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Latest posts by Gardenmaiden

Shrub ID

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 16:34

Thanks Hosta, I'll check my books. I'm keeping it so the viburnum next to it will be getting a haircut as its also crowding out a purple azalea.

Shrub ID

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 12:49

 Picture quality slightly blurred but hope its ok.


Posted: 15/12/2014 at 16:30

Good to have you back Gran.

Cornus Flaviramea

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 21:41

I have those 2 and Kesselringii in my front garden. I hacked midwinter fire back to a twig 18 months ago and it bushed back in no time. I haven't found elegantissima to be invasive.

Plant ID please.

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 21:30

I agree with pyracantha. Those big thorns give it away. The birds tend to go for the berries as soon as they appear, woodpigeons are the greediest. Red berries tend to get left till last for some reason.

Hey Good Looking.....

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 10:11

Made a chocolate and banana cake Friday. Half has gone to my father in law and the rest will be gone by tomorrow.

Dove is that butchers out on the fens? I remember my inlaws taking me to one when I was expecting my first. And the meat was good.

Sarah Raven Sales

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 10:02

I haven't been but have bought online. I did get alot of tulip bulbs (90) for £9 a few weeks ago, and some allium collections. I haven't had anything from there that wasn't in bad condition. I'd say go and look, you might find something, you might not. When they reduce, they are more what I would pay.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 17:34

Where your parents are concerned you have to be 1RB1. You know them better than anyone else does.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 10:36

Verdun, sounds like its all about 'him' doesn't it?

Ensure and Ensure Plus are another thing they could try with your mum. Its like a thick milkshake and comes in strawberry, banana, chocolate flavours that I know of.

Hugs to all, you're all doing your best and no one can ask more than that.


Posted: 08/12/2014 at 22:22

I'd rather listen to him than look at him.

Discussions started by Gardenmaiden

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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