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Re: Heuchera "Silver scrolls". And nectaroscordum.

Message from Nicola

In forum: My Favourite Plant

Hi Kathryn, Welcome to Shoot! Thanks for your message. Do you have any photos of these plants you can add to the forum? If yes, reply to you or me and add up to 3. Cheers Nicola p.s. I hope you enjoy Shoot!

  • Posted: Sat. 9th June 2012 06:45

Re: Can't wait, can't wait.....

Message from Rob Wiltsher

In forum: Allotments

Hi Sarah and many thanks for another lovely, very helpful message. The weather here is just awful today and I went up to the plot as the winds were really blowing hard, just to check whether the black plastic was all in place still (it was) and to take some more large pieces of wood from our garden to further weigh it down. I do feel like a rabbit in the headlights at the moment as the plot really is such a mess, despite my hard work so far at clearing masses of brambles. A chap came around to look at it last Wednesday who is someone that could arrange the landscaping (desperately needed as the plot has been left for many years and has many variations in levels) and quoted just daft money to do the job so I said I would let him know ! I am resigned to the fact that I won't be able to grow anything really this year and that is fine - I just seem to have reached an impasse as the plot really needs major clearance of deep bramble roots and thick tussocks of well-established grassy mounds. Shame you don't live around the Bristol area otherwise I could show you ! All positive words of encouragement would be most welcome ! Oh, by the way - did I mention the fact that the plot measures 27 metres by 5.6 metres ?

  • Posted: Thu. 7th June 2012 17:30

Re: Lupine diseases

Message from Nicola

In forum: New member

Hi Benson - thanks for your message. We are a UK based site (although I was born in California) and you probably won't find advice that easily for your region as we rarely get that warm here! You might need to look for more local advice about what is impacting your Lupins. Hope you find other bits of the site useful anyway. All the best Nicola (founder:)

  • Posted: Fri. 1st June 2012 15:16

Re: Hello I have puppy problems

Message from Patricia Jones

In forum: New member

You need to provide an area that is purely for the dog to play and rest in. Some shade and some toys to stimulate him. Teach him what NO means and provide a food teat when he gets it right, this way he will learn to leave your plants alone and as he get bigger he will be able to join you all safely in the garden. Don't punish him with pepper dust.You might cause great harm to his nasal passage and eyes. Try taking him for a little walk before he comes into the garden, he will be less boisterous.

  • Posted: Wed. 30th May 2012 13:38

Further to my previous message about bridging

General post from Joyce Lewis

In forum: Clematis armandii 'Snowdrift'

oops!! Sorry we sent the last question without asking a question!!! Hoped to get some reccommendations as to what plants would be suitable to form this bridge. Must be evergreen to form a screen. Many thanks
Joyce & Geoff Lewis

  • Posted: Fri. 20th April 2012 12:20

Re: Juniperous skyrocket

Message from S. White

In forum: Juniperus scopulorum 'Sky Rocket'

Hi Kathy thanks for your message. The 4 trees were planted 3 years ago in the same area when my garden was landscaped. They started to go brown during a very dry spell a couple of years ago but despite lots of watering since then they still have a lot of brown foliage. There is some green foliage underneath the brown on all of them so I'll try your suggestion of lightly trimming it off.
Thanks and regards

  • Posted: Tue. 21st February 2012 09:42

Re: Re: Identification request

Message from Marietta

In forum: Identify a plant

I'm sorry did you not get my second message. After I enlarged the photo the foliage looks exactly like Epimedium. Here is a photo of my Epimendiums in winter.

  • Posted: Thu. 16th February 2012 22:11

Re: Your alert information

Message from Jean Jeppesen (J)

In forum: New member

Dear Nicola: thank you for your instant reply to my message. I love your site so far but wished more info and now I have it. I have tons of plants to add so will be upgrading soon. Thank you so much again. Keep up the great work!

  • Posted: Thu. 12th January 2012 14:36

Are there any plans to include info about how to grow from seeds or when to plant?

Question from Hayley Graham

In forum: x Alcalthaea suffrutescens 'Parkrondell'

I'm dying to upgrade my membership but am still using other sites constantly to find out when to plant seed etc which makes me feel that it's not yet worth the memership for my usage (obviously I recognise that it's an amazing site and that most people may not need this info, but I'm a total beginner and this is the info I most require.) Please, please tell me that there are plans to include this info in the future? Best Wishes.

  • Posted: Tue. 3rd January 2012 16:48

Re: thanks for the suggestionss

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Annie, Thanks:) I think you meant to reply to Patricia and Louise? If yes, please open your original topic and click reply to yourself or either of them. Please add your message to them there. That way they'll get an email to let them know you replied and also it helps to keep one conversation together. I hope you are enjoying Shoot! Kind regards, Nicola

  • Posted: Sat. 3rd December 2011 06:44

Re: Re: Using Plant lists in garden design

Message from Carol

In forum: How to use the site

Hi Nicola: I haven't got in to dividing up my list into my garden areas yet, but I do quite a lot of 'echoing' from one part of the garden to another. It's a great way to try different combinations and to use the plants that I know perform well. For example, I have irises and tulips all over the place, and hardy geraniums, sweet woodruff, bugle and lambs ears acting as ground cover in more than one area. I even have sage and thyme as decorative elements in distant borders as well as productive plants in the herb bank. So I would find this feature useful. That makes at least two of us!

