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Where in the world are you?

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 21:18

I live in West London. On a clear day, I can see Wembley Stadium. Retired 6 years ago. I've always done a bit of gardening, but never had the time to get fully engrossed. Now all that's changed and its developed into an obsession! 

Another ID please

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 16:00

Wow, thanks for the quick replies. Birds are a distinct probability as we get lots of them here.  It dies back in the winter and comes up again in the summer.

Plant ID

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 15:56

Thanks all. Will it grow from a root cutting? I know the person whose house its growing at so will ask nicely if I can take a piece of it.

Another ID please

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 15:43

I don't remember planting this climber and have lost any tag it might have had.  Appreciate an ID if you can.  Thanks

Plant ID

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 15:40

Hello Gardeners. Can anyone tell me what this is?  Its an absolute bee magnet as you can see from the photo.  Thanks in advance

Snails in the Lawn!

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 12:14

I go around the lawn at night with a torch and kill any I find. By the next morning, all the bodies seem to have disappeared. Presume the birds have an early morning buffet?

Moss removel from driveway

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 17:05

I use diluted Jeyes Fluid in a watering can for killing off the moss on our block paving. Leave it until the moss withers, then just brush it off. Works a treat.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 13:18

Still on antibiotics for my insect bite infection. Came back from the shops yesterday to find a big chunk of my lovely hydrangea had split with all that rain and had fallen into the pond. I bet the fish got a shock. I took all the flower heads off and distributed the tied bunches to my neighbours. This morning, I kitted myself out in protective clothing and tidied up some geums. I put out the washing in the lovely sunshine and now its raining from the heavens!

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 20:45

Gardeners - a cautionary tale. On Wednesday evening I went into the garden to deadhead a few perennials that had gone over (stupidly I went out in shorts and sandals!). When I came back indoors, I noticed 3 tiny pinhead size red dots on my lower leg and ankle. I thought, mosquito bites and just applied some savlon bite and sting cream .By Thursday morning though I was in absolute agony. Swollen lower leg and ankle and now 3 huge blisters had replaced the pinhead dots. I rushed off to the local minor accident and treatment centre and was told they were infected insect bites. I'm now on a course of strong antibiotics! No more deadheading for me, at least not without covering up.

plant ids

Posted: 06/07/2016 at 21:36

The little yellow flower looks like a coronilla, part of the pea family. Lucky you if it is. They smell absolutely gorgeous I could be completely wrong of course and no doubt somebody will verify this. Could the white flower be whats called a 'poached egg' plant

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Another ID please

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Underperforming rhododendrun

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Plant ID please

Plant ID 
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Help please!

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