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whats gong on?

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 10:36

Not strange, later summer flowering clematis should be cut in Feb, and Feb/March for roses, unless its a Rambler, I cut that back straight after flowering.

If its an early flowering clematis you may have cut off the growth that will have next years flowers.

Sparrowhawk dilemma

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 09:10

Well said, Welshonion. Its the same down here in Devon and Cornwall. Acres and acres of well managed farmland and hedgerows. Perhaps that is why we have all the birds, wasps bees etc.

Someone once wrote, and I cant remember who it was now, that the only true 'Greeny' was a dead one.

Once you have children you've buggered up the planet, it can only spread from there. Of course we need farms to grow crops, for feed or for us. And in big amounts, not just the odd back yard farming, it has to be. Maybe it would be better to import everything, I dont know.

If you look on google earth there are still many many acres of green land, I cant see anything but from here. So the wildlife is moving around, as long as it survives does it matter where it lives. 

You will see plenty here and in Wales, by the sounds of it from WO. My friend in Scotland is always telling me of the wildlife she sees when out for walks.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 23:57

Matty, I have your email and will reply but dont just want to send a quicky, I will write soon.

You are welcome to the seeds I still have lots.

Will send soon Susan and I will remember the plants Justin.

I actually missed the postman today but the seeds will be with you all on Friday.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 12:34

Seeds ready for posting tomorrow to Justin, Bekkie and Fishy.

I will have lots of Verbena Bon plants next Spring, if anyone wants to bear it in mind.

garden problem

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 10:01

Have you done something wrong Joyce?, it looks very easily manageable now.

You could buy a couple of boxes of annuals in the spring to brighten the borders, or maybe some heathers or those little variegated Euonymus to get some colour.

It would look nice if you could get a cover for your clothes line, always better folded than open, I think. 

apart from that, lovely! Oh, maybe someone could finish painting the bottom fence for you.


Posted: 17/11/2014 at 09:53

Its a good idea to lay a sheet of the weed suppressing fabric down, cut little slots for the plants, keeps them clean and you can pop a few slug pellets underneath so not to upset any other creatures, if you don't, they will eat your strawberries quicker than you can.

Fuchsia identification

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 09:49

Top one may be Display, 2nd one Paula Jane, she always wears her skirts shorter! is the colour more  like this?


Over Wintering Dahlias

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 21:40



 there is a good link here... 

I am leaving most of mine in the ground this year, Piling on a big load of compost on top. The ones I left in last year were fine, I have too many to dig out, then theres the space to start them off. I have taken seeds as a precaution. When I did dig them up, this is how I did it.

Potted Climber for a Shady Wall

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 20:46

If you get a big pot and feed and water well,you can grow climbing hydrangea

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 18:44
Lyn wrote (see)

I have harvested loads of those pale ice blue delphs, also Helenium (I have never grown these from my own seeds though).

Still got most of these, any takers for Spring sowing.


Small pale blue scabious.          Cerinthe            Borage.         Dk blue delphiniums

White delphiniums                     Aquilegia..Pink      white          Dk blue    yellow

Foxgloves white..                       white/ red spots in throat.       Apricot

Stachys (lambs ears)                Lychnis coronaria                    Dianthus deltoides

Tall pink echium                        White cornflower                     White campion. 

Godetia                                     Nigella


my seeds from packets, most freebies from mag

Amaranthus Josephs coat

Aster Ostrich feather

Antirrhinum cheerio mixed

Aquilegia Yellow Bonnet

Bellis Large flower mixed

Calendula Balls improved orange opened but will be good

Cleome Rose Queen

  "    "     Helen Campbell White


Cornflower blue

      "       "   White

Cosmos Double click Snow Puff

  "           "             "Mixed colours

Cosmos Purity

Cosmos sensation mixed

Forget me not Blue Ball

Golden Berry Cape gooseberry

Gypsophila Elegans

Honesty MIxed

Lavatera silver cup

Mesembryanthemum Lunette

   "                "            Sparkles mixed

Morning glory Carnevale di venezia

Nigella mixed

Petunia Nana Compacta

Poppy ladybird

Poppy Fruit Punch

Sunflower F1 Full Sun (name not instructions)

Sweet Rocket

Verbena bonariensis






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