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Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 06:47

Here are a few options.....

Gaura lindheimeri 'summer emotions' £3.99 for three plugs from the RHS.

Helenium sneezweed (should the word 'weed' put us off?) waltraut. £4.99 RHS.

Geranium macrorrhizum 'white-ness' £5.49 for 3 X 9cm pots. RHS.

Very open to other ideas if anyone has something they really want to have a go at, or a supplier you want to try?

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 06:10

It looks very healthy Chicky! The leaves do look the same colour. Fingers crossed it has seeded. 

I'd be up for another go. I'll have a look at what's available for a sunny spot.

pet companions

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 13:28

The man with the kitten was there today. I bought a load of tobacco and offered to buy the kitten but he said no. Poor little thing. I hope he said no for the right reasons but sadly I don't think so. 

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 19:51

Well done Chicky! Mine didn't make it through winter but I'll keep an eye out for seedlings. Good luck Victoria Sponge!

i really enjoyed our little experiment! Nice bit of fun.

What to grow in a narrow border?

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 08:05

You could go for a Stipa or other tall decorative grass. They seem to grow anywhere and given its a narrow spot some plants may struggle. The grasses make a lovely feature for much of the year and they also make a really nice subtle noise when the wind blows, or even a breeze goes through them.


Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 07:47

The wild flower meadow looks beautiful.

i bought my mum two,lilacs. A miniature white type and a standard purple one. Spent some time in the greenhouse. Sowed tomato seeds, lambs lettuce and basil. 

Beautiful day.

Happy Mother's Day to all the mums today X 

pet companions

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 13:12

He does sound lovely Buttercup. Did you rescue him or was he from a home that rescued him?

Sadly the man wasn't there. I'll go back again tomorrow though. 

pet companions

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 05:58

Back to Chancery Lane today. Feeling a bit nervous about whether or not I find him. 

Hope everyone is well and your pet companions are as lovely as ever. 

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 05:35

Planted a few more seeds. Giving them a go on the landing window ledge rather than the greenhouse to see if they germinate better there.

It has rained overnight so a bit wet out there at the moment. 

Daffs are all out and the tulips are waiting to burst. 

Growing onions from seed which I'm excited about. Last time I tried they didnt come to anything. 

Hyacinths look wonderful. I plant out indoor bulbs rather than throw them and they come every year and look amazing. 

Great created newts must go!

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 17:01

Good luck Helen. Well done you for seeking advice. 

I had newts in my garden, in the compost. I reported them to the council as a planning application was in on the land adjacent to my garden, where there is a culvert. The council ignored it, and relied on a report paid for by the developer that said any evidence of newts was inconclusive.  

Hope Attenborough calls you back. I love it there. 

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