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Latest posts by Gardenmaiden

What to do with this bush?

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 15:42

I thought it might be a variety of pyracantha but a close up pic will help to identify it.

Hayfever peaking

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 17:43

I first got it in 76 when I was 10 and my eye puffed up like I had been boxing. Back then fabahistin worked. Over the years I've had clarityn, but the best two I've found are Benadryl and Telfast (fexofenadine). My hayfever only starts in June, I'm allergic to grass, but I did find I had to take it when the new neighbours started tearing down their home from the inside, it made my eyes itch like hell and Benadryl was the only thing to calm it down. Some of the stronger medications you won't be able to drive as they can cause drowsiness.

Problem with my chilli plant

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 22:53

According to my OH who has been growing these its due to too much sun, and the plants will grow out of it.

Longest lasting type of hanging basket

Posted: 11/06/2015 at 10:25

I've had a set of four conical raffia (I think) baskets that have a plastic line for nearly 10 years now. And for £10 they've earned their keep in my garden.

Baby chaffinch - stranded in my garden

Posted: 11/06/2015 at 10:23

Move the pots and then walk away to see if the parents then come down to the baby. Hope its ok.

Urgent ID required

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 13:22

The one on the left is the agapanthus, the right one is hemerocallis

Odd flowers on Aquilegia Black Barlow

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 22:40

top ones look like doubles and the bottom singles.

Plant ID please anyone

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 22:39

That second one could be Inula, the leaves are the right shape and size.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 09:45

Charlie22, seeds arrived yesterday, thanks!

Plant suggestions for my front garden

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 09:43

You are right Erics mum on erysimum

Discussions started by Gardenmaiden

The Instant Gardener

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Last Post: Yesterday at 21:17

Dahlia ID and Other Plant ID

I bought these dahlias in February and there was no name on what variety they were. 
Replies: 8    Views: 187
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. 
Replies: 29    Views: 1439
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. 
Replies: 13    Views: 507
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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