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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 13:25

Lovely sunny day yesterday in south devon, temperature in the greenhouse 40 degrees!  Today grey and damp and chilly, dismal forecast for the weekend as well....

New Zealand Flax Flower

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 10:31

Bought another Phormium yesterday at Coleton Fishacre (National Trust) Flamingo, is kind of a pinky/apricot/light green leaf, to balance the tri-colour in the other corner, hope it does as well.  Coleton is looking magnificent as ever, it really is my favourite garden ever.

Recommend me a plant

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 10:26

Daphne Odorata?  Best smell ever.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 01/05/2012 at 17:33

It certainly was a surprise Kate, and I didn't catch a thing!  Cake a fine idea.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 01/05/2012 at 17:05

Warm and sunny in south devon today, did all the gardening stuff first thing, opened the greenhouse, went off fishing came back and it was 33 degrees!  Poor little seedlings are hanging their shrivelled heads.

New Zealand Flax Flower

Posted: 01/05/2012 at 17:01

Is this the yellowy green colour flower I have been reading about?  Hope mine is the red!  Will keep you posted.

New Zealand Flax Flower

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 16:54

Wow!  Will keep everything crossed that this is what I can expect!  Have really made an effort to plant things that are beneficial to insects in the garden so this is a great addition.  Thanks so much for the lovely picture Gary

New Zealand Flax Flower

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 14:45

I live in the South West in a new (2 years old) garden.  One of the first things we planted here was a New Zealand Flax Tri Colour.  It looks as though it has three flower spikes forming.  Can this be right and if so what will they look like?

Rubarb Rubarb

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 15:24

Is it OK to compost rubarb leaves?  Heard somewhere not to (old wives tale perhaps?)

Talkback: Lemon verbena

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 13:50

Thanks Laurum, will try both ways, only manged to get hold of the plant last year from a nursery in Cornwall so this is the first year it will be big enough to use.  Have found a recipe for Lemon Verbena liquer but the wine recipe search is ongoing!

Discussions started by seaside oldie

Iris Confusa

Any cultivation information please 
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Gardens to visit in Cornwall

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New Zealand Flax Flower

Can anyone help with a description? 
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