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Carole Stanley's forum posts

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Plant ID

from Georgie

Hi Fleur

It looks like a Hebe to me. There are many types though and I'm afraid I don't know the variety.

Georgie

  • Posted: Sat. 20th February 2010 20:20

Fungi

from Georgie

This autumn seems to have been particularly good for fungi and I have come across a number of varieites in my garden. I think they are extraordinarily beautiful and I would like to know more about them. Can anyone recommend a good illustrated book please? Here's a photo of one of them.

Georgie

  • Posted: Sun. 1st November 2009 15:49
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Centratherum intermedium 'Pineapple Sangria'

from Georgie

This plant is my find of the year. I was attracted to it as it was billed as being a favourite with bees and butterflies, has pineapple scented leaves and is drought tolerant.

The seeds were sown in late March and germinated within a week. The plants have been flowering non-stop since early August and are is still covered with blooms now. It has met all expectations and more. It hasn't been bothered by slugs and snails nor does it seem to suffer from powdery mildew unlike similar looking plants such as Asters.

I gather it is a short lived perennial but I've saved some seeds for next year just in case. I'm growing it in my sunny border but I think it would look equally good in a large container.

Georgie

  • Posted: Sat. 24th October 2009 13:08

dog pee

from Georgie

Celia you are most welcome. How refreshing to get such a quick acknowledgement too. It makes for a much friendlier and interesting forum when we get a bit of dialogue going. So thanks to you too. :D

Georgie

  • Posted: Thu. 1st October 2009 22:10

dog pee

from Georgie

Hi. I've not tried this as I don't have dogs but I've read that a teaspoon of tomato puree mixed in with your dog's food will do the trick. Good luck.

Georgie

  • Posted: Thu. 1st October 2009 14:41

Gardening for Schools

from Georgie

Hello.

I'm a member of Garden Organic and they have some help available for schools. Here's a link:

http://www.gardenorganic.org.uk/organicgardening/schools.php

Good luck. Georgie

  • Posted: Mon. 28th September 2009 19:49

What they were eating before

from Georgie

LOL Liz you are a worrier! :D If you go in the garden after it's rained you often see the big orange slugs around and if you look closely they are eating old and decaying stuff lying around the garden. Try dropping a fresh leaf of something in their path and my guess is that they will ignore it in favour of their preferred diet.

Georgie

  • Posted: Fri. 11th September 2009 19:39

Slug eggs in compost?

from Georgie

Hi Liz

I am neither a botanist nor a biologist but I will try once again to reassure you with logic. The slugs in your compost will be the ones that prefer to eat decaying matter as opposed to tender young plants. It follows that their offspring (the eggs) will prefer a similar diet. Does that help?

Georgie

  • Posted: Thu. 10th September 2009 20:50

Thank you

from Georgie

That was quick work, Nicola. Thanks very much. :D

Georgie

  • Posted: Tue. 8th September 2009 15:57

Which Hebe - close up

from Georgie

Here's the second photo

  • Posted: Mon. 7th September 2009 14:14