Latest posts by Blubell

dividing hostas

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 20:34

I have a hosta in a pot that is breaking slowly from the top due to frost damage. The hosts is well established and I was thinking of dividing as the pot will expire soon ? Will it survive if I divide and repot now instead if spring ? 

Hedge for clay

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 20:23

I have clay . Escallonia does well as a hedge produces flowers for bees but no berries . Very pretty and low maintenance and evergreen 

Hedge for clay

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 20:22

I have clay . Escallonia does well as a hedge produces flowers for bees but no berries . Very pretty and low maintenance 

flowers in wrong season

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 09:40

Mrs winder value for money then have you covered for cold winter spells? Mine get a few frost damaged leaves by in two minds 


flowers in wrong season

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 15:00

My hebe is flowering in January ! What is the world coming too? I still have roses flowering and  daffs that have been and gone 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 14:57

Bought some compost in anticipation of warmer weather. Removed diseased leaves from hellebore as they are now in fat bud.

Filled up bird feeder but now inside having a nice cuppa 

Cleaning patio

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 06:45
Thanks Lancashire lass. My patio nowhere near any thing living (apart from algae) will defo give it a ago.

Cleaning patio

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 17:06

Thanks lass. Can y let us know aftr a week to see if there's an improvement. 

Thought about jet washing but tends to loosen the grout and causes more work 

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






Discussions started by Blubell

Wrong plant wrong place

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dividing hostas

hosta dividing 
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flowers in wrong season

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Pansy colour

Pansy colour 
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Cleaning patio

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Attacking pampas

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don't waste my time plant!

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winter jasmine

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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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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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