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Latest posts by Gardenmaiden

Gardeners World on TV

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 21:32

I must admit I kept dozing off, not because it was boring. Must watch it again tomorrow or Sunday.

Does anyone know when...

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 10:31

Its also going to be on tomorrow BBC2 4pm and again on Sunday morning.


Posted: 05/03/2015 at 21:59

I have the wild ones. They spring up in different places in the front and back garden. I'd never seen them before until I moved into the house I live in now. I also bought 6 different violets, white, magenta, purple, pale lilac, pink about 5 years ago, they were all odorata plants. and they spread. The place I bought them from have never had them since. 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 15:42

Pretty poor positioning?

My 'hour in the garden' turned into two an a half. It was so sunny I took my coat off. And I found a frog in the strawberry plants. Not finished what I wanted to do but I have one miscanthus, a quarter of the strawberry plants, a tayberry and gooseberries to do. I started with two gooseberry plants and one of them has had babies.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 10:07

Going to prune grasses/bamboo and tidy up the soft fruit bed, then check out the greenhouse.

laurel plants being eaten!

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 12:25

The round cut outs make me think of the leafcutter bee. Could the other damage be due to the strong winds we've been having?

what colour pergola

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 12:23

Dark stain. You won't need to redo it very often and the plants should hide it and not be the main feature.

cold callers

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 15:57

I'm going to try that blairs, if I remember.

cold callers

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 11:41

We used to get alot, especially in the run up to Christmas. Since registering with TPS, we get very few and those that do ring are told we're on TPS, remove our details from their mailing list and don't call again. My OH does what GemmaJF's OH does.

Gardeners World on TV

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 15:40

And Beechgrove will be on early April too.

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: 24    Views: 919
Last Post: 13/03/2015 at 15:59

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: 1243
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: 444
Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 11:05

Moses in the bulrushes

Replies: 2    Views: 387
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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