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Latest posts by Lyn

ground cover

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 21:02
I picked up some roots of a beautiful silver/green leafed ground cover plant in a churchyard I was working in last month.
I have looked it up in the book and it's called Lamiastrum galeobdolon Variegated. It was growing in full sun in one place and under trees somewhere else.
The silver on the leaves was shining brilliantly. It's probably quite evasive but if you can keep it in check, it would be lovely.

Winter wonders

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 18:37
That's it Marion, I just couldn't think of the right word
Rocks is something I have plenty off, we have build a dry stone wall with what's been dug out of the garden so far, and I have only just started the garden

Veg beds at front - how to make them attractive

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 18:18
Not sure you can put pic on via i phone, you can't with iPad and I can't with android. I think you need the tool bar and you don't get that on mobile devises.
I am sure someone will correct me if I am wrong.

Forum names

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 16:13

No not at all Frank, I bet you were a whizz on the dance floor, gave them GI's a run for their money! which palais did you frequent?

Need a Plant...

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 14:57

Are yours flowering yet Caz, no sign of mine yet. Lots of green no flowers.

Winter wonders

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 14:54

few things that are flowering now, its good what you can see when you really look.

Is this aramis?

aubretia, grown from seeds last year

pretty daff.

 Pulmonaria just coming into bloom

 primula, still struggling up but getting there.


Bulls eye geranium, in the conservatory


japanese anemones

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 14:29

Thanks flowering rose, at the moment the ground is frozen, maybe at the weekend.

japanese anemones

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 14:19

I have saved more than I had hoped for, just had a walk about!

Delphiniums, lupins, erygium, honesty, alliums, some big thing begining with Z, ? something like a lily, (or maybe is a lily). Sambuca, geranium been there all winter so must  be evergreen, few more things, hebe, euonymous etc.

what I have lost though, is the big tall echiums, I couldnt keep the fleece on them in the wind and they are black and bent over. Shame, I was looking forward to seeing them, they are like palm trees!

I am going to try moving some bits of the japanese anemone, maybe a bit later, not sure really when to try it.




postal offer

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 13:51

Beautiful Marion, they really are a good all rounder, once you have them, you have them forever, well worth the money. Mine flowered right up to first frosts, and the greenery is still there now.

I have never tried cuttings, you say do them in about May/June then?

TIPS ........

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 13:46

My tip: We have all tried eggs shells as a slug deterrent, save the shells and pop them in the oven, just on the shelf, next time you bake, they come out even more spiteful and crunchy and a lot less messy to scrunch up.

I use the knee pads, keeps your knees dry as well as comfortable.

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