Latest posts by franco6832

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.


Give alliums a second chance?

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 21:49

i have the same problem. i pull up the ones with no buds, otherwise the leaves collapse on everything else.


Posted: 08/05/2014 at 21:06

I planted mine out, and some pesky pests just bit off the heads. the annoying bit is, the heads are just bitten off but not eaten. i have started a new set. i think i will wait for them to get a lot bigger before i plant them out.

what is this giant in my garden

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 17:12

@ nutcutlet, thanks for your response, but is it a friend or foe?


what is this giant in my garden

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 16:47

i planted some meadow seeds under my trampoline area last year, and this giant appeared too. anyone has an idea what it is called, please?



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