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Posted: 10/01/2015 at 22:17

Thanks for that BL it's a useful guide.  Planning to try and grow my own this year for the first time.


Posted: 10/01/2015 at 22:02

A lot of whats new this year has come from comments and recommendations on here.

Verdun has unwittingly pursuaded me to try ornamental grasses including briza media which I have grown from seed.

I'm also giving agastache blue boa a go

Wild Swan Anemone which was a recommendation to replace Japanese varieties that proved to be real thugs in my garden

I've also been pursuaded to give Iris's another go.

Regular contributers.

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 21:51

Hi Cowslip, I'm a fairly regular contributor and if that's what I want to do with my spare time then that's what I will do.  I don't really feel I have to justify it to anyone.  Sorry.

Unusual red hot pokers......

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 19:22

Don't ask me why but I can't stand them. Weird isn't it how some people develop a dislike to particular flowers.  Hate golden rod and broome as well.


Posted: 10/01/2015 at 19:19

Yes please Archie, happy to help celebrate your return. 

I'll be with you in spirit tomorrow Lizzie.

I've decided to brighten up the back of the garden by planting a cherry tree in front of the boring lleylandi.  Ive decided on 'Amanogawa' as I dont want too much shade.  I think if I plant it forward enough it should get enough water and its a good sunny site so it should be OK.

Also decided to cut down the size of the lawn so I can get more plants in.  Thinking of lilac. Haven't decided what else to go for. 

Off to have a quick look round




Posted: 10/01/2015 at 13:12

Just watching a very silly man climbing a ladder trying to put his roof tile back on in gale force winds.



Posted: 10/01/2015 at 12:13

I think Verdun was just trying to add a bit of humour to this very boring debate that has been held more times than I care to mention.


Posted: 10/01/2015 at 12:08

Really windy here in West Mids but no damage as far as I can see.  Hope everyone is safe.


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 20:15

Hi everyone,

Sorry to hear about your son's friend Dove, I hope everything turn's out OK, I'll be keeping my fingers crossed.

SGL hope you are feeling OK, a hot bath sounds like a good idea.

Good garden centre/nursery

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 15:00


Good range of plants in good condition not just the most common ones

Plenty of information about stock and knowledgeable staff


Help with loading if required

Good selection of support products (plant foods, seeds, compost, pots, garden tools etc etc

Delivery available for larger items if required

Nice to have

Good quality coffee shop

My local garden Centre has all these (Ashoods) and I visit on average twice a month


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