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Phuopsis stylosa aka Crosswort

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 13:39

I like the smell, it's a bit like crown imperial bulbs and foxes. 

A bit invasive, best not in a rockery where the roots can hide under  stones.

Bees like it

It's my birthday

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 07:23

Thanks all. much appreciated

Soil. How good does it need to be, really?

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 19:03

No, go with what you've got. If we sieved all the bits out of our garden the whole thing would sink by several feet. 

A lot depends on what you want to achieve but something desirable will grow in whatever you have. You can always enrich pockets for anything that can't cope. I'm a great believer in planting to suit what you have rather than struggling to grow what doesn't want to grow

Laurel under attack

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 18:37

They won't be around much longer and may not choose that shrub next year. I had that with a pollarded willow last year around late siummer but that was covered with aphids and sticky stuff. They're not on it this year.

Bird box where bees had been all summer....

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 18:24

fascinating, maybe I should open ours. But I probably wouldn't get them back together

Laurel under attack

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 18:19

Bug lover, that's me. Leave them alone and they'll leave you alone .

Laurel under attack

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 16:58

Are there aphids on the chosen laurel?


Indelable marker pens for real?

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 13:52

Mine is by Stabilo, Write-4-all. Writes on most things and doesn't come off

Plant ID Please

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 09:57

I bet they're not hardy. Are they worth protected space?


Plant ID Please

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 09:14

they don't look as interesting as the flytraps would have been

Discussions started by nutcutlet

coppicing the hazels

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How long for ground elder to die from starvation and dehydration

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Hydrangea cuttings on behalf of Bruce Weston

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Last Post: 22/09/2015 at 10:39

Have I killed my bearded irises?

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Last Post: 20/09/2015 at 20:53

not water mint

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Last Post: 17/09/2015 at 20:18

Forum trip to Kathy Brown's garden near Bedford

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Last Post: 23/09/2015 at 15:19

Today's trip

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Last Post: 04/09/2015 at 09:59

ID please

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Last Post: 01/09/2015 at 00:00

calling the forum cooks

cheese scones 
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Elgood's Brewery garden

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Ammi majus

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Bats in the belfry

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How to reduce biodiversity

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