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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....

I have no idea what this is...

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 22:04

Right guys and gals...checked it out AND it is definately  what hostafan said...sisyrinchium striatum (what a mouthful..hehehe)..and the Aunt May variety...

feeling pleased...this plant has been bugging me for a few years.and now i know what it is..


thanks hosta..and and everyone else...GW site is really helpful...some great people on here...


I have no idea what this is...

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 21:54

Ok, thanks for the feed back....will check out the suggestions....


I have no idea what this is...

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 21:32

Does anyone have any idea what this beautiful plant is..



look after a nursing home garden with raised beds and have never been able to idea this grows quite tall and has beautiful yellow flowers on it.......this year i have been able to divide it and now have two more plants....

Does anyone know what the name of this plant is?

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 09:46

She didnt have a clue!!!! 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 09:37

THis is my balcony garden...i grow all sorts up here...curly kale...toms.....lavender...dahlia...geraniums...summer bedding sitting amongst the plants early mor ing with a cuppa...we also have a wildish back it there too...



Posted: 23/06/2014 at 09:31

I wouldn't repot until the roots are coming through the bottom....i know you can trim the dead ariel roots......

i repotted all mine and regretted it..i have damaged a few in the process...Dr hessayon books are good..he has one on orchid care....i should have followed his instructions...

i do know Orchids like to fit tightly in their pot.....

after having lost a few i havent given up, just learnt my lesson Gerry...i have some beautiful orchids now...and care for them with great pride.....

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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?

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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

How to control or prevent them 
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How to save my geraniums form crawlers eating them

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Leaf yellowing

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Talkback: Spring jobs in the garden

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

Safe to take a chance 
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Hardening off

Geranium cuttings 
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Top soil feed for shrubs

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First day of spring

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Continuation of slugs

Can't kill em 
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