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Elephant Hawkmoth

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 21:33

Great photos! I bet they love that fucshia, i read the moths like plants with similar colours to them.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 21:23

Sorry Busy, I only grow the Sahin Heleniums, i've tried to make/grow a prairie style border on top of a bank this year with mixed results. The heleniums, rudbeckia, stipa and pennisetum have done ok, but I got echinacea 'mistral' instead of regular purpurea and so are only 15 cm tall and rather lost!

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 20:48

Thanks Verdun and Fairygirl, I agree, H.densiflorum is a bit of a brute, but shallow rooting so easy for me to control. I do love the gingers! I've also got H.gardnerianum and H.greenii but not in flower yet. Yeah scent is lovely, strong in the morning I find, like lily of the valley.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 20:17

Thanks fidget, it can get very windy here, so I grow them as climbers! Just need some sun to ripen them off now....

Black Bamboo Dying?

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 20:08

As has been said, bamboo in containers need to be kept well watered.

My phyllostachys nigra is currently dropping old leaves as the new ones come through so maybe not bad news...... A photo would help.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 19:59


Ginger lilies (hedychium densiflorum) and tomatoes still providing 



poorly tree

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 14:57

The flowering cherry tree in my front garden has dropped it leaves already. It was the really dry May,June and July we had, has stressed it. Leave it until spring to see if it terminal.

You best reccomendation

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 19:13

If I had to pick just one it would be snowdrops, so easy to grow and such a welcoming sight in the garden - the start of great things to come

Plant ID - post questions for GW Magazine

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 18:22

Can I join in?! Dancer2, I think they're Crinum powellii rosea....


Posted: 11/08/2014 at 13:54

Do you trim your S.tennuissima now to get a 2nd flush?

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Lobelia Tupa gall?

Anyone seen this before? 
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Why the cane Monty? 
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The beauty of nature

Perfect timing! 
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