Latest posts by wrightt

Unknown plant

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 16:13

Thank youDen 246

you are right it is Cupea Llavea we are just finding out if it is black face or cha cha, though we are fairly certain it is blackface.

Unknown plant

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 14:11

It ok it is upright now

Unknown plant

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 14:03

can anyone tell me what this plant is as I bought it from a market stall in Portugal. I think it grows about 45cm by 45cm and sorry picture is on its side as I forgot to rotate it.


Posted: 26/04/2016 at 19:19

Anyone had a chance to do any gardening today? Its nice here in Dorset now but am having dinner so watering greenhouse is all I will have time to do I think. I am hoping for better weather tomorrow as intend to be in the grarden all day.


Posted: 26/04/2016 at 16:30

Just turned sunny here but sky is black so not sure it will last.

Help Save The Hedgehogs

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 16:16

I have a hedgehog hiberanting in my bark shreddrings does anyone know when it will wake up as I am rather fed up with having dumpy bags of bark shreddings in my front garden but having found the one hedgehog and quickly covered it up with the amount of shreddings I had removed before I found it I decidded that ther may be others so don't dare emptying any of them. I took a quick peek carefully last week and it is still there. I have checked, it is alive.


Posted: 26/04/2016 at 16:10

It has just snowed in London my mother has said and here in Dorset we are having our 3rd hail storm of the day. Anyone having nice sunshine at the moment. I am not even venturing to the shed with the hail storms adn just managed to water the plants in the greenhouse before the fiirst hail storm started.

New garden - suggestions for design please

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 09:07

All the plants suggested love being planted in rotting leaves but do check the acidity as though you are on sand it may well be acidic form the pile of leaves that have been dropped over the years.

New garden - suggestions for design please

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 09:53

I do not have a walnut tree but have planted a few years ago a number of items under a cupressus leylandeii which is also supposed to be not possible and have items flowering under it through the year so its worth a try. Just make sure you just improve the soil before you start, and keep them moist (especially in the first year) and mulch annually with bark chippings or leaf mould.

New garden - suggestions for design please

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 11:31

I forgot to say visit a lot of gardens that open for the NGS etc as they will give you lots of ideas.A number will soon be opening for snowdrop and early bulbs so just checkout the NGS web site.

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