  • Posted: Fri. 2nd December 2011 09:41

Re: Re: Autumn scent climber to disguise smell of chickens and rabbits!

Message from Patricia Jones

In forum: Gardening for wildlife

Apparently hop flowers have an antibiotic property which is good for the chickens digestive system. Not sure how you can stop them eating the shoots as they come through in the spring unless you plant it next to where they are allowed and train it in. Beware aware Hops are thugs, lovely for a year or two then they take over.If you can cover their run with clear corrugated plastic to keep the worst of the rain out this should help.You could then place a clematis over to provide shade.Chickens are woodland creatures and would feel safer from aerial predators You can dig in Lime to freshen the ground but they need to be kept off it for a couple of weeks. Another product I use is Stalosan F, this is a powder that is mixed in with the bedding and eliminates odours and germs but you should try to clean out the houses at the least weekly to avoid any and problems that can arise . I also use Hemp for bedding this absorbs moisture to a far greater rate than sawdust or shavings and make wonderful compost.
Sorry all you non chicken keepers for the long winded message.

  • Posted: Thu. 24th November 2011 17:21

Re: My acanthus

Message from Jacquie

In forum: Acanthus hungaricus

Thank you so much Franne. hope you get this message

  • Posted: Tue. 15th November 2011 17:27

Re: Ground cover

Message from Linda Regel

In forum: Garden design

Herbs would be good - thyme, oregano, marjoram, sage - all grow naturally on south facing banks and spread quickly - will look good for a long period, attract insects and you can eat them too!

  • Posted: Fri. 4th November 2011 15:32

Re: Sage Tri Colour

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Salvia officinalis 'Tricolor'

Hi, Laura,
It's best pruned in spring but if you want to tidy tatty leaves, you can - just don't prune too much now. Salvia officinalis 'Tricolor' is here on Shoot and if you add it to your 'Plants I Have' list, you will full instructions on when to prune and how to best go about it. Kathy C

  • Posted: Mon. 3rd October 2011 19:08

Sage Tri Colour

Question from Laura Blake

In forum: Salvia officinalis 'Tricolor'

Can it be tieded up in Autumn and if so by how much??

  • Posted: Mon. 3rd October 2011 05:53

knipofia wont flower

Question from viv

In forum: Kniphofia 'Royal Standard'

I bought a red hot poker from eBay several years ago. I've tried it in various parts if the garden and in tubs nut it hasn't grown or tiered. Not even a bud. It still just has the sage grassy leaves that it had when I bought it. Do I give in and buy a new one, move again, it realise that ny garden won't support knipofia ?!

  • Posted: Sat. 1st October 2011 07:21

Re: Re: Sporobolus heterolepis - availability

Message from Barry Tabor

In forum: Ornamental plants

Hello, Nicola,
Thanks for the helpful advice. I suspected that was the case, but never got round to checking with the people in charge (You, in fact). Sorry if this omission has caused any trouble for anyone, but there you have it, folks - anybody who wants to get in touch with me (and presumably with any member?) for any reason has only to mail Nicola at Head Office, and she will pass messages forward. And yes, Nicola, perhaps some of us would love to have a personal messaging system within this site, so 'more power to your elbow' with setting it up. It occurs to me, however, that some members may prefer to maintain their privacy, and so an 'opt out' should be available whenever you get a system working, perhaps?

I used to belong to a numismatic site, and they had such a set-up, and I made friends through that facility in UK, Holland, USA, India and elsewhere, some of whom I shall be meeting in Amsterdam next weekend, and another in Ahmedabad early next year. So it works to give members the oportunity to get together, and they can then make of the opportunity exactly how much or how little they wish. I think 'Plant Heritage' has a similar encouragement to get in touch with other members locally, and many mutually beneficial garden visits have been arranged there. I have been involved with a few in the past, and they are always enjoyable and useful both for visitor and visited members, I found. Sorry for the long mail, but it might be interesting and informative to hear some opinions on the subject ....

  • Posted: Thu. 22nd September 2011 09:28

Re: Plant from Spain

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Donna,

Hope you find out about your plant... it is a bit small to perhaps identify just yet? Can you ask the owners of the original what it was?

Your message reminds me that I was just at the launch of a new Plant Quarantine facility at Kew and they were telling me to actually advise our members not to bring in plants or seeds from abroad. This is more related non-EU plants, but a staggering £1.7 bn is cost to the UK economy from imported pests, diseases and weeds! Hopefully this new facility will help reduce this staggering problem.

Good luck finding out what your plant is:)


  • Posted: Sun. 18th September 2011 19:40

Re: Making new raised beds

Message from a1roses

In forum: Edible gardening

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  • Posted: Wed. 24th August 2011 10:13