Latest posts by Blubell

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.

Talkback: Feeding birds in winter

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 19:47
Yes Nut could be the weather as I don't recall it being a problem last year . Although I do have more food variety to offer this year.
Thank you for the advice - reduced portions until the
Plate/feeder cleared. Nuts are too expensive to

Small tree stump in ground

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 19:23
If there is no life showing then I would attack
it to let it know it's not welcome. It will rot away eventually
but if you want to plant something else I guess
You haven't got time to wait. Drilling holes is a
Good idea or maybe an axe? If there is not much room to
Plant then plant something young and let it
Grow into the space. Roots will always find someway to

Discussions started by Blubell

Wrong plant wrong place

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butterfly sighting

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How and when to prune an acer

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dividing hostas

hosta dividing 
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flowers in wrong season

confused flowers 
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Pansy colour

Pansy colour 
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Cleaning patio

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Attacking pampas

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Talkback: Feeding birds in winter

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Snowdrops make an apperance 
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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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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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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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