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Identify plants

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 22:06

I think it is a Buddleia too.   Are the stems woody?  if yes then probably a Buddleia.  If soft then a Penstemon.


Posted: 28/06/2012 at 22:56

Hi Tim, thanks for the info and the swimming ponds look great but my idea is to cut down on work not to create more.   What I was hoping to do was chuck in a load of bricks, stones etc and then some water lilies to create shade, add a few oxygenators and hope for the best.  I thought I might add a filter but not like the one we use for swimming.   I don't know what to do but I would like to get rid of the swimming pool.


Posted: 20/06/2012 at 22:35

Hi all, not sure which topic heading to use for this question but here goes. Do you think it is feasible to turn a swimming pool into a wild life pool?   Has anyone done this?  With what success please? 

Feathers in Compost?

Posted: 20/06/2012 at 22:14

I make a sort of (rather smelly) tea from nettles , i spray it on everything as a preventative for insects and fungi and pour it on the roots as a  fertiliser.  I get good crops of fruit and veg.  but I still get black spot on roses and some years whitefly is a dreadful problem.

decorative pots

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 17:52

Hi Blairs, does the goldcrest cypress have a Latin name Please?   I don't think i will find it under that name in France. What a clever lot you are, so many good ideas so here is another question:- I have a very large clump of day lily (hemoarcallis- maybe?) it has orange flowers, how can I divide it and when please?

Feathers in Compost?

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 13:07

P.S.  sorry I forgot to add that I soak the feathers in rain water for an hour or 2 before I add them to the heap.  It stops them from blowing about and starts the rotting process more quickly.

Feathers in Compost?

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 13:04

I have always found that feathers compost very quickly and I have persuaded my husband to visit the compost bin once a week to "water" it and i do think it makes a difference.

decorative pots

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 22:39

We are a bit far from a B&Q but next time I'm in a garden centre I will look for trailing plants but I quite like the Thuja idea too as it will look good all year round.  I already have a pot of bamboo on the patio.  It's the one with black stems and it does look good against the yellow wall.  Thanks for the ideas folks.

decorative pots

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 23:20

Hi all , I have been given a large pot for my patio.  What can you reccomend to plant in it.   It is 18" tall and on the bottom is stamped 75 litres which I assume is what it holds .  It is black and made from something that resembles terracotta but won't be damaged by frost. My patio faces South East so it is full sun until 4pm.   I used to have a lot of pots but started to cut them down because of the watering but I have been given this pot by a friend who is a frequent visitor so I can't just stick it somewhere and forget it.  What shall i put in it, Help please.


Posted: 19/02/2012 at 23:03

Thanks for the information Jeffd.

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