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inspiration

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 07:11

What a beautiful garden, Lyn, well done. What are those lovely blue flowers at the front in the first pic?

Lovely stories, everyone, am enjoying reading them all!

This Strange and Wonerful Weather System

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 06:49

Hear, hear, well said Mike. Your garden sounds lovely.

crocuses

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 17:57

Birds? Sparrows particularly like the yellow ones.

Hamburg parsley

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 17:46

Have never grown them myself, artjak, but available here in the supermarket and of course in Germany. Have looked them up on Google in German and learnt the following:

Grow, use and store as you would parsnips, soup, roasting, mashed etc. They are a bit more spicy then parsnips. The leaves can be used for soups, the young ones on the inside in place of parsley. Chopped and frozen they can be used as required.

Hope this helps.

Can you please help me identify this plant, x2 photos attached, thank you

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 07:11

I always grow a few fennel plants in an odd corner, they are the favourite food for swallow tail butterflies, you can see the caterpillars on them in late summer.

inspiration

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 12:56

My strongest memory is of a poinsettia shrub in our garden in NZ when I was about 9. My mother would cut it back and cut the stems into about 18 in pieces, which she would bend to make edging for the border. They always sprouted and I have loved them ever since. OH and I spent our first wedding anniversary in Nepal where they also grew and presented me with a coffee jar full. I always buy one at Christmas, sadly it gets too cold here in winter to grow them outside. My Mum always had window boxes which I copied when we lived in a flat with a balcony and when we moved to a flat with seating area there were containers all round with every plant I could lay my hands on. Been hooked ever since.

Newbie joined today :)

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 08:08
Stacey Docherty wrote (see)

Welcome cleo it's a friendly place where we are all happy to eat about your woes and successes 

Stacey, I thought we weren't allowed to mention food and eating!

Hi Cleo.

An ENVY thread....

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 10:02

Another big envy: All wonderful open/public/trust gardens you in the UK can visit!

green with envy!

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 18:09

The crocuses look lovely, Panda. Good idea to put them in pots. I once put some in the lawn, but they didn't die back quick enough and OH mowed the lawn and cut off all the leaves, they never came up again! Also, the sparrows chewed all the yellow ones, so I gave up.

An ENVY thread....

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 08:56

"Also of those who have a stream at the bottom of their gardens."

Ohh, me too, but preferably at the bottom of a sloping garden!

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