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Shrub ID

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 09:15

Looks like one of the Elders to me. I grow the ornamental Sambucus Nigrans.

Seed germination Rate

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 09:13

I would expect a lot higher rate for Cosmos.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 08:48

I have a few spare, Meconopsis plants, in 9cm pots. Can't post them [ too lazy ], but free to a good home if anyone can collect from Sheffield.


Posted: 02/04/2015 at 08:43

Morning all.

It is not raining, so that is major progress.

Duck saga has taken on a new twist, at dawn this morning no mallards, but a pair of Mandarins!

Have a lovely day all.

Contrast or clash; complement and safe

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 08:39

I am very lucky in having a large garden. I think that one style throughout would be boring.

I like to have areas with clashes: orange with purple, blue with red. Christopher Lloyd is a great inspiration.

I also have areas where I try to have nice restful coordination, and areas with no flowers, just interesting leaf colours and textures.

I also try to have different planting styles in different areas: some block planting, some areas of naturalistic planting, and some areas of no planning whatsoever.

Sometimes it is the areas with least planning that work the best.

It is interesting to me how many people say that you cant combine pink and yellow, but in nature these colours regularly occur together, on the same plant.


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 20:50

Dove, that is weird, I was just thinking I wonder when the first Asparagus will be ready.

19th of May is Chelsea and Dinner, birthday the following week.

I have eaten in Bray, although not at Hestons, but at the Waterside. Possibly my favourite meal out. We like to try and go to 1 or 2 of the "best restaurants" each year, usually London, which we combine with touristy things, or a trip to Kew [ if I've been good ]


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 18:11

Evening all.

Horrible weather again today, but managed a bit of potting on in the greenhouse.

Had some good news £160 quid car tax refund. Old car was in the highest band, being very environmentally unfriendly. Also OH is taking me to Chelsea and dinner at Dinner [ Heston Blumenthal ] for my birthday.

Off to cook dinner, see you later.

pop up green house fell apart

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 18:06

Go for it girl.

As you say £50 is a lot, just think how many plants you could get for that.

It was clearly unfit for the purpose it was sold for.


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 12:54

Alex, sorry if my first answer seemed rude, but all those plants are not hardy, so should really not be in a cold greenhouse yet.

Pot on and keep indoors for a few more weeks.


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 10:53


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