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Latest posts by Gardenmaiden

chilis

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 10:56

Chilli vodka. Put a couple of chillis that have a tear in the skin in a bottle of vodka and leave to infuse.

Choosing Acers

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 10:53

I've got 8 in clay soil. When they were planted, a lot of ericaceous soil was added around them and all are doing really well.

Filling raised beds

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 21:51

OH built three connected raised beds and when we had a pond built to accommodate the koi and other fish we had, the builders wheelbarrowed it to fill these beds and we topped up with multipurpose. Our raised fruit and veg beds (we're on a hill) had multipurpose and manure that is topped up with compost and chicken manure pellets.

Moving Bamboo

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 16:47

If you did want one Verdun to be in a pot, you could always try growing it in a water tank. I had a green one and a black one in two of these either side of the patio doors of my old house. The bamboos grew tall, did produce new shoots and didn't break out of the tanks.

Moving Bamboo

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 11:03

My father in law has this in his garden and it does send out shoots. It might be better to put it in a bigger pot.

Japanese Maple

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 11:01

I would do it now before new shoots emerge. I have some small acers and three that are tall and I will be tidying them up before the leaves emerge.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 22:39

Lesley sent OH down to check and it wasn't rhubarb he took so he must have gone into another garden.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 15:48

Went to check the rhubarb I had planted as we had a beagle appear in the garden from nowhere, head down to the end of the garden and come back sometime later with something in its mouth, and disappear.

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 11:02

Mrs blackbird having a bath in a very full birdbath.

3 blue tits picking at the moss growing on my apple tree.

Pair of robins

Kniphofia`

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 10:57

Mine are in the ground, but I did have one that sprouted next to some stone steps and I dug it out to make a deck, and potted up the plants. I got at least 20. I left them in their pots and they stay outside all year round until I find somewhere to plant them or give away.

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. 
Replies: 13    Views: 391
Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 11:05

Moses in the bulrushes

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Last Post: 06/10/2013 at 11:09

dahlias

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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