Latest posts by AnniD

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Big Dreams Small Spaces

Posted: 09/01/2017 at 22:03

I enjoyed it - any gardening on TV at this time of year is a bonus ! Loved the attitude of the young couple, they really got "stuck in" - I cannot abide those who seem to think that Monty will come along and do it all for them. I seem to remember a few in previous series who thought that's what would happen !

Leaves turning white/yellow

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 14:52

I bought some pansies last week from a well known supermarket & (touch wood) they are looking healthy in the baskets & round the garden. My next door neighbour went the next day & bought some from the same place. The leaves on his have started to turn yellow/white, uniformly all over the leaf. There are no spots (or I would have thought of leaf spot), He has not been using weedkiller, and wore gloves when planting them out (so nothing such as bleach on his fingers). I am stuck for an answer - can anyone help please ? 

Aster "Victoria"

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 21:36

Thanks both, much appreciated

Aster "Victoria"

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 11:45

I bought 3 aster "Victoria" from my local Homebase for the princely sum of £1.97 each.

The pots state that they are annual plants "for one season only" but I thought asters were perennial. A search on t'internet doesn't seem to help. Can anyone advise me please?  

Keukenhof - have you been ?

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 21:40

Thanks obelixx (loved the photos )  & Brickman.

I'll certainty  look at information re: Leiden. It's nice to get feedback from people who have visited. 

Foxglove query

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 16:28

Thanks all, maybe I'll hedge my bets & plant some out & put some in the cold frame

Keukenhof - have you been ?

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 13:55

One of the things my husband & I hope to do next year is to visit Keukenhof Gardens to see the tulips.

Rather than go on an organised visit, we were thinking of organising our own flights, hotel etc.

Has anyone done this, and can you give any tips about visiting ?

Many thanks 


Foxglove query

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 13:39

I sowed a fair few foxgloves seeds earlier this summer, and while most have grown on well & have been planted out, I have others that are much smaller. Although they look healthy enough, they are still really small & in 2 inch pots ! The roots are only just beginning to show through  the bottom of the pots.

I think they will still be too small to plant out in a month's time, so my question is, do I pot them on , keep them in a cold frame overwinter & plant them out in Spring, and will they flower if so?

Or shall I cut my losses & compost them?

Thanks for advice 


Help with plant identity please

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 16:58

Thanks all. My plan is to split it and pot up until the Spring, so knowing what it is will really help !

Thanks again

Help with plant identity please

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 09:46

Please can anyone identify this plant that I dug up yesterday ? Hopefully the photo is good enough ! It has quite ribbed leaves & apparently the flowers are on stalks, are purple & look a bit like agastache. Many thanks  

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Aster "Victoria"

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Keukenhof - have you been ?

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Foxglove query

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Help with plant identity please

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Bearded Iris division

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Gardeners' World Live 2015

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Geranium "Mayflower" - help please!

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