Victoria Sponge


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Dead trolley bargain hunt

Posted: Yesterday at 21:24

I don't know if I have Home Bargains, I will look it up.


Two of my longest living JA's are getting smaller each year, they must be going somewhere, maybe Essex, why not🤔😀

Dead trolley bargain hunt

Posted: Yesterday at 20:59

That's good aym I reckon the salvia will come back.


I have rashly overspent buying a sale Jap anemone for £3


There was nothing else on the dead shelf of interest so I thought I might as well buy it as not. JA's malinger for me but this one looks promising - a leaf was growing out the bottom of the pot and although the label says max 25cm, I can see for myself it's nearer 45cm. 


I expect the garden to be overrun by Thurs.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: Yesterday at 14:09

Been in a meddly mood this w/e and continued to move plants around ready for next year.


Been shifting polemonium and astrantias to the front garden and oriental poppies from the front to back. Snapped virtually every root so might not have seen the last of them


Replanted around the shady pondside, moved in a hydrangea and lythrum salicaria and shuffled the lungwort and drumstick prims about.


It's a bit too warm for moving anything else now (for the plants, I mean) so will have a brew and do some planning. Need to relocate a persicaria red dragon, a phormium black adder and the stinging nettle patch...but where?...🤔

Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 09:43

Bump for Jo and also the following part packs available:





Hopefully that's seeable


Oh, it isn't- top left in 3rd pic is centranthus ruber...

Last edited: 28 August 2016 09:46:13

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 20:19

Ripped most of the creeping cr*p out the shade border today, something I call celandine but might not be, something like a non-sticky sticky weed, a few lengths of hedge woundwort and a bale of couch grass. Going to have to keep on top of that twisty border


Also ripped out some white scabious, I'd moved them to one of the best spots in the garden yet they are still mean flowerers.


Sorted out my seed tin looking for Autumn direct sow types, think they do much better than the spring sows. Will put the reject seeds on the swap thread in due course.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 20:03

I seem to have missed about 8 pages of this thread! Fab catching up though


Perki, you have a beautiful garden, amazing mix of colours...


Stunning landscape pics from Pat and love Verdun's grass, hosta and swan blend.


Welcome to the forum celadonsusan

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 15:23

Actually did some fun gardening today, instead of the sulking and scheming I've been doing for the last few weekends...


Planted up an extension I made to the triangle bed on the 'lawn' side. From elsewhere in the garden I moved verbena b seedlings, allium sphaero, lythrum (Robert, I think), campanula glomerata, a white vernonia, various tall blue scabious and a phlox and Schizostylis I had sat in pots.


Only need one new plant, a Thalictrum Elin, I think.


Then moved a few polemoniums, a miscanthus, Sanguisorba and golden rod to various better places and decided to quit while I was ahead and veered too far from The Plan.

Last edited: 21 August 2016 15:27:15

Plants I won't be growing again next year

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 11:09

2016 superstars


- nemesia carnival mix, nothing beats this in the baskets and pots of the idle


- Devils bit scabious, lovely colour and more bees than other scabs, will make some more 


Bin pile:


mount laurel shrub, lazy part timer


echinacea, neither alive nor dead


campanula takesimana, sorry to who I sent the seeds to


canterbury bells, I wanted to like you

What are you most proud of/pleased with?

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 09:45

What a nice thread


Your post made me laugh/groan with empathy aym I feel the same about my garden this year - last year it was almost exactly how I wanted it but now it doesn't quite look right


I'm a bug gardener too and am very proud of my collection. Had honeybees in the chimney since last year and a bumblebee nest in the hedgehog box. With my rudimentary bee IDing I discovered five bumble types in one day in June 

Plant ID please

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 20:31

Wild basil, perhaps🤔

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Another ID please

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ID please

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Anyone recognise it? 
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