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Chrissy the gardener

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Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 08:16

Thanks Christine is so down to earth a pleasure to watch 

Plant I.D. App

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 08:13

Lorr there is already a app to identify plants by taking a picture it is -----

there is also one for trees -----

i found this information either in Gardeners World mag or Garden Answers mag.

Do you grow Aconitum's?

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 13:31

I think the person who died must have ingested the Agonitum or been sensitive to it,  the garden nursery centre where I work grows and sells this plant and none of the nursery staff have died from it yet !!!!!!!!

Plant I/D

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 09:32

It looks like a Strelitzier (sorry about the spelling)

won't survive outside especially in the north of the country,  heated greenhouse or conservertory and put outside in the summer.

Skimmias - chalk soil

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 18:17

Amelia Confetti  is a small type and grows in a mound also some hebes are small and mound shape.

Plant ID

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 10:56

I agree with Busy Lizzie it's Osteospernum, full sun but sheltered position.

White Powder

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 09:08

I haven't a clue what it is but enjoyed reading the replies, very funny you guys.

i would bin it safely .


Posted: 05/11/2014 at 19:21

You must nut they are so rewarding especially this time of year when other plants are dying down.


Posted: 05/11/2014 at 17:32

Wow that's splendid !!!!!!!


Posted: 05/11/2014 at 11:45

 This is a picture of my Callicarper which I took I few minutes ago, I think it is lovely. It has took about three years to berry and I threatened this year if it didn't berry it would be on the compost heap. It seems to have worked.

My soil is alkaline and very free draining, I don't think it is fussy about soil type,it's also in full sun and a bit sheltered.

Its easy to look after you don't prune it unless it's absolutely necessary ,I don't think it would do very well in a pot.

hope this is helpful.

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The winter starts 
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Flowers in my border 
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badger destroying the lawn 
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