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Posted: 25/09/2015 at 08:45

Morning all.

Strange weather today, sunny now, but have already had 2 very heavy showers. Could be one of those outside, rush inside, then out again sort of days.

SM already done, so feel moderately virtuous.

OH really struggling with her job and the traveling, she is back in the NHS, having been out of it for 10 years and says the bureaucracy is worse than ever. Driving 3 hours a day for a miserable job is no fun. Serious chat this w/e.

Have a lovely day everyone.

is it worth the extra?

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 08:35

Garden centres tend to stock a very limited range of "common " plants and sadly the staff are often not very knowledgeable.

If you want more unusual plants, often better grown, you should search out local nurseries, or shop on line.

There is a thread on here, which discusses firms we have found to be good, or bad. 

Sea holly

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 17:16

Skylark, Eryngiums do like poor soil, best not to enrich the soil.

Sea holly

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 15:47

That's the word I was trying to think of, Nut. I have Angelica which can flower several years after sowing, but then die.


Posted: 24/09/2015 at 12:55

I will!

Sea holly

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 12:23

Interesting Nut, when does bi / tri  etc. become perennial?


Posted: 24/09/2015 at 09:45

Morning all.

Lovely Winter sunshine again today, but b####y freezing.

More bulbs to plant today, when I can summon up the enthusiasm to go outside.

Sea holly

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 19:10

I would leave them, the stems look nice frosted. Cut them back in Spring.

Sea holly

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 18:30

Sea Hollies [ Eryngium ] are hard to divide, as they have a long tap root.

Sowing poppies

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 15:25

I am not quite sure how you will manage to get a crop of seed pods by next Spring, the Poppies will flower in the Summer.

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