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Watching Seedlings Grow 2017

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 18:05

try Chiltern seeds Sandra.

But these are best sowed for a winter chill and if you ask on the seed swap thread this summer someone will have some

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 17:58

Bit fed up with chain saws and shredders for this year GD. We thought we'd finished til Doris rolled in.

It goes straight on the garden somewhere.

 I just want to get digging and planting. I've got a shrub budget to spend

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 17:07

shredded the remains of a conifer that Doris took out. Not proper gardening

Could anyone identify this shrub?

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 16:59

Hi Lydiaann. If there's another 'start a new thread' button at the bottom, use that.

Could anyone identify this shrub?

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 16:33

Don't trim it to a shape, cut out some of the older stems to the base and leave the rest to grow naturally, then you'll get flowers. But it's not a neat shrub, it's a tangled mass that has yellow flowers in winter when you need something to cheer you up. 

Could anyone identify this shrub?

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 16:05

Jasminum nudiflorum, Winter Jasmine. At it's best trained against a wall or falling down a bank and allowed to grow long shoots

. It doesn't flower well or look good given a short back and sides. If you want something to clip to a shape you'd be better off choosing a different shrub,

Last edited: 04 March 2017 16:06:29


Posted: 04/03/2017 at 10:18

The list is endless 


Posted: 04/03/2017 at 10:13

there are so many 'wisdoms' passed down through the gardening ages. Many are totally untrue.

This is probably of them.

See also; 'You can't move paeonies' and 'wild flowers need poor soil'


Posted: 04/03/2017 at 09:13

They're said to remove nutrients from the soil as they break down. It's probably true but in practice the moisture retention and weed control outweighs that. and you could always add nutrients. ( I don't)


Posted: 04/03/2017 at 08:13

I spread them round as soon as I create them (or as soon as I get round to it). I put them round shrubs

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ID problem need a photo of niger plant

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something I don't think I planted

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wot dunnit

Damage to my persicaria 
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Calling Bensmith412

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I've been to Barnsdale today

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I think it's some sort of geranium

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fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

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a couple of oddities

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the perils of plant ID

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yet another clematis question

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feeding the birds

is it good? 
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for Guernsey Donkey 
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what dunnit?

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might be ricinus

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