philippa smith2

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What are these plants lacking?

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 16:11

As Dave says, it looks very much like common Laurel.......once established, it rarely suffers from problems IMO

Gardening Crafters

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 15:56

Doghouse..........get off the electric piano right this minute and get back to your easel

I'd be more than proud if I'd produced that painting

Gardening Crafters

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 15:48

Pat E........I have sent you a PM detailing the Bottle Gourd processing.

Erm........I'm assuming you can receive PM's since the change ?

My flowers ..

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 09:38

Some really beautiful flowers on here certainly take some cracking photos.....well done you .

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 19:25

That's very sad DD...........I'd be careful of your legal standing re your property. You will know about the French system but don't jump too quickly without some good sound advice.  It's not always as easy as folk think.

Very best wishes to you

Forum changes now live

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 19:10

At least that dreadful "Babies R Us" ad has now  disappeared.  Was there ever a more unattractive ad than that ?

Passiflora edulis

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 19:07

Thanks Ladybird 

Is yours the P edulis or one of the many other varieties ?  

I've grown several of them but this is the first time with edulis..........I now have the fruit but will I be able to ripen and eat them here in the UK ?

Any other growers out there ?

My flowers ..

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 18:11


Interestingly enough last year I couldn't stop it must have gone from May until November......and didn't die down as it usually does.  Took the secateurs to it eventually

Started with a cutting from Dunster Castle ( Minehead ) some 15 years and/or it's cuttings spent time in both France and Spain where it tended to retire for the winter.  Back to it's home in Somerset and it is thrilled to bits and does exceptionally well.  I shall need to look up Debretts for a suitable title ... he deserves one I reckon 

Passiflora edulis

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 17:47

I'm wondering if anyone here in the UK has managed to grow and successfully ripen Passion fruit ?

I have an 18 month old plant in my G/H (un heated ) and have approx 6 fruits visible with more to come.

Grown originally as an experiment to see if they would shade my G/H in summer.......had hoped for fruit but wasn't really expecting any.

Realise they will need a long season but curious to know if anyone has managed it ?


Gardening Crafters

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 16:08

Can't compete with the knitting I'm afraid but I enjoyed growing, drying and decorating these Bottle Gourds.

Discussions started by philippa smith2

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Anyone successfully growing this ? 
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