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Sambucus nigra 'Aurea' golden elder not budging

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 23:07

Not sure I agree about Aurea, like many gold leaved plants they can scorch in full sun and prefer a bit of shade.

Sowing lupin seeds

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 14:00

If you plant 2 or 3 together, you get the fabulous flower flush from year 1, then replace them as the foliage gets tatty.

Plants For A Car

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 13:35

To be honest, I think the idea is a bit daft, although I do agree with you about the company of plants.

I cannot see how a car can have as much light as a greenhouse. What about the roof.

You will also get massive temperature swings, which will see off many plants.

Slowly getting there

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 22:53


You need more flower beds.

Canna variety ID

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 22:52

Cannas need lifting in the UK.

Dahlias are now considered hardy in many parts of the country, although I lift mine.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 09:27

Sadly PP, I seem to get better at everything these days, well at least a man can dream.

Sowing lupin seeds

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 09:04

Due to slug problems, I now treat Lupins as biennials, raising new plants from a June sowing, planting out the following spring.

This was the method that Christopher Lloyd recommended, although he did it so that he could get rid of the tatty plants after flowering, so he could replace them with something more interesting.

Identifying Calendula seeds

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 08:59

One of the great problems of the internet age, is that people believe everything they read on line.

I spent half my career explaining to people, that despite what they had read, there was no magic cure for death! 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 08:55

Hi all.

Never mind bloody autumn, can we have summer first, please?

Sometimes I marvel at our amazing ingenuity. Been listening to the story on xeno-transplantation and how we are now able to snip individual genes from a pigs DNA to produce pigs that are virus free, in order to produce animals to provide organs for transplant.

Makes me wonder, why is it, that on the one hand we are finding more and more ways to improve our lives and then on the other we want to kill anyone who has a different philosophy to our own.

Another cup of coffee and then take some more cuttings.

I really miss skiing as well.

Identifying Calendula seeds

Posted: 10/08/2017 at 22:55

Sorry bright star, but the video is wrong!

As said the seeds are long and curly, I have grown them for many years.

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