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Latest posts by Blubell

More Plant I-D's please.

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 17:02

Not convinced 5 is an Abelia, I know there are a few species but have my doubts...


Primula looks as though it needs dividing. Good job to do in spring after flowering.


7 yes agree Japanese as anemone if no sticks. Flowering currants have smaller leaves.

Attacking pampas

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 13:12

 Mine are one in front of the other. I have cut down the one at the front but the second one very cleverly screens my compost bin. Thinking of cutting them down in alternate years so I still have screening. Anyone know how quickly they grow back?, the uncut one is 6ft at present






First Spring Flowers

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 22:51

Dirty digging _ what type of flowers are the white ones please ? Look stunning 

Attacking pampas

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 22:43

Too scared to do the other one now in case of rodents! Will get OH to use hedge trimmer , sounds like a Labour saving device. 

First Spring Flowers

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 22:36

In S.e. to ; Have left my clematis in bud in tact but the rest have had the valentines day chop .

Have loads of helleborous and niger in flower along with snowdrops,slow to start, but rampaging ahead now. Daffs, primula and flowering cherry (bit early mind you) but no sign of croaks. 

Pansy colour

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 22:22


Pansy colour

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 21:05
Planted some lovely blue pansies today In between the gaps if my box hedge (not yet filled out) Great suggestion by gardeners world magazine ! Thank you - hope the passers enjoy them too!

Cleaning patio

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 21:00
I would welcome any suggestions for cleaning the patio. It is Indian sandstone but has lost its colour and gained slippery sludgy bits. I have put soda crystals on a patch today but would welcome any advice

Attacking pampas

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 20:56
Weather has been good to me today. I have made a good start in cutting back my pampas grass. It hasn't been cut down since I moved here over 10 years ago . I decided to start on this first otherwise My garden bin gets too full of other stuff And before I know it, it's too late and it has To wait for another year. A few cuts here and there but I think I am in the winning side !

Red Robin shrub

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 20:45
My Sundance grew to just over 6ft but the wind
broke it this year and I had to cut it back to 1ft.
It grows back again, the last time I had to
cut back was due to the heavy snow breaking
it. I should have brushed the snow off quicker!
How about abelia grandiflora as an alternative ? It grows
to about 5ft and is evergreen with small
white flowers. Also has arching branches which
may not suit.

Discussions started by Blubell

dividing hostas

hosta dividing 
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flowers in wrong season

confused flowers 
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Last Post: 25/01/2015 at 09:40

Pansy colour

Pansy colour 
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Last Post: 21/02/2014 at 22:22

Cleaning patio

Suggestions for patio cleaning  
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Last Post: 18/03/2014 at 17:02

Attacking pampas

Garden clear out 
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Last Post: 23/02/2014 at 14:21

Talkback: Feeding birds in winter

I try and do my bit and the birds happily eat all the seeds and fat balls provided However my peanuts are hardly ever eaten and go mouldy .... 
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Last Post: 13/01/2015 at 11:35


Snowdrops make an apperance 
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Last Post: 20/01/2014 at 09:17

don't waste my time plant!

What plants do you battle with each year and perserve with instead of letting go? 
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Last Post: 14/01/2014 at 17:29

winter jasmine

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Last Post: 01/01/2014 at 17:57

Talkback: Rose pruning

I have a rambling rose that has appeared in my garden and I have let it stay even though I haven't seen it flower. It is already 8ft and cli... 
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Last Post: 06/01/2014 at 22:24

Talkback: Growing mahonia

I have two mahonias in my front garden Charity and an old fellow not sure of his name. He is very leggy and I as m going to have to bite the... 
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Last Post: 28/12/2013 at 15:35
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