Flower bird

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Potted Balcony Plants

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 20:07

 This is a bucket (i put holes in it), primroses and ermmm..ahem..an Orange Blossom Tree..hahaha..

not sure how the tree will go because I cant really let it grow more than one metre. May have to give it to a friend, but will wait and see..!!!

Potted Balcony Plants

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 20:03

Its amazing what you can do with a balcony garden.  I had a hanging basket with strawberries in, my neighbour has grown runner beans,...we even won a gardening competition up here with our Landlord. 

But the geraniums and Petunias are the stars of the show.

in my flat I now have alittle orchid collection and loads of house plants. 

I love it.


ps. You could try pansies is some pots too and see how they go.


mystery pink flowers

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 18:50

Whatever they are, they are gorgeous.


Potted Balcony Plants

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 18:45

I have annuals on my balcony flowerbomb. in the summer I have zonal geraniums which do very well. In the winter I give it a break, but I do have primroses and cyclamen in pots early spring. 

They seem to do ok and it can get quite windy up here at times. The sun is on them all until about 1pm and then they slowly go into the shade.

i did try perennials but they didnt do very well. I also use trailing geranium and trailing petunia in wall attached baskets. 


Flower indentification

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 18:26

Thanks andy and ed.  

Flower indentification

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 16:57


I thought this was a petunia, i bought a load of plugs earlier in the year and potted them on, but they are nothing like the petunias i see in the shops.

The blooms are so full! Can anyone tell me what flower type these are.  Thank you.




Damaged camelia

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 21:13

Thanks bob...


Damaged camelia

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 21:04

Ok will do bob...what does cut flush mean?


Damaged camelia

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 20:48

Is there anything i can do to repair the damage to this camelia  it has been accidently damaged by someone and a big slice of the bark has come off.  

I feel if this isnt sorted, the shrub could



become diseased or something....anyone got any ideas????

I have no idea what this is...

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 22:08

Thanks Ceres too...sounds like an oscar acceptance speech..

never mind runny beak..i appreciated your feedback....

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Flower indentification

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Damaged camelia

How to repair the bark 
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I have no idea what this is...

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Does anyone know what the name of this plant is?

House plants 
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Are these cabbage worm eggs

How to get rid organically if possible 
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Plagues of caterpillars each year on our geraniums

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How to save my geraniums form crawlers eating them

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Hi Pippa, enjoyed your blog......I went to see the garden I look after today, I haven't been there for a few weeks so it was a nice surpris... 
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Bedding plants

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