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Posted: 21/03/2013 at 18:47
We in Cornwall wont get the snow but we are getting more rain......4" or 100mm ....overnight. Luckily I'm on high ground but many will be dreading the flooding to come.
Not really,worrying yet but it will be a problem if we don't get a decent dry warm spell soon......veg seed sowing,for example, but how about our farmers?
It's not really been too cold down here this winter but it's cold enough and wet enough to make it a gloomy one

Dead? Take it back!

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 18:34
Hiya FloBear, I take anything and everything back if not "fit for purpose"......always a good line to use incidentally.
My local GC has. a 5 year growth warranty. So far I have returned plants that have.failed in first year and in second. B & Q occasionally have supplied duds.....not often I buy there....and I return for refund. My local GC has never complained when I return if I have my receipt.
My online purchases are usually very good but I have had the occasional problem and as long as its reported in good time and the reason for complaint is.a genuine one I have always had a refund or replacement
Always complain if plant is not as expected


Posted: 21/03/2013 at 08:26
Good morning guys .
It's wet today but that won't spoil my day
Quick hello and goodbye

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Posted: 20/03/2013 at 22:51
Ooo.....someone mention battenburg? Don't forget me............


Posted: 20/03/2013 at 22:48
Dicentra spectabilis likes shade, nutrition, good soil and not being disturbed. I grow mine in my hellebore borders as I think they like same conditions. They make good companions hellebores pass their peak the dicentras take over.
Bunny, one year is bit soon to decide what to do....dicentras have yet to show for this year. Yours may be good ths year.
However, if mine and it struggles again, I would dig it up has fleshy spreading roots.....and replant in soil that has been enriched with mushroom compost, manure, garden compost. If very wet add some grit.
I have one growing too in the sun but soil is good, hearty and nutritious and it does just as well there.

new border for boring garden

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 21:04
Ok, Sunny, clay. Is it exposed? Have you tested your soil? It's important to find out if it's acid or alkaline. It will determine what plants you can grow well and which you cannot.
Also, when you know your conditions grow plants suitable for those conditions.
A sort of framework is advisable I think. a few shrubs both deciduous and evergreen that you really like and to provide interest in winter as well as in summer.
Get to know about plants....think about foliage, form, shape and colour as well as flower colour. Think about scent throughout the year.
You can fill in spaces with annuals whilst you are learning about your site.
Dont rush into buying loads of plants now....your tastes will change too as your appreciation of the range of plants you can grow increases.
When you know your conditions buy plants at different times of the year ensuring you have something you like as the year progresses

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Posted: 20/03/2013 at 20:43
Figrat, nice thought though

Who's growi g SPIGELIA?

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 20:41
Yes I tried. Can't so far find any suppliers. I'm determined to grow it again so I will find it Brumbull but I have a feeling someone on the forum will know.

Who's growi g SPIGELIA?

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 20:33
A few years back I grew a lovely plant called SPIGELIA Wisley Jester. Yellow and red flowers. I used to visit scores of tiny back garden nurseries picking up all sorts of rare and unusual plants and this was one of them. However, I lost it. It's a tender plant I think. A wonderful eye-catching gem. I would like to grow it again but cannot locate it at moment. Anyone growing it ?

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Posted: 20/03/2013 at 20:25
Hiya figrat, I think the formula for the forum is about right. We are naturally expanding it and moulding it
It's going to be nice to open the forum pages in the morning just to say hello.
Yep, Chica, happy days again....even the budget today was ok...ish!

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