Latest posts by gardengirl6

What's the strangest thing you have ever grown in a pot?

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 22:24

I think virtually anything can be grown in a pot, though some plants will need bigger pots than others.    I have seen roof gardens which are all pots and twelve foot high trees growing!

Planting Bulbs and Squirrels

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 22:12

I use cutttings of holly stuck in between the bulbs to deter the squirrels.    It looks better than chicken wire on pots, and the holly stays green for weeks.

Gardeners' Question Time

Posted: 03/09/2012 at 22:57

I have listened to it for many years now, and the thing I have learnt from it is that there isn't any one answer to a problem.    The experts often have different views.

Oh, Geoffrey Smith.    What a wonderful gardener he was, and he spoke with such a passion for his subject!

Grey Water

Posted: 03/09/2012 at 22:53

It is quite safe to use on soil, but not on plants to be eaten.    I prefer not to use it in pots.    Rain will help dilute it on the soil, but you may get a build-up of detergents in pots.

water edging plants

Posted: 03/09/2012 at 22:46

What about Solomon's Seal?

Russain Vine help

Posted: 03/09/2012 at 22:44

I agree with the other posters here.   What on earth do you want to take cuttings for?    It is known as "Mile a Minute" and everyone I know who has ever planted it has come to regret it and taken it out again!

hellp me identify this plant

Posted: 31/08/2012 at 22:47

It is pretty and the bees love it ...but, I would get rid of it fast!

Is this an ash tree?

Posted: 29/08/2012 at 22:49

I believe it may have some thorns, too?

why don't people bother to read post before answering them.

Posted: 29/08/2012 at 22:48

To the poster who wanted to know what Non Sequiter means, it means that you can't prune your roses!

Papaver orientalis Patty's Plum

Posted: 29/08/2012 at 09:30

Oh Tim.    How disappointing, and not very encouraging for us.     However, I always take the attitude that a plant has two choices, either it grows or it doesn't.     I often tell it so, as well!     If it doesn't do well, I tell myself that it isn't my gardening skills responsible for the failure, but the climate, the plant or my soil.    There are so many beautiful flowering plants I can't get hung up over a failure or two.   Penstemons are beautiful, and so reliable.     Good luck with them. 

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