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rainbow roses

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 10:30

Yes I did buy them like that £2 for 20 and they lasted me 2 weeks. Not something you see very often and these were a nice colour combination and for £2 they were worth it.

rainbow roses

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 08:43

The only rainbow roses I've seen are the one in my avatar, and I bought them from Butters.

Plant ID... succulent?

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 22:43

If you take a bit off the top, it should produce side shoots. It is kalanchoe.

To move apple trees or leave them behind

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 22:41

If they're in a pot, take them, if they're in the ground, leave them.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 15:47

Hi Jo47, please pm me your details.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 12:42

Here is my list of seeds for anyone who wants some:

Scabious - cream flower

Scabious - dark red

Echinops - white

Echinops - blue

Acanthus mollis

Agapanthus Streamline

Anemone - pale pink/deep pink

Angels fishing rods

Lychnis - fucshia

Eucomis white

Francoa sonchifolia



Verbascum olympicum



Dahlia dwarf mixed

Phlox dwarf mixed

Zinnia hot mix - didn't germinate for me, maybe someone will have better luck

Poppy - red, red double, pink

Digitalis lutea

Thalictrum aquilegifolia

Hollyhock - pink/yellow

Harebell - blue/white

Aquilegia - mixed

Phlomis russelliana

Mystery Stipa grass

Plant seed identification

Posted: 19/10/2015 at 21:45

Worth saving the seed if you can

Mystery plant

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 22:07

Delosperma. If it gets some protection it might survive. Hoping to keep mine for next year.

Cyclamen from seed

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 22:05

My OH did them and 3-4 weeks germination is what he got. They need to be cool and in the dark. So he sowed them in a seed tray and then put the tray in a bin liner. This was using seed that we harvested ourselves as well as bought seed. He reckons it  was 70-80% germination.

why no list of plant

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 22:01

Maybe GW should have a fact sheet available online like Beechgrove do for every programme.

Discussions started by Gardenmaiden

A Grass, but which one?

I've had this in my front garden for a while but don't know which type it is. It might be a stip but its not Gigantea or Tenuissima. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2015 at 10:46

The Instant Gardener

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Last Post: 23/04/2016 at 22:00

Dahlia ID and Other Plant ID

I bought these dahlias in February and there was no name on what variety they were. 
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Last Post: 04/07/2015 at 21:14

Slipper Orchid

How to look after once the flowers have dropped off 
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Last Post: 14/02/2015 at 17:19

Bargain Buy of 2015

What has been your best buy? Mine was a flaming katy for £1.00 and a slipper orchid £9.99. Never seen one 'in the flesh' before so hope I can keep it going. 
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Last Post: 14/05/2015 at 07:12

Shrub ID

This has been growing in our hawthorn hedge and this year decided to be 12ft tall with read berries. I thought it migh be a pyracantha but not sure which one as there are no thorns. 
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Last Post: 18/12/2014 at 21:51

Green tomatoes

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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 19:25

Plant ID

Mystery plant at the bottom of my garden. I've never seen this before and it isn't something I planted. 
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Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 11:05

Moses in the bulrushes

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Last Post: 06/10/2013 at 11:09


What to do when the plant has gone over 
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Last Post: 13/08/2013 at 20:01
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