Ryan Lloyd

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Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 20:29

Hi Nut...

Can't believe you remembered me! Hopefully I'll be on here a lot more now I'm trying to cut down my work hours 



echium pininana

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 19:50

Glily1 - I've got the same problem, but I've looked it up and supposedly it is pretty normal behaviour for this plant. The only other thing would be maybe to ease up on the watering? 

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 19:45

Hi Guys....

I went through my seeds last week and decided that I have far too many (no surprise there) !! So I have a long list up for grabs...

Antirrhinum 'Kimosy'

Antirrhinum 'Illumination Mix'

Antirrhinum 'Rust Resistant Mix' 

Aster 'Milady Mixed' 

Centaurea (Cornflower) 'Black Ball' 

Cleome 'Colour Fountain' 

Linaria 'Fairy Bouquet Mixed'

Pansy 'Giant Fancy Mix'

Petunia 'Double Cascade Burgundy Plum Vein' 


Schizanthus 'Angels Wings Mixed'

Tagetes (Marigold) 'Durango Tangerine'

Tagetes 'Golden Gem'

Tagetes 'Orange Boy' 

What happens when I'm at work!

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 18:22
Hogweed - Thankyou, I haven't been this upset in ages, because usually i just laugh it off

Alan + Phillippa - She's still alive...just But I nearly killed my step-dad too, he just went, well most of those plants were getting in the way anyway, it looks better for it. Definitely NOT the thing to say to me, I might have given him a hard time too. Parents and Stepsister have going halves on buying me a new centranthus, that's even bigger and better than the last one! ( Although they don't know it yet) My step sister will only end up with about a fiver I expect. Still don't know what to do about the other plants as I'm not so upset about those, they were just there when we came and looked really nice, might be able to get a bit of compensation for those aswell, so I can buy a couple Buddleja 'Buzz Series'?

I think giving my step sister a talk is a lost cause, I've been trying to get her green-fingered for the last 5 years without success, she's more than happy to just sit on her computer and do nothing for the whole day (although my mums pretty got on her case)

Winter - Aw sorry to hear about your Juniper, did you manage to get a replacement from your hubby?

Thanks guys, I do feel like a problem shared is a problem halved and now I've calmed down i might actually socialise with my family

Plant ID

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 18:08
Although they might be redder than that

Plant ID

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 18:08
Oh yeah - thanks Nut

Do the flowers look like this?


Plant ID

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 17:29
Could it be a Phlox paniculata?

What happens when I'm at work!

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 17:25
I went to work today, to the garden centre a usual and my front garden was looking really good, only the paving had millions of dandelions and rosebay willow herb in it. When I came back from work, there was nothing! Apparently my step sister wanted to earn some money and my step dad told her she could 'weed' (in the loosest possible term) the garden. I had around 20 ferns, 2 fuschias, a centranthus ruber (which has never self-seeded and looked really, really stunning) and a rosa glauca....which are now all cut up in rubbish sacks...fuming is an understatement! Have any of you had your gardens wrecked by someone with no clue about plants? It'd make me feel much better to hear your stories

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 20:27

Hogweed - That Cronus is amazing! 

My Star plant at this moment has got to be Philadelphus "Belle Etoile".... The single flowers are gorg and the scent is to die for! We sold out in one day yesterday! 


Dodgey Dahlia's

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 21:53

Well I wasn't going to say anything...but  

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