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Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 10:12

Those are two of my most hated places here, won't catch me in either. Twice I have been to Exeter and caught up in bomb scares and Barnstables a nightmare.

i have ready:



Meadow Sweet

White Aquilegia

White Aconitum (saving some for Hostafan)

Dark blue tall Aquilegia

Yellow tall Aquilegia

and the unopened packets I mentioned before.

calling the forum cooks

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 10:04

I hope we see some photos of the scones

Help needed please with laurel hedge issues...

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 09:58

The advise I would give, as I always do, is cut those bushes down by at least half, that thin wispy growth is no good at all, if you want a hedge, growing right from the ground you have to cut then back, taking tops off will not work. Those around the front, bordering the road will have to be cut down as far as that little light green shrub on the corner. If you look at the start of this thread you will see by Befuddleds trees.

unless you want it like that of course.

i can't believe people are paying this price for Laurel, you would be far better off buying these plants at 2 ft tall and just pinching the top 2inches out, 

Camera Corner

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 09:48

I bought a very cheap macro lens for my iPad, just to try, only about 5.00,

the top pic is a Cosmos, the second a tiny flower from a Pelagonium head.

i may now buy a better quality one. 

Water Butts STINK!

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 09:31

Thanks for the tip, sounds good.

Happy Marion's Birthday today!

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 09:30

Just put my greeting on the It's my Birthday Thread

It's my birthday

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 09:28

Happy Birthday Marion, hope you have a lovely day.x 

calling the forum cooks

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 16:36

As I said Nut, early start for you, how many are you going to make.

Shrub ID please

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 16:32

It doesn't look quite like Google pics, they seem to have a trumpet shaped flower.heres some close ups to compare yours, if yours is in flower now.

this one seem to flower for ages and the birds love it as it's very thick and protective in the winter.

 This is the buds.

 The flowers have stamens and other curly bits in the middle.

Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin'

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 15:41

 This one is about the same age, I don't think you could murder it, I am constantly chopping bits off. It was cut right back in the Spring, it's covering the shed again. If it grabs me I chop it.

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How pretty!

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anyone have one of these?

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