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what is this

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 16:44 need to apologise..........altho you may find you get some weird PM's

what is this

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 16:40

Sorry to read Dove's post.........there's not as much money in rope as t'other I fear

what is this

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 16:36

Didn't the Victorians use it in their herbaceous borders in all innocence ?

Looks rather a young plant to use that as an excuse tho......sorry, no help at all 

Can anyone name this plant?

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 15:42

Possibly A hungaricus ? 

My A.mollis is flowering beautifully at the moment since moving it from against a hot south facing wall to a shadier spot


Massive grass snake

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 15:34

What is going on?

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 15:17

Jimmy..........I think Mike was simply saying that given the changes in weather patterns, etc. ( noticeable to many gardeners even in the last 20 years or so ), the "old" rules about when and how  to do many gardening jobs don't necessarily apply now.  Most gardeners have always used their instinct along with the proven methods and will continue to do so.

Climate change/Global warming or however you wish to describe it is a contentious issue  for many...........scientific evidence is still coming to the fore ..........whether we choose to accept or not is plainly up to us. Statistics can always be manipulated to prove or disprove a theory.  However, in my experience, the weather patterns are very definitely changing and so a different approach to dealing with what is happening in your garden is a sensible and valid suggestion.

I don't think Mike was trying to make a political point.......just suggesting that we "go with the flow" so to speak

Gruesome Discovery

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 19:16

Oh Jack.........that is really bad news..........all I can say is......these things happen.........a youngster perhaps that hadn't quite got the hang of feeders? 

I'd feel the same as you........but don't beat yourself up about it.....easy to say I know but keep thinking about all your other garden visitors who have survived with help from you.

I still "talk" to my Parrot every constant companion (and a great conversationalist ) for 45 years until he had to be euthanased  2years I can well understand your feelings .  Chin up are doing a great job with your garden and the attendant wildlife. 

What's in my garden?

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 20:17


I need hugs too....

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 19:59 your first sentence and was thrilled...........then read your second sentence..........not so good

David.....yeah......I think I'm definitely one of the ones who don't get it

I'll bow out now before I thoroughly disgrace myself...........but  hope you all enjoy the final

Ajuga Burgundy Glow

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 19:33

 Definitely keep him in the shade.......he loses  his "Pzazz" if he creeps  too far in to the sun

Discussions started by philippa smith2

Mangetout varieties

Any recommendations please ? 
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Sweet potato

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

Who is your plant named after ? 
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Lost garden tools

Not stolen..........just hiding !! 
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Glyphosate killer in various forms

Effect on surrounding planting ? 
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Perennial evergreen Grass

What variety ? 
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Sulphate of Potash feed 
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Nicandra physalodes (Shoofly or Apple of Peru)

Leaf variegation 
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Grass snake

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How things change 
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Cuckoo Spit

First of the season ? 
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Wildlife Pond

Frog tadpoles 
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Ornithogalum longibracteatum/caudatum

general query 
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Waterlogged grass/lawn

using RapidGrid to make a path 
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Kniphofia- Red Hot Pokers

Best type ? 
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