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Old fashioned plants

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 22:11

I'm Dahlia daft. I have no idea how many I have. I just can't help buying more and more. Although I did buy three Glory of Heemstede last year and didn't like them so I gave them away.

Also Lilies, Hostas and Geraniums are welcome among others.

Petition to stop cancelling GW

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 21:53

Done. 531 persons have signed.

I did complain to the BBC about this the other day, as was suggested in another post, and the response was a bit underwhelming.


"Thanks for getting in touch with us about our decision to move Gardeners’ World for the Women’s Euro 2017 qualifier.

When we acquire rights for sporting events like the women’s football, we don't always have a say in when these matches take place so there is always a chance of disruption to the schedules as we look to fulfil our contractual commitments.

We work very closely with our channel schedulers to minimise that disruption and we do try to give our audience enough warning when these clashes happen.

We know these changes can be annoying, especially for those who don’t enjoy or watch sport, but at the same time, we have to cater for those who do enjoy it.

Thanks again for contacting us."

Tree identification

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 21:19

Thanks nutcutlet.

I wasn't aware it was an ash.

They are a right pain in the ****. Seedings everywhere. Even growing in my leaf mould bags.


Tree identification

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 20:48

Hi all

Just wondering if you can id this tree for me. It's growing next to my boundary and can be a right pain when all the seed pods fall off and the winds blowing in the wrong direction.



Any idea what this is?

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 20:26

I think it's Centaurea montana. It think it's a type of cornflower.

I have lots of it growing in my garden too. It's nice till it gets too high and then falls over

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 22:19

Hi batanna

I have just tried mixing wood shavings with compost in a 50 / 50 mix and it makes a really good light compost. Kind of like a woodland compost. I got the wood shavings from a pet store, a large bag for about 10 quid, and being for animal bedding it has no chemical treatment.

I think it will be great for seed germination but I haven't tried it yet.

Sunless front garden - all ideas welcome :)

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 21:50

Try Dicentra Spectabilis Bleeding Heart or Alba.

Both good in partial / light shade but not heavy shade. (Don't know how shaded you front garden is)

Help with mystery plant

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 21:39

Hi Dove

It looks like it's common Jasmine. I will treat it with a bit more care now, cut it back, feed it and look after it better.

Thanks for the help

No Gardeners World and

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 21:01

So why can't they just film it and put it on the iplayer and show it on the repeat slot on the Beeb at the weekend.

Help with mystery plant

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 20:53

Lol. Yes it does Dove. It was beautiful once before I neglected it. It used to be around head height once with a sea of flowers with the bees busy gathering nectar

I will make amends this weekend and cut it back. There has just been too many other things to do over the last few years.

Thank you I will go and look it up now.

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