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What is this?

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 09:43


Does the area flood?

I think it is the weed- related to cellandine/ buttercup- will get yellow flowers- highly invasive- usually left by flood waters- I have plenty!   You need to did up all the root- seems to be a small tuber with wet brittle roots- is this correct?

the cullivated version is the marsh marigold I believe.

Where have all the hostas gone?

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 08:32

Here on the outskirts of York, the hostas haven't yet appeared, but my relatives in Glasgow have theirs showing by several inches- they are in pots though.

Where are you and are yours up?

When do they usually make an appearance?

Monty Don did say the weather has put he garden back 3 week!


Just have the daffys, primulas and pumonarias in bloom at the moment.  Solomons Seal is up by 2 inches.  Everything else is either dead or still asleep!

Veronicastrums and heleniums

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 08:01

Both plants will be perfect in a priarie style border with grasses, sedums rudbeckia, salvias. achillea, cow parsley etc. and ideal in a cottage style border or garden

I use shrub prunings and garden twine to hold mine up.

Heleniums aren't invasive, so you will be fine.


Wisteria not flowering why?

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 12:20

Thank you we will try the potash feed and tomato feed.  The plant was a young plant from the plant centre.

Checking hte websites the buds I can see look to be new growth rather than flower buds so may have to wait another year, but stop using all multi purpose feeds and high nitrogen feeds and use feed on the NPK of  e.g.0 20 0

Many Thanks

Wisteria not flowering why?

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 22:54


Please can you advise on a very healthy wistria 8 years old and not one flower- ever.  Pruned 1 year as per the experts -near to the ground but that didn't work either. 

 Well-fed in spring, and in large trough and plenty of sun and shelter, grows well every year but doesn't produce any flowers- any suggestions at what I am doing wrong?.

J Parkers spring 2013 discount code?

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 13:06



Thanks and well-spotted- page 20 of March GW - says 20% off at J Parkers during March!

Will wait a few days before placing the order!

J Parkers spring 2013 discount code?

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 12:45


Just placing a very large order of lovely plants from this site, was only ordering a couple of plants but have got carried away....The order form does come with free azalea and begonias, but told one of the spring 2013 order brochures also comes with a discount code of £5 off or maybe even 20%- both the 2 brochures I received don't have it- does anybody have it- it has a yellow ad on the front cover?  The extra discount will help me to justify the mass planting I am about too buy...........that's what I'd like to tell myself!


Olive Tree care indoors....losing it leaves- what am I doing wrong?

Posted: 10/01/2013 at 16:52

They were selling like hot cakes in Morissons- as soon as they had a delivery they were sold out- only £30-  that size is usually around £50-£60 I believe.

May be too large to bring indoors next year- but suppose I can trim it- it is a lollipop shape, so don't know if it is grafted.  Looks identical to the youngest one in the link someone has kindly added.

Olive Tree care indoors....losing it leaves- what am I doing wrong?

Posted: 10/01/2013 at 16:48

Hi- I live on the outskirts of York in the country wher it is exposod and often has frost down to -17 c,  The backgarden which is north-facing is still frosty from this morning.  have lost hebes in 2010 with the cold weather so won't risk the Olive tree.  Do have an echium pinnan which hasn't yet flowered and has a trunk now of  2 inches across.  Overwintered in mum's conservatory last year but was only 7 inches high then- now 5 foot,  Think I may have to  do something- planted near the house and porch south-facing- seems to be in new growth now.  Did recover from the December frosts but may be pushing it to leave it unprotected as more frost is predicted.. Can't lose it yet as I haven't seen it flower yet and believe it is a biennial  once it has flowered??  Is about 5 feet high and the top seems to have sproutted growth over the last few weeks.  One of my cherry trees is flowering and a red penstemon is still in flower from last year............

When is gardeners world back on the TV??

Posted: 10/01/2013 at 16:23

A-Z Gardening is 8.45 Sunday morning, not pm so shouldn't clash!  Happy watching it is really good.

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