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Selfseeded Wallflowers

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 12:39

 I think my persian carpet mix I got some years ago finally has selfseeded. Of the original plans there is one left and below it all these are popping up. Or is this just a common weed...

Red Bugs on my fritillaria imperialis

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 13:39

Ups. Yes not beatle...

I shall go out on a killing spree now!

Red Bugs on my fritillaria imperialis

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 13:25

I think it is the dreaded lily beatle. What should I do to get rid of them???

Red Bugs on my fritillaria imperialis

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 13:22

Hi. I found these two amoruous bugs on my fritillaria imperialis. Are they nasty or benine?


Why is my thyme growing???

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 21:26

It's taken two years' to get here. Could it be that the soil is finally poor enough for it to thrive? 

Why is my thyme growing???

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 20:59

OK a bit of an odd opener but I have had these two plants for about 2 years and they have never really done anything just looked like they where planing to up sticks any day soon. Now they both have put on quite a lot of soft growth. Can't figure out why they have started to grow this spring compated to last. Its been cold and rainy here in Bristol and I thought they liked it to be dry and hot.

planting mirabilis jalapa tubers

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 14:53
How deep do you need to plant the tubers?
I'll probably plant some in pots and the rest in the border using normal compost with s bit of added grit.
I thought you could overwinter them as dahlias?

planting mirabilis jalapa tubers

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 13:52
Could anyone give me some advice on how to plant them. Bought 5 at Schiphol last night as I always wanted to grow them. The bag doesn't give any instructions bar plant April/May. They are currently in the fridge awaiting your advice.

Clematis Armandii Cuttings

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 19:55

Here in Bristol they seem to do well. They have all gone into gritty compost and been put outside. Fingers crossed.

Managed two years ago to take a cutting from a blue clematis which is in a big pot, dies back every year but never produces more than two leaves. Very odd.

Lost and found in your garden

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 19:53

Hahah. I thought it was obvious what I meant but apparently not! Found a toy car earlier this year in the garden who someone must have lost there ages ago and less fun the second floor neighbours window pane. Did they tell me or offer to clean up the mess. NO!

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Chinese red noodle beans

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Cowslip dying?

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