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Gardeners' Question Time

Posted: 20/09/2012 at 13:25

I listen to GQT via iPlayer when I'm cooking/ eating my lunch during the week as I'm rarely around when it's actually on the radio.

When I was at work though, I'd always try and time my lunch /tea break so that I could sit and listen to it on my phone. Antisocial- yes. Worth it? Yes.

The good thing I find when listening to it on iPlayer is that when one of the panel mentions a name of something intersting, or gives some detailed advice, I can stop it, go back and listen to it again and again and again, until I've managed to get it written down.

Unidentified plant with seeds at Holehird, Cumbria

Posted: 11/09/2012 at 21:06

I've just google Cardiocrinum giganteum and it makes me wish I'd visited earlier in the year! Thank you both for your help.

Passion Flower

Posted: 11/09/2012 at 20:28

I have three sperate small plants, 2 blue and one purple, planted in the same tub. This means I usually have a couple of flowers open at one time.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 11/09/2012 at 19:24

Sunshine and showers here in north Cumbria, with persistent rain last night, so plenty of soggy soil. It's been really quite chilly out today, think we may just light the fire tonight.

Unidentified plant with seeds at Holehird, Cumbria

Posted: 11/09/2012 at 18:45

I estimate it to have been between 7 and 8 feet tall (between 2 and 2.5 metres). Though that is a rough estimation...

Unidentified plant with seeds at Holehird, Cumbria

Posted: 11/09/2012 at 01:02

While walking around Holehird Gardens on Sunday I came across these two humongous plants, with humongous seeds. Now, one of the many things I love about Holehird is that every plant is labeled and really clearly labeled, everything apart from these (as far as I could see).

Does anyone have any idea what they are? They were in an area that was mainly planted with Primulas...

 I'd love to know what they are, as they just look so exotic and alien.

*edited to add, the label that you can see says 'Primula poissonii' and I definitely don't think it's one of those.

A few snow shots taken in the garden

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 21:34
That is brilliant!


Posted: 13/04/2012 at 10:26

These aren't brilliant photos, but at least they might give you an idea of what to look for in terms of leaves.



Posted: 12/04/2012 at 19:08

 Hi Silvo, This is a photo of the Monkshood (Aconitum napellus) that was in my garden, I loved this plant and so did the bees, but due to having puppies in the garden, I decided I'd better remove it as they have a tendancy to chew anything and everything.

If it's anything like mine was, it probably will be growing well away by now. All I did  was dig a good area around the base, and then leaver it out with a fork. Just make sure you wear gloves when you're handling it, as it is very poisonous. But as long as you get all the roots out I don't think it'll come back again. I've not had any seedlings appear from mine yet. Have a look here for more info about it and a good photo of the leaves.

Garden Sculpture

Posted: 07/04/2012 at 21:37
Well I'd happily have either one in my garden, thank you for sharing them with us.
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