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CAn anyone name this plant for me please

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 15:36

I moved a large A Mollis which had been planted many years ago at the base of a south facing stone wall and never flowered.

Now in a north facing bed under a Willow tree and plenty of impressive flower spikes

Fidget is right tho...........despite thinking I had got the whole lot, I still have several shooting up in the original site.  Some plants just can't take a hint 

Cats causing problems

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 15:11

Dove's advice is spot on.   I made that mistake many years ago when I was plagued by my neighbour's 8 cats.

Not only did the cats crap on the netting but a young Bluetit got entangled.  Luckily I was there to rescue it (none the worse for the experience thank goodness) but I never used netting after that......too risky.

Where's Mike?

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 15:05

 Mike........nothing to do with motor cycles but just a mentioned that the heat is really draining you during this hot weather. 

Why not make yourself some Gazpacho ?  It's not only delicious but also good for you and very, very cooling.  You can make enough to keep in the fridge for a few days and treat yourself to a drink  throughout the day 

Friend or Foe

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 13:59

I'd go with Cyperus too............mine live in the pond all year round and provide cover for frogs and newts 

What's eating my sweet pots?

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 13:50


What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 10:25

OL.......I find the Dendrobiums one of the easiest to grow.  I've had the white for years and this year bought a pink one...........look good together and the scent is fantastic of course

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 20:02

AJ........think it may be time to invest in a new computer. 

Ouse.........of course, forgetting where you live.......I get used to seeing polythened error...........but I still like that Campsis

Future planting

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 19:44

Spring Greens

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 19:37

Artjac........your Campsis looks absolutely lovely.  I can never enlarge any pics on here but in this particular instance, it is a bonus rather than a pain as you appear to be living alongside the Amazon River ........maybe polythened crops in reality ?  but I prefer my interpretation

Horticultural Films

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 19:13 just jerked my brain  4 Weedings and a Funeral.

Discussions started by philippa smith2

Mangetout varieties

Any recommendations please ? 
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Last Post: 16/07/2014 at 18:35

Sweet potato

Slips or Plugs ? 
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Last Post: 11/07/2014 at 08:54

Plant names...not Latin or common but those named after people

Who is your plant named after ? 
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Last Post: 06/07/2014 at 21:27

Lost garden tools

Not stolen..........just hiding !! 
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Last Post: 19/06/2014 at 21:10

Glyphosate killer in various forms

Effect on surrounding planting ? 
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Last Post: 16/06/2014 at 08:05

Perennial evergreen Grass

What variety ? 
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Last Post: 18/06/2014 at 17:00


Sulphate of Potash feed 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 20:33

Nicandra physalodes (Shoofly or Apple of Peru)

Leaf variegation 
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Last Post: 11/06/2014 at 08:16

Grass snake

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Last Post: 13/07/2014 at 19:26 and then

How things change 
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Last Post: 24/05/2014 at 12:13

Cuckoo Spit

First of the season ? 
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Last Post: 04/05/2014 at 09:20

Wildlife Pond

Frog tadpoles 
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Last Post: 24/04/2014 at 10:37

Ornithogalum longibracteatum/caudatum

general query 
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Last Post: 06/06/2014 at 11:08

Waterlogged grass/lawn

using RapidGrid to make a path 
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Last Post: 26/02/2014 at 10:40

Kniphofia- Red Hot Pokers

Best type ? 
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