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Plant Identification

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 11:11

Thanks for the responses folks, guess i will have to wait and see for definite 

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 08:51

I have not posted for quite a while but thought i would add the progress of my garden, first pic is June last year (my first year with the garden) and second is from this week.


 I am stood slightly further down on the second as I have a small greenhouse at the top corner now.

This is the pergola i made at the end of last year and the 2 Wisterias I am training to go over the top



Plant Identification

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 08:44

I grew ipomoea tricolour heavenly blue this year and i do agree it looks similar, especially the starter leaves (not sure on correct name) but I dont think it would have been an ipomeoa as i think i would have remembered with growing the morning glories this year.

Any other suggestions?



Plant Identification

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 08:27


Wonder if anyone can identify this please?

Picked up the seeds in the throwing out bit of a GC about 2 months ago, the plant was definetly an indoor flowering plant but i cannot remember what it was.

The seeds where around 1/4 inch long and half as wide, black and oval'ish with 3 partially flat sides.




Bulbs planted in soggy lawn

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 17:22

Hi Everyone,

After having all the winter away and waiting for my bulbs to begin to emerge i find my self excited to see what is going to appear each day.

So hello to anyone who remembers me from last year and also to any new people who joined while i was away.

To my question - i planted daffs, snowdrops and some bluebells i think around octoberish, the lawn is very very wet, the other daffs ive planted elsewhere are showing and some are even in flower, but there is no sign at all of the stuff in the lawn.

Is it likely they have rotted over the rather damp winter we have had or am i just being impatient?


That's Monty done till March!

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 19:15

clueless have you checked the iplayer, they sometimes leave the entire series available for viewing.


Posted: 16/11/2013 at 18:41

I had leak moth in my leeks and onions earlier in the year, i decided to harvest early while they were still only affecting the top growth.  The caterpillars where off white with brown head as Bob has mentioned.

Slippery decking

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 18:34

I jet wash mine in spring and autumn, just done the autumn one now and unless its wet (wet floor is always slippery right?) its not slippery.  As to pressure washing damaging the decking, yes you can if you put the pressure washer on to high a setting and to close, but pressure washing is absolutly the recommended way to do it. less than 1300 PSI will not damage decking. 

Other options, you can buy grip sticks, which you nail onto the slippery areas, these in my opinon dont look very good, but they server a purpose and may be a better option for a curved bridge (assume its higher in middle than side?)

Second option is gripdeck, these are small inserts that you buy and slot into some of the grooves in the decking boards.  They are not cheap, but they look the part and work well.

Last opition, is to replace the deck boards with the anti slip boards, these are sold in b&q and im sure elsewhere for a more reasonable price, they are a standard decking board with anti grip stuff already attached.


Hope these help.

Greenhouse Query - Advice please

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 09:38

On the note of doing it in one shot, get grame up first, then if time is running out for the day, leave the glass out and complete the next available day.

I would make sure it is properly secured to the ground as well, and if elevating on bricks or whatever to gain some height, make sure to that it is fixed very well.


Posted: 27/10/2013 at 19:02

one rogue seed among the packet probably?

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