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Newbie alert!

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 06:54

Welcome to the forum Dave

Garden looks great, love the odd shaped lawn and path - very clever


Posted: 26/07/2015 at 06:07

I had nothing this year and after the success of the nettles last year in their first year I just assumed I'd get another hatching...

The small torts seemed to be out really early - one went and sat in my nettle patch while the nettles were still really small and then we had loads of bad weather, don't know if that had something to do with it...

I'll keep stoking the patch for next year

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 20:53

I haven't tried those seeds gran, the pack says lychnis chalcedonica, Jerusalem cross, up to a metre hardy biennial. It says maroon red - they look orange on the packet...

Hi Kim, which seeds were you after?

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 11:08

No probs Charlie and Lyn

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 10:18

I would love some white lychnis and geranium seed if you have any spare granma

Posted the SW's today finally...


I've collected the following:

marsh marigold

water/bog mimulus 

cirsium rivulare atropurpureum 


 And part packets of red clover, green manure crimson clover, spinach beet, malva zebrina and sanvitalia mandarin orange.

PM if interested

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 08:17

Thanks for your kind comments Sorry for the delay in replying.

The achillea is self seeded in the middle of the path Beau's Mum, so what I would call a weed plant. I'm having to walk around it on the soil...It's very nice though, starts off ginger and turns cerise/burgundy - going to move it somewhere more suitable

Love your pictures of the sun on the trees Pat, they are like paintings I could just sit and stare at


Some materials for my stumperie

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 15:34

Are you back on advanced settings, that's if you changed when the site went down...?

Not sure about the info from Avast...

Advanced editor, I meant, in forum settings...

Moving a log pile

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 12:37

Hi Fairygirl

Some of the wood is already rotting, probably why it was felled- it's absolutely perfect for critters

Moving a log pile

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 12:26

An update:

I decided not to move the log pile after all but to create a new one. Had a delivery this morning of conifer logs and a stump and logs I think from a black poplar.

 Thought I had too many at first but they melted into the garden quite easily


 I've kept some of the best stumps and logs to make a new wildlife zone but need to do some shifting about/tidying up first.

Can't tell you how exciting it was, some of the wood is a beautiful colour and has fungus brackets. Such good fun



Some materials for my stumperie

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 11:49

Some fine stumps there Tetley

Hope you get to put some update pics on. I had a log delivery this morning, going to put some pics on my log pile thread.

Interested to see how you plant yours up... My only ideas so far are a fern I've wanted for ages and various weeds I quite like...

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Discussions started by Victoria Sponge

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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Curious bulbous thing

Anyone recognise it? 
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Pruning Lavatera and Digitalis Ferruginea

Advice please 
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Recommendations and colour advice please 
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ID please

Mystery newcomers 
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Echium pininana x wildpretii

Blackened and shrivelled  
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Helleborus Washfield Queen

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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Cornus Flaviramea

Does it need different conditions to other dogwoods? 
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