Latest posts by Gardenmaiden

Tree in a shady area

Posted: 30/10/2015 at 09:42

Pyracantha grows quick, is evergreen and you get berries for the birds. Or eleagnus or choisya.

Overwintering Chilli's

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 09:23

My OH cuts the plant down to be just stalks and brings them indoors to our utility where they get enough heat and light. They will start to sprout leaves again in the new year, and about Mar-Apr they get moved back to the greenhouse. He only does that to the one he wants to keep, the rest go in the compost.

Strange Looking Fruit

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 09:21

Worth saving that seed for the swap.

What bird of prey would attack a skein of geese?

Posted: 28/10/2015 at 09:01

Could it be a red kite? I have three who are in my area. They have been mobbed by crows and last week I saw one being mobbed by five parakeets.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 14:51

I got mine thanks

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 13:18

No probs girls

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.

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: 22/06/2016 at 14:01

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: 15/10/2016 at 21:16

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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