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Lupin suggestions please

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 17:31

My soil is very acid, on the edge of Dartmoor and the lupins are fantasic on this soil. 

But yes, you can save the seeds when they are black and rattle in the pods. I think maybe its a bit late to sow them, maybe in the Spring.

See what others say. They will be very small plants by the winter and will need lots of care.

Please confirm these are greens of some type...

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 17:27

Is ragwort ok for hens? Welsh didnt think so.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 14:01

No probs SGL. The slugs just love the Glomerata, take care

Big thank you to Perki, my seeds arrived today. 

I will list some soon, hopefully I can send something to you.

If anyone else asked me for anything and I have forgot, please chase me, never quite sure if I am coming or going.


Posted: 14/08/2014 at 21:55

Hi SGL,  i have posted your campanula today  

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.

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