaillardia to me. They aren't widely grown or available in the UK. Where did you get your plant?

David Hurrion

Deputy Editor, Gardeners' World Magazine 

I am not sure about that pom pom type flower being gailardia, they were just a packet of free seeds from a mag, I have lots of them, red orange and yellow, I assumed they were an annual. 

They havent got that silvery foliage like gailardia.

sambucus black lace cutting back? confusing advice

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 09:04

Will they still flower if you cut them hard in the winter or spring, or do you lose that years flowers?

Plant ID - post questions for GW Magazine

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 12:09

Can't remember what this is, could it be a Zinnia, they are in all different colours.


Subscription offer

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 09:35

If you shop at Tesco you can get the whole year for £14.00 in vouchers.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 23:02

Bekkie, my daughter has a sea side type front garden, you know, all chippings. and plants poking through, She would love a little yucca plant if you still have one left, I have lost track of who is sending what to where or to who, !!

Yes you are right about my parents, I think that because they both came from very poor areas they didnt eat any junk foods, never sweets or fry ups, my mum still has all her own teeth, never been to a dentist, dad hasnt any teeth, that makes it difficult for me as I sometimes gave to cook two meals because he cant eat what we have, he didnt want false ones as he didnt think he would live long enough to get the use out of them!  that was about 15 yrs ago they are both real characters, I could write a book about their lives.

Pond Profile

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 19:05

Mines just in the grass, need more rain and the edges tweaked, the liner smoothed  and it's done! It's 5 x 3.5  mts. right to the edges.


What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 18:28

Thanks Art, I have a few more in the garden, not bad just for a packet of seeds.

my white swan is nowhere near ready to flower. Lots of show from the pink ones though. That may be my star later on.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 14:53

These would have been nice but I didn't stake them and they snapped in the wind. Rudbeckia.


Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 13:48


Thank you Bekkie, I am carer for both my parents, dads 90 mums 86, the trouble is they won't say what is wrong until the very last minute, by then major surgery is involved.

she is getting a lot better and gets their breakfast now, so that's a help.

my daughter came up on Saturday, and being very efficient and organised, (unlike me!) she made a plan of the horseshoe shaped border marking down everything in there and where to move what in the Autumn. 

She will come and help me with this, so that will be good.

i am aiming for mostly perennials, just in case I don't have the time next year. The geraniums and geums  sent to me will be good. I can just do a few annuals to fill gaps.

this year, it I has gone mad, I suppose the wet Spring brought everything on. The montbretia has definitely got to be thinned out, it's a bit of a thug but I love its bright orange flowers and there is always a bee in there.

the new long border is mostly perennials, I have lots more aquilegia seeds germinated, also put in some more Canterbury bells, foxgloves, lupins and delphiniums seeds for the following year.

you have to plan ahead with biennials.

i really must not dig anymore borders or beds, I just love it so. 

Enough waffling, I have just found this post , unposted, I did it this morning!!, 

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