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Posted: 15/09/2015 at 18:41

Are you hoping to ever winter that one Ref?

You can buy some fantastic seeds, nice open ones just what the bees like, they will be true to the picture.

Hosta, you been nipping again, my dad was a shocker for that, wherever he went he would come out with cuttings and seed heads, my mum used to be having kittens if they went out for a day.

The only thing I have brought home was a seed head from the Eden Projeat from a yellow aquilegia.

We have stuff here from every garden in the South East and West, the docs surgery car park, the hospital, various supermarket car parks. He used to scare me, I told him we would be banned!! 

Plant ID please

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 18:29

Could it be a Potentilla? Prob not but it looks like some I have.


Posted: 15/09/2015 at 18:24

I always said I wouldn't read from a kindle, but once I got into it, I love it, I can turn the paper to black with white writing, then dim the whole thing, marvelous for reading in bed and not disturbing OH with light on and flicking pages.

Runny, have you read any books by Michael Jecks? 

Hosta, you can't keep having holidays, what will I do when I want something, or will you take internet with you.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 16:39

Heliotrope grow very easily from seeds.

chicky, did you grow your Amaranthus from seed, I have bought a packet but never tried them before?

Verbena bonanseris cuttings - can they go out into the border?

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 16:35

I would do more than pinch back, I would cut down to six inches, or half what they are now. I only keep seedlings in over winter, all others go out.

Strange crinodendron friut?

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 16:33

We have two huge ones here, dad grew from seeds, swiped off some one else's plant!


Dead leylandii

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 12:20

Sit on a bench must be joking

but yes the patio faces that way and I have had the odd cup of coffee sitting there, then you see something needing attention and up again.

3 things..

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 12:16

I can't grow them outside where I live so they are in 10" pots in the greenhouse, if you grow them in the ground watch out for slugs.

i don't like those strawberry planters myself as the plant needs a big growing space to reach full potential, and if you think of the amount of plants to compost you have to decide if it's enough.

growers will plant them 18" apart in even wider rows, but it's down to you and what you want to get out of a plant, the more space, the better the crop.



Posted: 15/09/2015 at 12:11

There is something you can do in preparation for next year

Either buy or make a frame to fit you veg patch and buy some very very close mesh netting, I bought mine on Amazon but you can get scaffolding netting, make sure the cover goes right down to the ground as the butterflies will find the smallest gap.

Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 09:59

Thats  the pleasure of gardening Graham and not everyone can afford to just throw away and buy new every year. 

No need to just hope they will be ok, they will be ok.

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