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Posted: 16/01/2014 at 12:14

Morning, or should it be afternoon?? I'm going to ask my mum if we can go the 'scenic' route to crawley, as there's a gorgeous nursery that I've only been to once and loved it, obviously I won't tell her that until we stumble across it  

Star and Panda, where I work at Borde Hill Gardens, they have quite a few champion Magnolias, although I just can't seem to be taken back by them,don't get me wrong, they're lovely plants, but they're a bit boring once their flowers have gone. However, I am partial to a Rowan! Love the cashmeriana one especially. 

Clarington - How bigs your pond, i got one of mine through the post a few months ago and it already has equisetum, nymphaea, iris pseudacorus and one other, I forget it's name, but it's looks lovely, just sorting out the marginals as I speak! 

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 09:34

Wow! Berghill, I'm ridiculously jealous. As Birdy says, can you remember how many years it took to get to that stage? And how many bulbs you bought to make it? I so want that picture on my calendar 


Posted: 07/01/2014 at 19:02

Ive also been thinking about buying an alstroemeria to put in my nans garden, does anyone have any very reliable and paler coloured ones they'd like to recommend? 

Bringing back the Annual!

Posted: 21/12/2013 at 19:40

Mark, those sunflowers look good, how did they perform for you? 

Bringing back the Annual!

Posted: 21/12/2013 at 19:39

Ok, I think I've got my list  Thanks guys. 

Artjak, I sowed a packet of 10 bought from and put them in a half seed tray with just seed compost, J.I. Seed and Cutting and watered them and put them in one of my cheap littlegrow houses. They germinated within two weeks, 9 of them anyway. However, when I went on holiday last month I left them quite dry and by the time I got back a week later, they had completely rotted. However I shall try again with another packet bought from tesco in the sale 

Gardeners' World Live 2014

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 21:32

Artjak - it's held at the NEC in Birmingham, located not far off the m40 I believe.

Stephen - I believe there are some hotels actually connected to the NEC, whether or not they'll be a sensible amount of money who knows, I think one may be a travelodge  . What day are you going, I may see you there 

Bringing back the Annual!

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 18:02

Hello you lovely lot! 

Im wanting to bring start a 'great British annual revival' around my area by sowing, growing and selling annuals. Inspiration given to me from Fidgetbones, I'm wanting to know what everyone's favourite and least favourite annuals are, and I know you lot don't hold back 

Creating New Cultivars...

Posted: 14/12/2013 at 22:15

Recently I've been thinking and looking up how people create new cultivars, but cannot seem to get my head around the explanations on the interweb. Can anyone dumb it down for me a bit please? And also can say I for example create one and register it? I'm particularly interested in Echinacea cultivars.


Pulmonaria! :)

Posted: 07/12/2013 at 19:21

Thanks guys for your replies...

Chikcy and obelixx - I went to a GC today and bought the onoy one they had! Couldn't believe it, but it was in a 2 litre pot and half price at £3.50, so I snatched that one up quick! It was 'Diana Clare', which seemed alright

Izzy - Just checked them out and will possibly buy the seeds, just got to go look up some pictures of them

Dove - Have never seen that cultivar in the flesh, only heard people singing it's praises , like yourself, so I feel it could definitely be put round the border of the bed , so I can get very up close and admire it in all it's glory

Verdun - Well this was the thing, I did think about the dullness in summer briefly, but wasn't sure whether the foliage is still there? Att he gardens where I work, theif pulmonaria has all it foliage and I love it. What other plants would you suggest?

Pulmonaria! :)

Posted: 07/12/2013 at 09:47

Hi guys,

I know it's a long shot, and possibly the wrong time of year to ask, but does anyone have any pulmonaria that they're looking to get rid of, or just have surplus offcuts? My reason being I'm trying to create a whole bed of pulmonaria as my favourite plant, echinacea so have gone over, so I'm moving onto my favourite spring flowering plant now. Even seeds would do, as I can't find these anywhere. Does anyone know how to grow pulmonaria from seed with a high success rate? 

Thanks, Ry

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What happens when I'm at work!

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Pulmonaria! :)

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Need more entertainment.

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