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Don't you just love freebies

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 20:16

As the title says, don't you just love it when you get some freebies.

I managed to rescue these beauties yesterday from a site that was going to get a patio built on top of them. The builders where going to flatten them so I grabbed some boxes and a shovel and re-homed them.

I don't know what variety of Aquilegia it is, or exactly what variety of Lilies they are, other than Turks Cap. A surprise awaits in a few weeks time.

Now quarantined in pots incase of any nasty surprises hidden in the soil.

anyone know what this is?

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 19:53

That looks like a Clematis that's starting to shoot in the picture.

What variety? You'll have to wait and see when it flowers.

I have just moved one tonight that's not flowered in 8 years. I still don't know what variety it is.

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

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