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Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 13:44

Hi Perki,

i would like the Canterbury bells if you have them left and any trailing petunia.

i will be putting mine on shortly so hopefully I can return some to you.

i will pm my address a bit later, tied up at the moment (not literally!)


I've got a new butterfly

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 09:12

How lovely, it seems to be the year of the butterfly, we have loads on the buddlia and other flowers, we do have an enormous patch of nettles and brambles that just get left every year, so I suppose they breed, but I have never seen then in that wild patch, maybe they are discreet breeders.


Hellebore Leaves Problem

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 09:01

Me too.thank you for info.

Hellebore Leaves Problem

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 08:58

Thanks verdun, I have white ones out in flower now, maybe that's because I grew them from seeds. I hope they flower again in the winter, maybe cut these flowers off?

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 08:52

Mine are very basic Bekkie, I usually use envelopes from junk mail.

whatever I use it's recycled, I can't stand waste.

the seeds have gone soggy outside, that's a shame, but we must get some more dry days, Summer can't be over already.

i didn't get round to planting up my tubs and baskets till July, due to my mum being ill and needing a lot of attention when she came home from hospital, so they have been a pretty poor show this year. I am going to put this year out of my mind and have started cuttings and seeds for next year.

the campanulas are rooting well, so I hopefully will post out to all who requested, next week.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 01:16

Hows the seed collections going, just bumping up the thread.

Hellebore Leaves Problem

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 00:18

Thanks Verdun, so us in the West Country can cut them off in say November, my daughter in St Austell always complains of tatty leaves by then


Posted: 11/08/2014 at 19:06

Hollie, I have them under the greenhouse bench and leave the window open all night.

i don't use rooting powder, but I think a lot of people do, I have tried both ways, no difference, 

I prefer to do my fuchsia cuttings in water, that way you can put 3/4 in a little pot and see they root before planting up, saves space time and compost.

i use the little pots that you get vitamins in. Or little yog pots.

i did Bowles mauve and salvia hot lips last year, this year I am doing some penstemons as well. 

Please help, have I caused irreversible damage and if so what can I do?

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 18:59

You can leave that for ten years and it will look the same!

i have thick privet hedge, put in in 2012, I kept picking out the tops and have just given it it's first real cut with shears, it was 6ft, now down to 3 but next Spring it will be 6ft again. 

I also planted a laurel hedge, same as privet, grows nice and thick if you keep the tops pinched out. Both evergreen and low maintenance, if you have anything that flowers you will need to sweep up the petals, or dead head.  

I can show you photos if you like.

Create a feature using top soil

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 18:43

When we did ours we had to dig 5ft down on the high end, but being fortunate enough to back onto fields, we made a bank with it.

only the top 6inches or so is top soil then there was grass in, so on a project that big we just didn't think it was worth the bother to try to save it. Here are a couple of photos.



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