Latest posts by Cangrandmafixiit

Can you name these two leaves

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 14:08

I think as franco says , it is a pyrethum or same family. 

Keep this , but do away with the dock ,dont let it seed.

Looking for best/fastest creeper/vine for a time lapse music video idea

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 14:02

HI, figrat has beaten me to it !  If you go with this one get stocked up with a good weedkiller ! 

Some clematis are quicker than others.

If you want to add triffid amongst it all ,  then go for ...... what I call the giant Thistle it will grow a couple of metres tall , problebly with a dollop of horse muck around its roots will  grow gigantic even more . I wiil try to find the name for it . The plant itself grows  with grey felty leaves and prickles looks good, you may need to stake discreetly , it will branch out from the main stem . Iy has big purple thistle flowers. at the momant all I can think of is the " scottish thistle "  but I will check this out .

Another you might use are "Cardoons" similar though I think it was known as a veg in the victorian times . They ate the young leaves .

J Parkers let down

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 13:45

nodisab, I hope that you hadnt ordered the poppies which I had ordered.They have just arrived and are much better than the first lot . but as I say things are differant how they work . They are now saying you only have so long to complain about a shrub . I can not agree with this as you usualy get some as bare roots. So by the time they are supposed to get into leaf , its too late .

J Parkers let down

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 10:18

I think Parkers have changed ownership , They are not as good as they used to be . must add though I am still waiting for the replacements . So I could have a change of mind.

I mostley go to the garden centers now. 


Hello I'm a Lily Beetle, come and get me!

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 10:02

How do you know that they have  not crawled up to the lid or the edge of the top , and as you lift the lid they are not flying off to your garden to take their  revenge  with vengence ???????.

I recycle mine! they are fed to  a  Carniverous Plant on my windowsil . They eat and kill my lilies , so my Carniverous plants eat and kill THEM for me !



Posted: 03/06/2013 at 09:52

Which  species Arum  lily ?

 I have seen the large yellow one at the edge of ponds at NationalTtrust properties.

J Parkers let down

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 22:23

I ordered some orienral poppies 4 for £12  -odd plus postage . They arrived not as small plants  as Id had a few week ago from Jersey .

These were 1 to 2 inch dried up black roots , and 1 piece of white root 3 inch long . No planting instructions so I set them in pots of free draining  soil . The same as Id done with the small jersey's actual plants    .(  Which were almost double in size since they arrived ).

I checked after a few weeks . I ended up phoning for a replacement as I couldnt even find  the dried up roots .

I will follow this up when ? I recieve the replacement .

To give credit where its due , my shrubs which I had from them about 8 yrs ago are realy beautiful  and in flower right now -

Moth Orchids

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 22:00

 Does anyone  grow moth Orchids in the greenhouse - Im trying to make space !

Unknown Plant

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 21:48

Their are certain plant groups that I drool over and Iris is one of them  , I would suggest every 3 years to split them .


Posted: 02/06/2013 at 20:22

Do you eat eggs ? I used to put crushed egg shells around hosta's - but first dry them off by putting at the bottom of your ovan . They crush easier too . I have also a holly tree ,The ones under this dont get attacked as the leaves drop quite ofton , they dry so I assume they dont like the prickles !

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