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Latest posts by Gardenmaiden

Fishy's 'pleasant reminders of schooldays. Not !!!

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 11:18

According to my mum, I swiped a packet of Spangles from Woolworths and was eating them at the checkout before she noticed.

What are these spring plants?

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 11:16

When the foliage begins to flop over you should start to see the flower spikes appearing. Its usually end of April/beginning of May they start flowering here.

Reviving the pond

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 10:04

At our old house we used to have water lillies in baskets in the water. The fish would root around in them and use the leaves for shade on sunny days. Good suggestion from Treehugger, its exactly what we did.

What are these spring plants?

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 10:00

And there looks to be a tiny rose there too.

What are these spring plants?

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 10:00

Bluebells, and the pink and yellow flowers are primulas.

Fishy's 'pleasant reminders of schooldays. Not !!!

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 09:59

Anyone remember Spangles? I was going to add Fry's chocolate cream but Fishy beat me to it. Loved Opal Fruit, Refreshers, pips and cola cubes.


Friend or Foe?

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 09:53

First one might be Nigella, the second ones Hellebore.

Fishy's 'pleasant reminders of schooldays. Not !!!

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 10:47

In secondary school, one of the english teachers who had her hair in a massive bun at the back of her head, nodded abit too hard, and the complete bun shot off the back of her head and onto the floor.



Posted: 31/03/2015 at 08:19

No my white ones didn't appear again either. They must need a bit of cossetting.


Posted: 30/03/2015 at 16:02

There are a lot more flower spikes this time Nut. I might have a little dig to find out if there are more bulbs or not.

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. 
Replies: 29    Views: 1238
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. 
Replies: 17    Views: 1406
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: 459
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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