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Nigella seedlings

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 18:52

Hello,

Hoping this will be an easy question to answer.  I have hundreds of self-sown nigella seedlings in my garden which I would like to keep.  Will they be okay outside overwinter or is it best to pot them up and put in the greenhouse?

Thanks!

Pond pumps and water features

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 15:45

Hi,

I'd like to introduce a water feature in my garden.  As I have two toddlers it has to be safe so I was thinking of something along the lines of a small pool (maybe only 60cm wide) filled with pebbles with a fountain in the middle.

However, I don't have a clue what sort of fountain/pump to buy or even how they are powered.  Any thoughts/experiences would be welcome!

Thanks,

David 

Clearing a garden

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 15:38

I'm with Fairygirl on the front border,a  nice mix of shrubs should do the trick.  Maybe something similar to what you had in your back garden.  ;)

Seriously, although I'm late to the thread you've done a great job, I wish I had your energy!

Erigeron karvinskianus

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 15:32

Lyn,

What a great idea.  Hadn't occurred to me to grow from seed.  Honestly, you can tell I'm still learning...

Chicky, I have so many little nooks and crevices (well, my garden does) that it will be perfect in.  Looking forward to growing it already!

David

Erigeron karvinskianus

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 15:24

Great, thanks, I'll be buying several later today then.

Unfortunately Lyn it's not a neighbour I know or I would be round there in a shot!

Erigeron karvinskianus

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 14:12

Hello,

I saw this flowering in a neighbours garden in May and when I walked past today it was still going!

There seem to be some good offers for this Erigeron but if I buy now is it too late to plant out?  Or is it better to overwinter in pots and plant out in spring?

Thanks,

David

Lavatera

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 15:44

Hello,

I have a lavatera which I would like to prune fairly hard and move.  My questions are...can I prune it hard (back in to the wood) and when is the best time to move it?

Thanks!

Multiple plant id

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 12:53

Hi, I took this photo of someone's garden yesterday as I liked the combination of plants  Can anyone help with what the 3 flowering shrubs are?  I was too shy to knock on their door!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47856.jpg?width=640&height=350&mode=max

 

Is this a weed or a herbaceous perennial?

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 16:56

You know what fidgetbones?  I think you may be right!  I did plant some pink echinacea.  So glad I didn't listen to my girlfriend who told me to pull them out!

Is this a weed or a herbaceous perennial?

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 16:37

I don't know if this is a weed or something I planted last year!  It's filling a gap in my flower bed so it's in the right place(!)

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/46626.jpg?width=912&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/46627.jpg?width=342&height=350&mode=max

 

but it just looks a bit weed-like to me.  Can anyone help?

 

 

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Discussions started by Tonks

Nigella seedlings

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Pond pumps and water features

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Erigeron karvinskianus

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Lavatera

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Multiple plant id

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Is this a weed or a herbaceous perennial?

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The mystery of the closed greenhouse

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Tomatoes are already flowering

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Another 'what's this?' thread...

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Onions sets in modules

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Apple Trees

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Yet another mystery plant...

...but it's popping up all over my garden 
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Pruning hibiscus and magnolia

 
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