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Posted: 16/07/2015 at 11:04
Hee hee. I swear every time I turn my back my sunflowers gain an inch or 2. It's kinda unbelievable how fast they grow.

sparaxis or Harlequin

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 09:12
Thankyou Dovefromabove.
I still have so many of the basics to learn.
Thankyou for your, much appreciated, help and advice. I thought maybe I had used a gardeners world forum expletive. Lol
Thanks again x

sparaxis or Harlequin

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 05:06
Sad now.
Have I upset everyone ?
Doesn't anyone grow these ?
If I was on my laptop I would use the emoticon with great big crocodile tears. In fact I' might even turn it on so I can use the proper message editor and add all the sad emoticon faces.

Please, guide me, oh wise ones of the Forum. X

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 19:44
I can't thank all of u enough.
I felt my optimism come rushing back as I read your wise words and when I went back out in the garden I thought, actually, warts and all, it's kind of beautiful out here.
will put up some pics later.
Thankyou all again, very much. X

sparaxis or Harlequin

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 16:54
Should I cut off the whole stem once all on that stem are dead ? These are all in bloom from a second stem and all already have bloomed on a previous stem which is now going to seed. Should I cut it off so the plant focuses on the flowers on the other stem ? Will it promote another flowering stem to pop up or do they only put up a certain amount of flowing stems ? I will add pictures later on hopefully.

I need your help

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 16:41
Hi pauline.
There is alot of great advice here already. Especially the don't deny yourself bit. If you have a craving that u can't shift then you must allow yourself that treat, but in moderation. Otherwise you will fixate on it and become miserable and that is the enemy of a successful diet.
The best and Hardest thing is to change the way you feel about food; try and look at it as just fuel for your body; all you NEED is enough, don't want it.
Also every time you feel hungry have a drink then see how u feel. Often your body will tell you you're hungry because it needs fluids. Did you know that by the time you actually feel thirsty you're already dehydrated. Always drink because your body needs it all the time not just to quench thirst.
Also a while ago I got a Nintendo wii and wii fit balance board and one night a week I went through the routine and I would do it until I had had enough. I found yoga oddly enjoyable and not very strenuous so began to only do that on there. I was gob smacked a month later at how slim I was. Turned out I had lost a stone and a half.
I always say to people, I don't worry about weight just about how I look and feel. Counting each pound can be tough. Maybe you could just try only eating things you know are healthy with the odd treat if need be. That alone will make you feel good. Then 2 weeks down the line when you see how much you have lost you will feel great.
Sounds like bull but it really is mind over matter, if you only eat what you consider to be healthy and take some exercise you will be living a healthy lifestyle and feel about it. And exercise is everything from hoovering and dusting so feel good about the little things. After house work think the same as if you had been to an exercise cclass because at the end of the day it Is the same.
Focus on positives like that rather than being down on yourself. Every tine you get off the sofa is exercise.
Good luck with your goal. And If you want a big slice of chocolate cake, have it and eat it too AND don't feel bad about it.

Plant ID Please.

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 20:34
Thankyou .
I have a Couple of cuttings with new sprouts if leaves. I have some rooting powder but is it necessary with this type of plant.

im hoping to grow my mum and gran their own as they really like it. I wish money was no object. Lol

Plant ID Please.

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 10:50





I rescued this around 2 weeks ago.


It was in a horrendous state, all bare, dead or dying twiglets poking haphazardly in all directions. but I spied a handful of live, healthy, small leaves, AND THEY WERE PINK AND WHITE VARIEGATED.

I have been looking for a pink leaved anything since falling in love with the Acer Taylor at the local garden centre.

Anyway back to topic.

This is it now, can anyone ID Pleeeeease.

and in advance, thankyou muchly. x x

help with ID please

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 09:14



The second photo is a Californian bluebell. Well I'm pretty sure they are anyway.

Here is a picture the ones in my back garden


Ignore the thick green leaves in the background, they are tiger flower leaves. Cali bluebell leaves are really thin and long blade like leaves, each leaf emerges from the soil close to the long flowering stems.


Shade loving evergreen climber

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 22:59


Variegated ivy would be the obvious choice, some types really are awesome and surprisingly easy to maintain and keep in check. this is one of mine, I love the matte variegated leaves.

Also in agreement with Tetley, a cover of green would highlight your black lace and , I think, look great.


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Discussions started by Frannerz

sparaxis or Harlequin

how do I prolong flowers ? 
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Plant ID Please.

This was a rescue,  
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Please, guide me, oh wise ones of the Forum. X

So far every day has been MISERY. Pest and Weather damage. 
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acer help pleeeeease.

can I trim my acer now. ??. 
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issues when I create a message to post

I don't get a page like the one shown in help section.  
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Funny pest control !!!

I actually saw it happen. LMAO !! nature always cracks me up.  
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horrendous infestations have struck my garden, has anyone else had trouble this year.? 
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Russian giant sunflowers

Do I cut off the faded main heads? 
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