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Latest posts by Gardenmaiden

Anyone can help me identify these?

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 23:05

I thought the first one might be echinops, globe thistle, but I don't know how big that leaf is.

wisteria senensis questions

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 23:03

We were given one by our in laws and last year we planted it in the ground. This year we have our first flower trusses. Our in laws have one in their garden, a white flowering one, which was grafted onto a 'usual' flowering one, and I think they now get two different lots of flowers.

Plant/weed identification

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 19:52

Looks like a chilli plant to me.

Plant/weed identification

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 12:30

Could you post a picture using the green tree icon.

Iris in pot on shallow pond shelf?

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 12:00

The yellow flag iris (not sure if its the pseudocorus one) was the one I had and it looked very nice.

Iris in pot on shallow pond shelf?

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 09:39

I put my irises (flag ones) in deeper than that. You want what are known as marginals in water as shallow as that, or leave it as a shelf for the wildlife to climb in and out.

No GW tonight?

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 13:54

I think the gw episode this Friday will be at Malvern.

Royal Baby

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 13:43

There are so many to choose from. Alexandra, Victoria, Mary, Anne, Elizabeth, Jane, Matilda have royal connections.


Posted: 01/05/2015 at 22:00

I have a pyracantha in my front garden, which is in shade until 2pm. I have cut it back to a branch and it is now about 7ft tall. It always has orange berries and the blackbirds love it.

hobbies ie arts and crafts........

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 10:48

I knit, sew, embroider, crochet. I've recently knitted a tablecloth, two huge blankets, currently working on cardigans.

Reading my book collection that I've transferred to my Kindle, gardening at my boys primary school and listening to reception children reading which I've done for the last 3 years.

And I'm a coarse fisherwoman and look after my fish which I have had since they were tiddlers.

Discussions started by Gardenmaiden

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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