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Lemon Verbena

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 08:52

Just a thought victoriajane

Grow a few heliotrope in pots where you walk or sit.  The "cherry pie" plant has wonderful cherry vanilla scent that fills the air from mid summer onwards.  You will find the annual heliotrope Marine easily enough but I grow the perennial version....Chatsworth...which has even better scent on a shrubby bush

The more sunshine the stronger the scent from these plants

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 08:45

Woody I try to grow purple sensation so that other perennials are growing up around the dying allium foliage.  

I envy you your visits to,these shows.  Bit too far for us down here.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 08:39

Morning Fred and warm welcome to the forum

Looks like an exciting project you have there.  Like the others I will enjoy seeing your progress.

Yellow tomato and pepper leaves

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 08:33

Morning luLu

Yes I think it is sunburn.  water on leaves in sunshine would cause white spots too.  Perhaps a little fleece for a few days if sun is hot?


Posted: 29/05/2013 at 08:20

Morning everyone

Wet here overnight but now drying up and Brightening.  In for summer least for a few days anyway.....and 18 degrees in the forecast

Good luck Fairygirl to your daughter for her exams.  What a stressful time exams were!         


Preparing to lay a lawn

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 00:01

I've done a few lawns and I'm a great believer in putting in some compost or dried manure into the soil before laying any lawn followed by a fertilizer

I prefer seed too..if you want a good lawn seed s best.  Much cheaper too

This allows me to garden with my bad body!

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 23:53

Well, all this just means none of us wil buy the product so it's all back fired a little hasn't it?   Lol

I think I know the answer but....

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 23:48

Vinca and membrane are porn partners.......not compatible at all

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 23:44

Hiya woody

Just to mention allium Purple Sensation for your purple plant list.  I have them dotted around and their rich colour adds a real sparkle.  White and purple sounds really good

Expensive perennial plug plants

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 20:34

The agastaches were new ones.  Expected to pay more. They are not readily available in large pots so to get them now and to see them flower soon is lovely

I do agree about supporting locally.....I always check with local nurseries first ....I enjoy the chat and exchanges of experiemces with the growers too. One grower even calls ME sometimes to look at a plant or two.

for me, it's going to be plants of flowering size this summer.  Next year is too long

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It's a big worry......

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