Latest posts by franco6832

What is this tree?

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 22:44


The flowers are like that of guilder rose. I will dig it up in autumn when it is dormant.

What is this tree?

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 22:35

i bought some kew seeds of some exotic euphorbia from T & M with yellow flowers. This was what I got. This was planted 3 yrs from a seedling. It's about 6ft tall with white flowers with fishy smell. Should I dig it up and bin it? It's in the middle of my raised bed.

What is this tree?

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 21:07

What is this tree?


A Cautionary Tale .....

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 09:36

anything that is rampant goes in a pot or get planted in the border with the plant still in the pot. if it spread by seeds, then the seedheads get chopped as soon as the flowers go over.

Dead Head Alliums?

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 23:42

it depends on what type of soil u have and how big yr garden is. if they like yr soil, then u will get loads of seedlings like grass seedlings and they can take over and swamp the spring display so if u have a small town garden, then its a bit of a nuisance and deadheading will be a better option.

Arum Lily Problems

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 20:04

thanks, dovefromabove, i have already loaded the place with all sorts. fritallaria, daffs,crocus,ferns,forget me nots,anemones,muscari,lily of the valley,snowdrops,cyclamen  and primroses.


Posted: 08/06/2013 at 19:45

 I moved one yesteday. Got a good size root ball and potted it. It was one of these soft leaved ones, so the snails and slugs were still munching on the leaves despite the pellets and the garlic spray. I chopped off the damaged leaves, gave a feed and a good soak and it has responded very well.

Arum Lily Problems

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 09:58

awww, i planted a few clumps under my trampoline as an experiment for a woodland area.

1. should i be worried?

2. should i get rid of them?

3. can they be kept in check?


any help will be very much appreciated.

Front garden very uninteresting

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 21:42

Looking at the picture, i would have put a white edging,  given the plants already in there a top up of good quality compost to feed the plants. Front gardens normally have poor soil, so a generous amount of topsoil/compost is always welcome and the white edging will also go with the front of the house.

slug psychology

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 16:00

that's heaven in my book. i dont have to go after them. wish i had this problem. lol

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