Latest posts by gardeningfantic

sweet williams

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 14:55

i planted some from seed this year.. and still they are not very strong loooking at all..


Garden gaffes

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 14:54

i killed 2 of my penstemons last year.. i cut them back far to hard.. think i am taking after my mother.. she likes to hack things to an inch of its life.. also a gorgeous ceanothus tree i had.. got woody thought i would give it good hair cut.. htey are very tough..or so i thought it didnt like it and died

i used to move things anywhen and they would i try and wait until out of summer season.. (hands need to be tied really) or at least until they have finished flowering.. and never cut back by more htan a third anymore.


top 5

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 14:48

can i just stick hellebores in there sneakily.. as i adore them..

top 5

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 14:45

oh arh... it has done it twice..

top 5

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 14:45

my top 5 are

beared iris

tulips and alliums and snowdrops




to be honest i could do a top 10..but will leave it at that.

jengil.. i also love primulas.. i relly could do a list of 10 or even 20..

top 5

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 14:44

my top 5 are


tulips and alliums and snowdrops




to be honest i could do a top 10..but will leave it at that.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 14:41

it was nice first thin gupto about 11am.. hasnt stopped raining since. and rather cold with it..

Talkback: Native versus non-native plants

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 13:19

@paul steer.. i agree i leave nettles coming up amoungst my plants every year.. their flowers are pretty enough to tolerate..

Talkback: Most hated plants

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 08:21

auntie betty... i have to agree with you on hyacinths.. they smell terrible to me.. and wintersong.. your right.. i had to think about it and now i have read some of the replies here.. i have found a few more i do not like

i must say i do not actual hate the plants in themselves.. sometimes it is just the way they smell i think.. but then some it is the way they look or the way they grow really not sure what it is that makes us hate one plant but not another..

i do hate plants that have been bred to be a totally different colour than they are meant to be.

 I also dislike poppies..but more for the fact that they seed everywhere and the large opium ones get covered in blackfly.. so they get pulled in my garden while young.


Talkback: Native versus non-native plants

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 08:11

hollie-hock.. yes it is a lovely plant so scented with it.. and seems to be flowering for ever if i keep dead heading it.. will deffinitely grow it again..

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when do I sow primrose seeds

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we have these in our garden all the time during season.. thou not so many this year as previous years.. o/h calls them maybugs.. but they ar... 
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sorry me again.. can anyone name these for me....

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