Latest posts by gardeningfantic

Help in identifying these shrubs please?

Posted: 27/08/2012 at 17:47

i woudl say the second it a chestnut tree.. the leaves are not pointy enough and have 5 per stem.. for a rodgersia..


Posted: 27/08/2012 at 17:43

i have just got e-mail from bee conversation that hte bee in my top picture is a male field cuckoo bumblee... and they are not so common.. so very pleased i contacted them..

Pictures of your best looking veg..

Posted: 27/08/2012 at 17:33

Hi everyone.. i know it has not been a good year for the gardener this year.. but we sowed some carrots and this year has been a bumper lot.. this is a picture of our best looking carrot ever...



August in your garden...

Posted: 27/08/2012 at 17:30

@zoomer44.. yes worth a look as is the Botanical Gardens at Ventnor.. they are awesome.


lawn brown ead and dying patches...

Posted: 24/08/2012 at 08:18

@nola.. also check to see if it is on your borders... mine is still sat on top of the hard dry soil un dissolved as it is ion my lawn.. as we have had no rain for a while now..


lawn brown ead and dying patches...

Posted: 24/08/2012 at 08:17

@nola... well that might be it.. as they told me that they have had many complaints from their customers.. i really do think it is their fault that my lawn went as it has.. and possibly yours too... well worth a chat with them.. let me know how it goes.

@christopher2.. many thanks for that..

DIY Cold frame

Posted: 23/08/2012 at 19:04

@flobear.. please tell me how to add links to teh posts.. i cant do it all .. keeps trying.

Ash Tree Stump

Posted: 23/08/2012 at 18:53

good going matt.. you can let loose with your anger on it with an axe.. it is great for getting the stress outdone.. it will look great when it gets growing up over the fence...

Next to A259 how many plants can you name?

Posted: 23/08/2012 at 18:48

lovely site to see... the blue ones look like cornflowers.. and some cow paisley.. wish our road sides looked to colourful.. instead nettels and such.. so overgrown it is looking terrible.

Herbaceous Border

Posted: 23/08/2012 at 18:43

i would plant.. penstemons... sedum... lilly...  weigelia (for some form) cransebill geraniums.. grannys bonnets... primulas (shaded by large plants) i could go on but yur bed is not large enough.. i like a mix of all those and flowers throughout year then.. and of course some bulbs..

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