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Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 21:09

Many thanks for the borage Lyn, received today

Winterbells hellebore

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 10:53

I have, but I find the plants very small, not much bigger than a rooted cutting for example.

I bought my winterbells from Crocus, it was 2-3 litres but quite expensive if I recall...

Winterbells hellebore

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 09:49

I bought one last September Poppy, already covered in flowers. It flowered until May when I cut it down as it got increasingly tatty as the months went by.

It doesn't show any signs of flowering now but its a nice mound of foliage with some new stuff coming through.  Maybe it's been settling in and will flower later this year...

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 14:58

Thanks Lyn

Glad the plants did well. The pink achillea you sent me did well also and one of the dahlias you sent me seed for has turned out a fab lemon/orange; waiting for another to open.


Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 13:47

Some Borage would be lovely Lyn, do you sow them direct?

Thank you

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 10:31

Nut posted seeds yesterday and Lorna, posted this AM.

I'm not really looking for anything thanks Nut, I'm always after early pollinator types but not sure what exactly...maybe purple perennial lamium or some borage family types...  Oh if anyone has any perennial honesty seeds that would be nice

I've also got left over convolvulus flagship and nemophila 5 spot if anyone would like.

Only just seen your PM granma, will post today

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 10:37

I had a really constructive day yesterday, somehow managed to fix a waterbutt with a bockety tap/thread after nearly a year of leakage. I say somehow as I know I've tried every tap, even draining other butts to change the taps, with and without washers, with and without plumbers tape and somehow yesterday a random spare tap I tried seems to work

Weather seems a bit dull today and I'm wondering if I can get away with moving some of the 8 million plants that are in the wrong place...

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 19:22

No problemo Nut, I've got your address still, I'll post tomorrow

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 19:15

I've collected aconitum napellus seeds today, send a PM if interested

What is this found in the garden this morning

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 10:55

I've never seen one before but I found this escaped soul in a mess of gaura and penstemon I started pulling up today:

 I guiltily piled the pulled up plants back around it and tip-toed away

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Who are they and what might they be doing? 
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Do frogs or toads make sounds in the UK?

Frog like noise near pond today 
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Moving a log pile

Should I? 
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Weird plant

Or weird growing regular plant? 
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Buying an evergreen statement tree

Any recommendations or advice? 🌲 
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Stachys byzantina

Which one? 
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Another ID please

Boring seedling or funky weed? 🌿 
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ID please

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Anyone recognise it? 
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Advice please 
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Recommendations and colour advice please 
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ID please

Mystery newcomers 
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Blackened and shrivelled  
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Doesn't look like the picture on the tin... 
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Old floribunda rose

Think it's growing from beneath the graft 
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