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Latest posts by Gardenmaiden

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 14:26

charlie22 could I have some verbascum snow maiden seeds, if available.

On-line purchases

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 14:25

Verdun, I can't find Paddocks, can you put the website on here, thanks

Plant inspiration / ideas please

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 11:40

If you wanted something to cascade over the top you could plant aubretia or delosperma.

Grape pruning

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 11:34

My vine is planted outdoors and is a wine grape. At the moment it has a lot of new laterals which will be cut back before they get any longer. The fruit laterals are forming and some will be pruned out. As Dave says do what works for your plant, it will let you know if it doesn't like what you have done and enjoy your grapes.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 11:27

Hi Sanjy67, I have harebell seeds which will flower either blue or white and I have digitalis lutea which are creamy/white flowers and is a perennial. PM if you want any.

On-line purchases

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 11:21

I had 3 angels fishing rods half price from Hayloft recently. Good sized plants in 9cm pots, well wrapped and protected from damage. I get most plants from Butters up near my pa in law, and also from West Acre (Dove you know this place). Or grow from seed. I will look at Paddocks and may end up agreeing with DyersEnd.

Plant ID

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 17:22

Looks like a chilli plant to me.

My New Garden Friend....sorry I had to come and show off

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 22:34

We get them. I say them because they turn up with their baby and then feed it while sitting in our apple tree. As well as using the tree for nest building practice. The green woodpecker brings its baby too.

Advice needed - weeds!

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 22:39

I would dig out your plants, dig out the weeds and replant. You could mulch around your plants. If it come back again, 3) would be your option.

Your 3rd pic looks like you have wild strawberry. Unless you like them, and the fruits are tasty, take them out.

Unknown Fuchsia

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 22:30

Do you have any pics of it with flowers as that might help to identify which one it is? Some fuchsias can be cut down to the ground and will sprout again, some are very tender and need to be kept in the greenhouse and some are just for hanging baskets.

Discussions started by Gardenmaiden

The Instant Gardener

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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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What to do when the plant has gone over 
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