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Chrissy the gardener

Latest posts by Chrissy the gardener


Posted: 19/05/2016 at 11:45

Hi Punkdoc,yes it's Vibernum Opulus sterile, common name Snowball bush


Posted: 19/05/2016 at 11:13

Just took a few photos in my garden today, oh I do love this time of year !!!


Posted: 17/05/2016 at 09:50

thanks Nora and team, I've just got my first notification since the  changeover now let's see if you can enable us to enlarge pictures after posting.  

Too many plants

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 12:43

We have just had our village church fete so I donated a lot of my spare plants to the plant section to be sold, the proceeds going back to the church. Makes you feel good, helps the church and people like to buy new stock, win win all round.

Forum notifications - please take part!

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 12:36

I haven't received any notifications since the change over,

I have checked it's ticked to notify me,

I use a Apple tablet and didn't have problems before,

my provider is a.o.l.

Strange plant

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 12:28

It is Euphorbia Lathyris, it is said to deter moles. It is a annual and if left will send its seeds all around your garden. I usually pull up the ones I don't want and just keep a few.

It doesn't have nice flowers like other Euphorbia, it can be bought in your garden with the wind,birds or in other plants.

Pollen gathering

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 18:55

Just got back from holiday in Prague where I spotted this beetle pollen gathering.

Hosta help

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 08:14

I spray my Hostas with a garlic spray that I make up by putting one whole garlic bulb slightly crushed into a container of water, leave for a week then spray the Hostas all over. You can keep using the same garlic just top up with water.

the only drawback is if it rains you have to reapply as it will wash off. Apply about every week anyway.

Your new-look forum

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 22:16

Hate it!!!

Can we have the old one back please ?

Choosing a tree that provides cover at height but not low down

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 09:31

I have a silver birch called Snow Queen, it's one of the smaller birches which grows straight up,makes a good height and has a white trunk early in its life. 

Also there is a Hawthorn called Stricter which is a smallish tree but as its name suggests it grows straight up.

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I D please

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In my garden 
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Pollen gathering

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Secret garden

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House plant

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What plant

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Autumn leaves

Petrol tools 
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What's wrong 
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The seaside

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Is it safe to dogs 
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