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Can you identify this plant?

Posted: Yesterday at 23:16

..yes, agree with that, Crinodendron... the flower buds will open next May... surprised it's growing out of a wall... needs acidic conditions...

Rose bush help!

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 22:13

..I'd do one of two things with that.  Plant it in the ground somewhere and just hope for the best.   Or get rid of what is an ugly monstrosity and buy a fresh one that still looks good,  and pretend that's the one you were given.  

It's been planted up wrongly in any case.  It shouldn't be right at the edge of the pot, but in the centre, and the pot looks much too small.   If it's alive then it's barely so.

Supermarket fruit and veg

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 22:07

..supermarkets are all about appearances... doesn't matter what anything tastes like.   However, I don't worry unduly and always buy ready ripened fruit, even if it costs more.  You only get 4 to the pack, - so 2 for today and 2 tomorrow...

What pollinates Molly the Witch

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 19:03

..more of a picture book... mind you they are really good....the photos are outstanding I think, crisp and glossy and quite beautifully done....sometimes a  bit brief on plant descriptions here and there but still plenty to like especially on Tulips and Narcissus...

..if you like perennials I find it useful, although like so many books they get a bit out of date as newer varieties come on the market.... his reviews of Helenium's and Agastache's for instance wouldn't excite you... I mean there's better than 'Moerheim Beauty' now isn't there...?  well, I think so...

What pollinates Molly the Witch

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 17:43

..this doesn't really answer your question but might be useful in any case...

from the late Christopher Lloyd 'Garden Flowers'...

''It is easy to grow but crosses easily with other peonies flowering at the same time. As most of those are carmine, the results are anaemic pinky-yellow hybrids.

...seeds freely - the seeds black with a hint of blue, the aborted seeds bright carmine. If sown as soon as ripe, they will germinate the next spring [allow frost to reach them]. If not sown for a few weeks, they will demonstrate epicotyl dormancy, sending down a root in the first spring but no leaf till the second.  Flowering may not be for five years, so you must not expect a bargain price that will give no reward to the grower.''...

best tasting potatoes

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 16:09

..there's a potato on sale in some supermarkets now by the variety name 'Triplo'... sold as an Organic potato.   So far, it's the best tasting potato I've had and it seems so versatile too...boiling..frying.. the flavour seems outstanding to me.   

Growing Roses

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 16:06

..when I had Gertrude Jekyll I used to prune off the climbing shoots to keep it as a shrub.  It wants to climb.  I think this rose is best placed along a picket fence or trellis, so these long shoots can be trained horizontally.  Otherwise just cut them off.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 22:20

hi Gardengirl,   not really, I was told to expect a wait of several weeks.  However, I have recently spoken to some people on another site, a car drive away, and have been told that the reason there are so few on the site I want to go to, is that they are afraid it will be sold off for housing.    This wouldn't be the first time for this particular site. Consequently the place is being run down.    It has that look to it, just a very few people hanging on, not really doing much.   

I've been to the other site, it's nice, but a bit too far for me.    So, we shall see, I shall find out more in due course.   Thanks for asking again.

Fab Gardening Programme

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 21:33 make the most of it...BBC Scotland might soon be a thing of the past...

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 12:25

..thank you is... I like your plans too.

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