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Favourite variety of your plants......

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 07:51

I used to sculpt with clay mostly and did lessons at schools for children aged  5-9, showing them how to prepare the clay, work it and fire it. It was a time after uni and I still have some bits hanging around but really wish I had trained as a mason or something, love stone.

My OH is the resident woodsniffer but me, I'm a stonechewer...ever been near stone planters or the paving section in a DIY store and just gnawed on the taste in the air?

How to beat Botrytis?

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 07:43

Some of my bare root Echinacea White Swan are showing signs of Botrytis (grey mould) on their leaves, I have sprayed already with a product that supposedly responds to black spot, grey mould and pest infestations but the instructions state that I can only spray a max of 4 times a year and what started as one leaf on one plant is now spreading to several other plants. What do I do about this guys?


Posted: 09/03/2015 at 06:20

morning bekkie and others

Favourite variety of your plants......

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 20:39

Sounds great ClaireA...The sculpture, not so much the welder thingy mer ghingy. I was a sculptor once 

Favourite variety of your plants......

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 20:01

Summer wine climbing rose is very special 


Posted: 08/03/2015 at 19:27

Sounds like good ideas Clari 

Still very mild here

Favourite variety of your plants......

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 17:51

I love salvias and they love my soil, my favourite by a long stretch is Salvia lyciodides, the deepness of its violet blue flowers is astonishing, especially at dusk and it's gently fragrant too, doesn't make a nuisance of itself and just about hardy in my patch to boot


Posted: 08/03/2015 at 17:44

Oooooooooooh nice

Where do i start?

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 17:39

You will get plenty of good advice here I'm sure but one thing I will say is to think of all your needs in the planning stage to save you time, money and trouble, for example, do you need electrics at the end of the garden and a water tap maybe instead of all that can carrying? The choices are your but it's helpful to really think what is practical 

Good luck, best time to be starting


Posted: 08/03/2015 at 16:55

Happy B day Liri

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