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Latest posts by franco6832

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?


Astrantia major

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 09:44

@yarrow2, i dont know what your plant is, but they definitely dont like astrantia leaves to me.


What is eating my foxglove?

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 08:53

i think its caterpillar damage. they are green in colour and look the same colour as the leaves.  if u inspect the leaves closely u might find the culprits. try looking at the underside of the leaves.


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