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Latest posts by Gardenmaiden

Talkback: Dunnocks

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 17:45

That's lucky Nut, I've had three birds fly into the window and kill themselves (a bluetit, greenfinch and woodpigeon).

Talkback: Dunnocks

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 13:54

You could try cutting a large bird shape out of card and sticking it on the inside of your window. My inlaws kept having birds fly into the windows and this solved the problem.

Kerria Japonica

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 10:13

I've got 2 kinds of Kerria in my garden and the one that produces the round pom pom flowers seems to be the one that spreads, the other one that has single petals behaves itself.

Kerria Japonica

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 14:31

Hi you should be able to dig out the new shoots that are popping up. I would use secateurs and loppers to get rid of the rest and then dig out.

Here we go again.

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 14:27


I think 3a and b are weigela. It could have pale pink or dark pink flowers. Not sure about the others atm.



Advice for a small garden on a small budget!

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 13:14

It might be worth you looking at the deeds in case you can't replace the wire fence, which doesn't look very good. We have a patch of that towards the bottom of our garden and we can't replace it so instead have grown plants close to it so it disappears, and some plants have hidden it for us.

There is a seed share and a seed swap thread(s) on the forum and this I have found is very useful if you have extra seeds and want to find them a good home or someone has seeds of something you would like to grow your self.

If you want plants now, I would look in the reduced section in your local garden centres and also check out B&Q as they can also have some bargains.

Favourite vegetable to grow?

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 12:59

Chilis, tomatoes and cucumber. I grew cucumber Crystal Lemon for the first time last year and had a lot of fruits, so I'm growing it again this year. Costoluto tomatoes were good too, less seeds more flesh. No one else got a look in on these, they were that good.

Artjak, don't forget you can grow tomatoes in hanging baskets too. I have been doing this for 5-6 years now and get a really good crop.


Talkback: Old lady moths

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 12:54

Don't think so. We had one fly around the lounge on Sunday.

Alan Titchmarsh designs a Chelsea garden

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 12:52

I'm sure I read that he wouldn't be doing Chelsea for the BBC this year. Someone tell me if I'm wrong or not.

What plants do you use to ensure clematis roots are in the shade?

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 12:50

Loads of gravel is what I use.

Discussions started by Gardenmaiden

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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What to do when the plant has gone over 
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