Amy Kelly


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Plant (or weed) identification please

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 10:04

Photos taken this morning, thanks for the help!

Plant (or weed) identification please

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 10:04

Plant (or weed) identification please

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 10:03

Sorry, I've been trying to attach the photos but the site keeps giving an error... Hope they attach this time!


Plant (or weed) identification please

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 09:55

Hello gardeners! We came back from holiday to find this plant growing in one of our pots, and I've been letting it grow to see if it turned into a garden gem... But I still have no idea what it is or if I should keep it.


It is about 6" high by 18" wide, with a loose or trailing habit, rust coloured stems and green leaves with green fluffy spiked flower buds that open into tiny pale yellow flowers.


Does anyone know what this is? Many thanks!

Too many ads in Gardeners' World Magazine?

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 10:01

Well, that's me told ???

 

I'll take a leaf from all of you and stop worrying about ads, but maybe cancel my subscription and read it in the library to save the paper waste.

Too many ads in Gardeners' World Magazine?

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 12:07

Just re-posting the page numbers that are 100% ads because in my browser half of them on my post above are hidden in the margin (by a Laithwaites ad, for the record

2,13,16,18,20,23,25,29,30,31,39,40,45,48,

51,52,53,59,64,67,73,74,78,82,83,84,86,

90,94,100,103,109,115,116,117,118,120,

130,135,137,138,139,140,141,142,143,144

145,146,147,148,149,150,151,152,153,155

Plus several inserts.

Too many ads in Gardeners' World Magazine?

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 12:00

I am happy for them to make a profit, after all, I pay money each month to read the magazine. I just feel taken advantage of because SO many of the pages this month are full page ads. I feel like they must have lost real content to make space for ads.

Dovefromabove makes a good point about who pays for the website, but I think there is maybe BBC money and subscription money, and revenue from the online ads you see all over the website, and I don't mind SOME ads in the magazine, in fact the plant offers can sometimes be very informative, but there are just too many this month... They are being greedy and taking advantage. Profit I am happy with, gouging I am not.

There is literally a full page of ads on the following pages in July:

2,13,16,18,20,23,25,29,30,31,39,40,45,48,51,52,53,59,64,67,73,74,78,82,83,84,86,90,94,100,103,109,115,116,117,118,120,130,135,137-153,155, plus all of the inserts. And we pay to buy it as well!

Seriously, how much profit do they need to make? Look at the page numbers above fellow readers. We deserve better than this, don't we?

Too many ads in Gardeners' World Magazine?

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 11:28

Hi gang, maybe I just never noticed, but I got July's edition today and there are so many full page ads that it is genuinely hampering my enjoyment of it. I was wondering if any of you out there subscribe, and if you feel the same way?

I plan to dig out a year old edition and do an actual comparison. Like I said, maybe I am imagining things, so I really hope some of you will chime in and if they are over-doing things with the ads then maybe we can get them to pay attention...

black opal tomato plant

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 21:01

Mine has suddenly taken a turn for the worst... Drooping leaves and flower buds dropping off. Any suggestions? All other tomatoes have been treated the same way but are flourishing. I am at a loss.

Talkback: Plants for green roofs with soil depth 100mm

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 23:51
I don't have a green roof, but what I do have is a back garden that my partner had previously "landscaped" with nothing but gravel and paving stones, that I use the same way. By raking back the gravel and adding a small amount of potting compost mixed with gravel and sand, then re-covering with the clean gravel, I have created an extremely shallow bed. The gravel holds heat and a tiny bit of moisture, and although I can't plant it too thickly, we have had a great display of Livingstone Daisy (reared in the greenhouse and planted out as seedlings), and both Californian Poppies (Eschscholzia californica) and normal field poppies scatter sown. Some self sown pansies and violas are also creeping in, and this year the real success story has been Lysimachia monelli/Anagallis monelli/Blue Pimpernel, also transplanted. You suggest that the Cal. Poppies flower May-June, but if you either leave some seedpods on your earliest plants to self sow, or scatter new seeds in July, they will keep going until it frosts. It is September and not only are some of mine sown in May still going after being cut back, but, but seeds self sown by the ones I didn't cut back have germinated and are starting to flower. The gravel keeps them warmer at night so I get a longer season, and they seem to come back very reliably, even after a hard winter.

I would offer 2 tips: (1) Don't assume "green" means to cover every scrap of space with a plant, and (2) scatter seeds and see what comes up. Your conditions are going to make more difference that what it says on the packet.
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Plant (or weed) identification please

Anyone know what this is? 
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Too many ads in Gardeners' World Magazine?

Is it just me, or is every third page suddenly an ad? 
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Talkback: Plants for green roofs with soil depth 100mm

I don't have a green roof, but what I do have is a back garden that my partner had previously "landscaped" with nothing but gravel and pavin... 
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Need Help Identifying Poundland Tomatoes

Are "cerise tomato" seeds cordon or bush? 
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Is it too late to improve drainage?

With bulbs already coming up and annuals ready to go in, I've realize my soil is not draining 
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