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Latest posts by franco6832

End of the season thoughts

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 17:50

my garden was looking glorious till the winds yesterday. there are still a fair bit of flowers and buds which i intend to enjoy till the frost damages them, then the cutback and clearing begins in earnest 


Plants to keep or not?

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 19:23

the first is definitely forget me not. a weed if u have a small garden, because they produce seeds in bucket loads.


Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 07:07

this is certainly "April Fool's day" come early. i will send you a bagful of the very large ones. hate to send you the tiny ones which does the most damage.


Posted: 10/08/2014 at 16:34

you do get masses of seed pods though. the headless ones are the unpollinated ones


Please could you help Identify this plant?

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 11:16

its very invasive. its advisable to plant it in a big pot and plunk it in a hole in the garden where u want it, thereby stopping its spread. good luck

Oh Thank You Neighbour!

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 11:12

i have some laylandi trees at the bottom of the garden. i  wish i could get rid of them and plant some more plants. they suck all the moisture from the border and most of the plants dont do well there. the good bit though is, it stops the unruly kids from playing their ball into the garden and jumping my fence to retrieve their ball and affords me a bit of privacy from the flat at the back of the garden.

plant I don't have but would love

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 10:59

i thought shiasta daisies were fab a few years back, but they turned out to be a bloody nuisance. they grow too big, flop and seed everywhere. i  am now going for shorter versions of plants that i love. no more giant perennials for me, i am afraid. 


White flowers

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 10:50

you can plant cosmos purity to fill up any gaps. very easy to grow from seeds and spectacular when in flower.


Giant weed

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 17:30

teasel, the bees like the flowers and the birds love the seeds in autumn, but they are giants.

forget me nots -

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 09:06

they are pretty with their fluffy floating blue flowers but can be thuggish. they produce their seeds in their gazillions, so u have to keep on top of them. i will go with flowering rose's advice. they can be prone to powdery mildew too.


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what is this giant in my garden

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