Chrissy the gardener

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Please identify this plant seen in S W France

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 11:13

Sorry Janet I can't see any thing, try again.

How do you know so much?

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 11:11

If you are interested in any subject you will soak up knowledge, The computer is a good place to start, do your homework on the plants you are growing this year, don't try to get bogged down with the intricacies which are not helpful.

Yes you will make mistakes and you will loose plants but when it works it's great.

a word of warning gardening can become addictive but what a nice addiction.

Problem solving

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 11:05

If you clip them in the sun the leaves will go brown and crumberly also in this dry weather is it getting enough water, it's a type of willow so doesnt like drying out.

a picture of it would be helpful.


Posted: 08/08/2016 at 08:28

Oh Tetley I love your story, I thought it was just me that was slightly mad.


Posted: 07/08/2016 at 12:17

thought I would share this with the forum,

now i like wildlife and I especially like pheasants but this is just invading my space ~~~~

He soon found the front door and decided not to stay.

Thats certainly a visitor with a difference !!

Hydrangea petiolaris

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 15:45

Another thought always keep a cover on your water butt

Hydrangea petiolaris

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 15:44

In reply to Rodgebodge, I put pieces of charcoal in my water butt and it seems to work.

I kadge some pieces off my friend after she has had a bonfire, about the size of a small fist then cut some shade netting into squares and put the charcoal in the middle of a piece then tie the end with anything that won't rot,so the charcoal doesn't fall out.

Drop it into your butt, I also sometimes put a small stone in with the charcoal to weight it to the bottom.

This should last about twelve months , I redo mine when I am cleaning the butts out then i know it's not forgotten .

I remember my father using this method many years ago, sometimes the old methods are the best.

I.D please

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 15:19

Did you say Lobelia the leaves look like Clematis, but the flower is Lobelia, I'm puzzled ?

Plant identify

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 08:25

I've got my Hoya in the greenhouse because I like the flowers but I don't like the fragrance, also it will drip necter from the flower which is very sticky so mind where you site the plant.

What is this?

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 14:47

Picture would be helpful !!

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