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Monty Don

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 22:47

I think you might have to mention the manufacturer of a piece of equipment, to get paid for it

Cobaea Vine

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 21:06

I've never got one going early enough to get to seed before the end of the season

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 21:04

We had a great time Panda, would have been even better with you there as well

 

Winter

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 21:00

You need shrubs Wills. Perennials grow tall but not for long

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 20:51

Yes, Topbird. But we didn't get round to the bookshop so all purchases were edible

On the way home it wasn't raining but there'd obviously been a recent downpour from Ely all the way to Peterborough

bags for composting

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 20:43

If they're free it must be worth a try. That's a very good price

Winter

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 20:37

Structure is good in winter, a few evergreens, a bit of bright variegation maybe, a holly or euonymus. Not too much evergreen though or you wont have space for the snowdrops etc.

Snowdrops are best bought green in spring, not dry in packets now, cheaper and they won't die on you.

Winter

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 20:19

Yes, you can blame me Wills. I can take it. 

Winter isn't a time for bright coloured perennials. There are gardens open through the year, Natianal Trust , RHS  and a few NGS, go and have a look at what's impressive. It won't be a few worn out left overs from summer.. It will be bark, stems, dried grasses and seed heads and winter flowering shrubs. And then the bulbs start.

I forgot to mention Cyclamen coum previously, tiny but delightful in mid winter

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 20:08

That was great. No rain at all, these forecasters are just pessimists. Good company and a great garden. There may be photos of us on the stepping stones across a pond but I forgot to take my camera. (again)

Winter

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 20:01

Echinacea doesn't sound like a winter plant but I don't know the cultivar you mention.

The winter flowering viburnums, farreri, x bodnantense etc have a lovely scent also the winter flowering honeysuckles, Lonicera x purpusii and fragrantissima. And sarcococcas.

Snowdrops, Cyclamen coum and some of the crocuses are away very early in the new year as are some of the pulmonarias

Discussions started by nutcutlet

Moth of the day

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Colchicums

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West Acre

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What pollinates Molly the Witch

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How hardy are my plants

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Hummingbird Hawkmoth

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Just look at this seed head

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I've cleaned out my greenhouse

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I've got a new butterfly

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Oddity

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Knowing when to stop

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Blackbirds in the mower shed

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Agapanthus

when shall I put it back in the garden 
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bee success

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should be an arisaema

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