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Posted: 13/10/2013 at 14:58

Cos you've back Brum I'll order some plugs for ??ou,ok!  


Posted: 13/10/2013 at 14:54

Fairy, it's true.  Check out the site.  Couldn't believe it myself until a fiend of mine showed me the plants.  Only small but the foliage scent is fantastic.  I would have it for the scent alone...very strong, almost overpowering.....lemon and vanilla.  Check out the Plants@newtrends  catalogue cover page with full details on page 4.....its an introduction from dutch plantsman Mikkitakin  van Islyin and I have had some special plants  from him before albeit tender ones.  Sold here by Thomas and Morgan. It's certainly going in my garden in the spring..  Sorry for the excitement but this is quite special folks


Posted: 13/10/2013 at 14:19

Punkdoc...perfection boring!!  No I'm not 

Fairy that catalogue is due on February 30 2014.  

However one plant did catch my eye........a delphinium with separate bright red, white and dark blue spikes.  An evergreen too with lemon and vanilla scented variegated leaves.  Flowers from May to September.  Grows without staking too.  Think it was called Digitalis Likeasnot Dreamon.  Already ordered 3 plugs but limited stocks and expensive .  Just had to have that one.  You need to order it quickly on


Posted: 13/10/2013 at 14:01

Afternoon Brum 

IF you never had GARDENING ........................

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 14:00

Hmm, not sure.  I'm an uncle but in practice a dad and mum to my niece and nephew. It's come to "being there" for them.  Don't begrudge it really... .they are everything to me. And I am all they have blood wise.  But it leaves little me time.  I'm expected to solve everything....I try to and manage to I think the drop of a hat.  

If I had me time and no garden I guess I prob would do more volunteering and   go travelling

Hey Brumbull has accomplished more in this thread than any of us before in us getting to know us. 


Posted: 13/10/2013 at 13:47

Just to say..what a nice feeling to read this thread today. Luverly 

Worst Winter ....... .?

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 09:28

Well they said it was cold over the Cairngorms yesterday but I didn't feel a thing .......................I'll get my coat.......... 

Lilies, cannas,,agapanthus amd the like.....

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Posted: 13/10/2013 at 09:06

Hey dove.  Don't despair.  The catalogues are promising sensational plants for next year and you should see the pictures.  Reds like nothing before, whites as pure as pure can be, and they will all flower from feb to November remaining in pristine comdition without any attention.   I'm so excited that I've forgotten last summer 












Posted: 13/10/2013 at 08:56


Dampish here but still warm.

Sorry that lurgy is still lurking Stacey.   

Not  supposed to .....don't divide grasses at this time folks......but I'm going to dig up and divide a large miscanthus zebrinus. Hopefully, it won't feel a thing and I will be able to see what it looks like,and will look like, next summer .(all logic says wait but I'm bit impetuous to say the least )

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