Latest posts by chrissieB

Best plant for an east facing site

Posted: Yesterday at 09:22

It doesn't look a very big space for a large shrub - you might want something that goes up more than out and from my experience philadelphus does both - what is the size, photos are very difficult to judge sometimes?

weigela, any one have any bright ideas?

Posted: Yesterday at 09:18

I'm not sure that even very old weigela have very thick stems so wonder if it would be sturdy enough? Maybe if you had several stems you could weave them together like you sometimes see for bay lollipops but they might be too brittle. I suppose it's worth a try, if you trim out the weaker stems and stake your chosen main stem(s)

Are you aiming for a lollipop standard effect or a multi-stemmed specimen with a raised canopy? 

Last edited: 24 May 2017 09:18:31

Haricot vert

Posted: Yesterday at 08:50

Just a few will give enough beans for a family so maybe you could give some away? They probably need to be about 4 inches apart and the rows about 8"apart although I guess they will just be less productive if closer together and competing more.

Plant ID

Posted: 23/05/2017 at 21:34

It's a very pretty one, think it might be added to my ever growing wishlist :)

Plant ID

Posted: 23/05/2017 at 21:15

I think it's a thalictrum - but don't know which one

Daisies in the lawn

Posted: 23/05/2017 at 19:44

Hi Dilly3, lawn daisies are Bellis perennis

Last edited: 23 May 2017 19:45:32


Posted: 23/05/2017 at 09:18

Hi Lyn

I did email and apparently they were simply overwhelmed by the response to the offer. I do now have a second expected delivery date so fingers crossed that they do arrive this time.

Lobelia Fanscarlet & Ricon

Posted: 23/05/2017 at 08:31

Could you post a picture of the ricon? Have never heard that name and nothing seems to come up when I google it. The only name I could think of near to that was ricinus, the castor oil plant?

Last edited: 23 May 2017 08:32:17


Posted: 23/05/2017 at 08:10

I ordered one of their offers on the 8th April and still waiting for delivery - am now on my second date and might not get my plants until mid June so feeling a little let down at the moment. Glad to hear that their plants are good so hopefully will be worth the wait.

Daisies in the lawn

Posted: 23/05/2017 at 08:00

Hi Notyalca, was looking this up as I love daisies too and wanted to introduce some into our lawns. You can buy seeds or plug plants - best time for sowing seed is autumn. You can get the plugs from nurseries which sell wildflowers.

i only say wanted in the past tense as only a few days after wistfully wishing for daisies we had some appear- the garden fairy must have heard me LOL

We only moved in last year and the garden was very neglected so maybe having some regular mowing encouraged them to appear. I don't understand the comment re needing to keep the grass longer as my nana had daisies all over her lawns and they were mowed every week and kept quite short and she always said that was why she had more daisies than her neighbours?

Discussions started by chrissieB

Reluctant dahlia

Doesn't want to grow? 
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How long from seed to garden?

Deciding which plants to grow from seed 
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Medlar novice

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Greenhouse and cold frame?

Do I need both? 
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Hamamelis "Arnold Promise"

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Another Plant ID please

Name this rose 
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Plant ID

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Anyone used myrtle as a low hedge 
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Rooting hormone and hydrangeas

Two questions 
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Phlox ID

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Are they any good?

Compost aerators 
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Tree ID please

Young tree 
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Is it worth the risk?

Disentangling rambling rose and honeysuckle  
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Moving Viburnum opulus

Advice on timing and cutting back 
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Greenhouse base question

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