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Latest posts by Gardenmaiden

Friends Orchid

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 11:28

Its either just dying naturally or it has had water sitting right in the 'corner' of it. A new one will appear in the centre. You have to be careful not to get water in the centre or it will rot.

I started out with one and now have 12.

Ideas For Privacy Screening?

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 11:21

You could try, jasmine, honeysuckle, passionflower, climbing roses. If you have a B&Q or Homebase near you, check if they have a reduced stand. You could pick up a couple of bargains. I haven't been for a while myself so I must do that.



Exotic and beautiful tree but a real nuisance

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 21:27

To the left you've got a yellow buddleia, worth keeping as you don't see many yellow ones around, and a possible crab apple or normal apple to the right

Exotic and beautiful tree but a real nuisance

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 21:25

I had that in my previous garden. I used to cut it down to nothing because strong wind used to snap all branches. It did used to send up runners through a lined six inch deep path through to the lawn and I just cut them to ground level.

It does have lovely autumn colour until the leaves drop off.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 16:39

Nut, that's the chinese foxglove isn't it? I've got it but I don't have your details.

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 09:01

I have one growing in my front garden Verdun with several others. It is silvery blue and has seed heads like large wheat. My ma in law called it dune grass and it spreads. Do you have it? I've not seen it at garden centres.

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 17:24

I think you have to find one that appeals to you in colour, scent and proliference (is that a word?)

I like Arthur Bell, Anne Boleyn, Moyesii Geranium and Rugosa.

It also the flower I have my earliest memory of and takes me back to my nan's house in summer.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 16:07

Hi Lyn, seeds also arrived today, many thanks

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 21:12

Granma could I have some Lucifer crocosmia. I thought I already had some but I must have imagined it

Climber in a narrow space

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 13:11

The only thing I do is give it all a haircut when it gets wider that a foot or bits hang over where you walk next to it. It makes it produce more stems so should cover quickly.

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: 16/08/2015 at 01:44

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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