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What kind of Garden injuries hav you had

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 21:27

I was up a small ladder putting wood preserver on the shed when the ladder wobbled and I fell between it and the shed onto the concrete, breaking my wrist.  Also, as I landed my neck connected with a cane which nearly went through my jaw (now have a scar under my chin).  I had a telling off from the hospital consultant, who told me never to go up a ladder when I was on my own.  He'd had a patient who fell when building a treehouse and broke both ankles.  He was on his own and died of hyperthermia.  Lesson learnt!


Posted: 01/10/2015 at 21:15

I wouldn't use bonemeal if you have dogs.  Mine went mad for it and I had to put string round everything I'd treated!

Who can name this clematis?

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 21:13

Yes, I'd say its "Firework" too.  I have one.

What is this ground cover plant?

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 20:11

Thanks very much.  Perhaps it's slightly tender?  I hope so, as it's already trying to escape it's rockery bed and come up under the path!

What is this ground cover plant?

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 19:17

Hi everyone


Can anyone identify this ground cover plant with small mauve flowers.  It's very pretty, but methinks it might be invasive as it's spreading rapidly!  Fortunately, I have it in a raised rockery bed.

Have I made a dreadful mistake planting this?  I bought it at a charity Plant Sale and it didn't have a label.


Lilies - Overwintering in pots

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 12:24


Can anyone please tell me what to do with lilies in pots over the winter.  I've put them in the greenhouse, but do I water them during the winter or leave them dry?

Climbers - Mandevilla and Sundavilla

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 20:38

Just bought these 2 climbers.  Haven't come across them before but was drawn to the white Mandevilla and red Sundaville as soon as I saw them.  What is their proper name, and are they easy to grow?.  No info on the labels! Are they perennial and, if so, can I over-winter them in an unheated greenhouse?

Ground Elder for a beginner

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 20:23

I think I've managed to get on top of my ground elder problem.  I waited until the leaves uncurled and then sprayed them with Roundup, as advised.  It's the second year I've sprayed, and they are coming up much less.  Be careful not to let the spray drift onto other plants, but if they are quite woody stemmed plants, they will be ok.  Keep looking amongst the surrounding plants during the spring and summer, and spray each leaf you find as it appears.  I have a totally unkempt garden next to mine and am constantly fighting ground elder, brambles, ivy  and worst of all - bindweed!  Good luck.

Cuttings from Wisteria?

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 20:07

Were the plants in Aldi the dark mauve or the pale flowered ones?  I'd have to make a special journey there and it's the dark flowered wisteria I really want. Also, does anyone know how safe it is to plant wisteria against a house wall, as some of the older plants I've seen have a very thick trunk and branches, so I wondered if the roots could damage a house's foundations?

Please help identify :)

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 19:48

Careful.  Bleeding heart attracts slugs!  Put lots of sharp grit around the base.

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What is this ground cover plant?

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Last Post: 09/07/2015 at 12:19

Lilies - Overwintering in pots

Care of lilies in winter 
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Last Post: 23/01/2015 at 12:31

Climbers - Mandevilla and Sundavilla

Just bought these 2 climbers. Haven't come across them before but was drawn to the white Mandevilla and red Sundaville. Are these climbers easy to grow? Are they perennial? How large do they get? 
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Last Post: 07/07/2013 at 20:55
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