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Plant support

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 23:55

I would never throw any of my gardening books out!

I am sure plenty of people on here can think for themselves and keep their books.


Posted: 24/11/2014 at 17:44

Thank you Edd, very good facts about the wasps. They are the best creature I have seen for eating greenfly, I watched one on a pepper plant, quickly devoured the lot.

Lily-of-the-valley where do you grow yours?

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 17:32

I keep mine in pots, I can control the slug population better in there, as soon as they poke through the soil, they get chewed back.


Posted: 24/11/2014 at 11:21

There is a lot of activity around our wasp nest at the moment, do the queens throw the males out, they seem to be flying in and out all the time?

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 11:22

Would anyone have seeds from Mulhy grass seeds pink please

What do you have left to do in the garden this year?

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 11:13

Loads! In fact my other half has just said sh*t loads!

To cut everything down, or leave.

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 11:09

I am very fortunate to live in the country, its just fields and hedges in all directions as far as the eye can see, no houses, nothing! Therefore I feel I can do what I like in my garden, if the wildlife need somewhere to over winter, there is miles of it out there,  i cut mine down, however, having said that, I dont constantly spray my roses like Mike does, and do want to encourage ladybirds and lace wings to clear the greenfly off my roses.

I cant see much point in trying to save the wildlife and using sprays.

Fragrant tree

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 10:58

Love the smell of the farm, you will get used to it. You could carry a posy like they did years ago.

 That would have to be some strong smelling tree to mask cow muck.


Posted: 23/11/2014 at 10:55

Be careful what you wish for, I have a big garden and at the moment not coping at all well, very far behind! Anyone want it???

Giant Echium (echium pininana)

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 11:22


I have seeds from this Echium, its the lilac spikes on the right of this photo, the colour is actually pink, they self seed everywhere and are really easy to grow from seeds. You need a big space for them the base leaves are about 3ft or more across, the spikes are like tree trunks a good 2/3 inches diameter.

I have plent of seeds if anyone wants them. Sow in the Spring. Plant out in September for flowering the following year, and mine flowered 2 years.

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