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what to do with unwanted plants

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 21:33

My local Oxfam shop often has plants for sale - why not ask your local charity shops if they want them?

For sale section

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 21:29

A swap shop sounds a great idea!

Plant identification

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 21:26

It is a very pretty one.   Let us know when you identify it, won't you?

quick climber i can plant in august?

Posted: 05/08/2012 at 19:05

Clematic and roses, honeysuckle too, all grow well on arches and are happy to share the space.     I am planning to plant the rose, Shropshire Lad on my arch this autumn.    Anyone know any reason why I shouldn't?

Some pics of my before and after garden

Posted: 04/08/2012 at 13:07

Wondeful photos, and thanks for sharing them with us.    We moved into our house just over two years ago, on an estate, and the garden is small like yours.    We decided to start from scratch, and had everything removed except for two shrubs!   We took out the lawn too - unless your garden is big, there isn't really room for one.   Now my garden looks so well established, I really believe it is much better to start from scratch rather than trying to work around what is already there.

Can anybody tell us what these flowers are

Posted: 04/08/2012 at 13:01

Yes, they do originate from Mexico.   I always think of them as the Mexican Daisy, as I never remember latin names.

quick climber i can plant in august?

Posted: 04/08/2012 at 12:53

What about a couple of winter-flowering clematis?     Such as Freckles?     I planted these last summer, and although they didn't grow very high, they did flower last November through to the spring.    This summer they have put on a lot of growth and virtually meet in the middle of the arch now.

Lavender from seed

Posted: 18/07/2012 at 08:00

Andrew,I don't know what the 'professional' method is, but I just snip a few cuttings off, dip them in rooting powder and put them in a pot, around the edge.   My favourite one is Hidcote, as I love its deep purply colour.

Biggest Aspidistra ???

Posted: 17/07/2012 at 22:17

Jean, that is lovely.    I was once given one of these plants, but everytime it gained a new leaf it also lost one and I never could get it to grow any bigger.    However you are treating yours, you are certainly doing the right thing!

Mr Bean - SuperMarrow Video

Posted: 17/07/2012 at 21:57

Certainly made me giggle!

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