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Plant ID please

Posted: 02/01/2016 at 10:23

It might be a Nandina looking at the top growth.

Soft fruit suggestions please

Posted: 02/01/2016 at 10:21

Blackcurrants or tayberries or blueberries.

I have two blackcurrant bushes and get lots of berries. I only have one tayberry and its also covered in fruits, it sends up new stalks every year and I cut down the old ones. Blueberries I have three and they are planted in ericaceous, again lots of berries.

I would suggest rhubarb, but that is best on its own.

Gentle advice ... for an old newbie.

Posted: 30/12/2015 at 11:53

Hi Andi,

could you post a picture of your garden.

Nothing wrong with roses, I've got Arthur Bell and Anne Boleyn. Geraniums might be an idea, lots of varieties and easy to look after, just cut back the flowers. Or lavender or peony.

Is it a Robin?

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 21:33

I would say dunnock if it has a grey bib. Their song is almost identical to a robin.

Cornus Kousa

Posted: 22/12/2015 at 20:49

I have one in a raised bed for about 8 years. It does take a while for it to settle in. I had the first 'flowers' last year.

I bought the one that I could afford at the time, which was about the size of most dogwoods. There's nothing worse than buying a big plant only to have it die. I prefer to buy a plant that will grow to fill the space.

tastiest cherry tomatoes to grow recommendations?

Posted: 16/12/2015 at 21:10

I agree with Bob. Have grown Sungold for a couple of years in hanging baskets. Very tasty to eat when warmed by the sun.

I've also grown Gardeners Delight which were good too.

My grandpa in law used to grow Shirley, Gardeners Delight, Moneymaker and Alicante.

I also grow Costoluto Fiorentino. Its a large tomato but very tasty, lots of flesh. I grow it in a big pot outside where it gets the sun all day and I get good sized tomatoes.

what plants will you use from the garden as Christmas decoration?

Posted: 06/12/2015 at 10:17

Chinese holly, eleagnus, pyracantha, cornus, lavender, rosemary, euonymus, brachyglottis anything that has berries and flowers at the time of making the wreath.

Can't stand that song/Singer

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 22:20

1Runnybeak1 nooooo not Chesney!

Verdun, how about Last Night My Wife Hoovered My Head by Fat and Frantic. Yes its a real song.

Your eight 'Desert Island Discs' plants

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 21:04

Dog tooth violets, foxgloves, roses, geraniums, pawlonia, phlomis, persian ironwood, poppies

Book would have to be 2 - Brown and White and Brown Mouse by Frank Jennens.

Can't stand that song/Singer

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 21:00

If you like the Ying Tong song Verdun, you'll like the Postman song by Spike Milligan and possibly My Boomerang Won't Come Back by Charlie Drake.

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