London (change)
Today 20°C / 14°C
Tomorrow 21°C / 16°C

SwissSue


Latest posts by SwissSue

Plant ID please

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 19:47

Definitely a primula obonica, I've got a purple one on the coffee table. If you take it out of its pot, you will probably find that it's root bound and should be potted on into a slightly bigger pot, otherwise it will have to be watered practically every day.

Squirrels

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 19:25

It's called immigration!

Seed Suppliers

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 10:01
Mike Allen wrote (see)

Tracey.  Take a look at these two.  Seekay Horticultural Supplies. www.seekkayhorupplies.com

Premier seeds Direct.

 

I have traded with both of these this season.

Believe me. 99p pr pkt.  More than enough in each pkt.

 

Give them a go.

Mike, that site won't open with that url, there is an "s" missing and a "k" too many! It should read

http://www.seekayhortsupplies.com/

Just thought I'd point it out in case others are having problems!

can someone please help me identify this plant :)

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 09:14

Valerian officialis (spelling?) drops on a cat's toy makes them go all "gooey"!

Planting seeds from china

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 09:06

Hi Laura

I've just looked it up on Google and found this. Apparently they grow them in the Cambridge University Botanical Garden, so they shouldn't be a problem!

olichos_lablab_%27Hyacinth_bean%27_%28Leguminosae%29_leaves.JPG]http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fileolichos_lablab_%27Hyacinth_bean%27_%28Leguminosae%29_leaves.JPG

 

Happy sowing!

Beginner gardener with small London garden

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 18:43

Hi Millie (my mum was a Millie W.). I don't live in England but from what I have read you are allowed to cut back whatever hangs over into your garden as far as your side of the fence, including ivy. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong!

Every so pleased...first plants will go in at the weekend...

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 09:32

Good work, Zoomer! Don't forget to keep some of those nettles for the butterflies, chop of flowers to keep them from self-seeding.

http://greenbard.hubpages.com/hub/Stinging-Nettles-and-the-British-butterflies-they-support

 

My new name

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 09:26

Good name, Tracey, but Beagle Lady would have been nice too!

shrubs for shade

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 20:24

Hydrangeas would like that, there are white ones!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/40207.jpg?width=400&height=350&mode=max

 

fruit tree blossom

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 07:20

This is how I've sheltered my dwarf apricot tree during the momentary cold spell!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/40123.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

Discussions started by SwissSue

Hellebores

Replies: 15    Views: 619
Last Post: 21/01/2014 at 12:57

A rose by any other name ,,,,,,,,,,

Replies: 3    Views: 387
Last Post: 14/10/2013 at 18:39

Silica cat litter instead of vermiculite

Replies: 6    Views: 729
Last Post: 03/10/2013 at 06:41

Site is not working

The forum has not worked since around 6pm last night, is someone fixing it? 
Replies: 7    Views: 467
Last Post: 26/09/2013 at 18:02

Harvesting Parsnips

Replies: 4    Views: 464
Last Post: 21/09/2013 at 16:17

Eremurus/Foxtail lily

Replies: 3    Views: 451
Last Post: 16/09/2013 at 19:28

Tomato Growing

Especially good for new gardeners 
Replies: 0    Views: 538
Last Post: 01/06/2013 at 08:21

Info For Newbies - How to ensure that your question appears!

Replies: 99    Views: 3262
Last Post: 02/05/2013 at 22:16

Chelsea Flower Show 2013

Replies: 6    Views: 653
Last Post: 20/05/2013 at 13:29

Getting rid of slugs

Replies: 4    Views: 815
Last Post: 15/04/2013 at 14:30

Fuchsias

Taking cuttings 
Replies: 56    Views: 4718
Last Post: 12/04/2014 at 15:20

Ideas for Hanging Baskets

Replies: 35    Views: 6143
Last Post: 11/03/2013 at 22:29

Tower Hamlets

Replies: 5    Views: 524
Last Post: 18/02/2013 at 17:09

Overwintering Cannas

Replies: 8    Views: 1182
Last Post: 14/03/2013 at 11:54

Bitter beetroot

Replies: 2    Views: 1123
Last Post: 26/10/2012 at 17:46
15 threads returned