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Help, I'm young and completely clueless.

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 22:20

I would say to feel like you have made a start, repaint your fence panels, it can make a big difference. Also its a good idea to go and look at the reduced trolley in garden centres and other places like B&Q. You can get plants that although they have finished flowering, will be good for next year. I've done this for years and have had some very good bargains.

spreading all over - id if possbile please

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 08:41

Perhaps you've got lots of different varieties. They are tough to dig out.

Put A Name To This

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 16:30

Hebe, looks very similar to tow I have called 'Lisa'

Chili Leaf Problem

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 16:29

Could you put up pictures? My OH thinks it might be due to lack of air movement, you will lose those leaves.

Any advice for first ever visit to RHS Chelsea & GW Live?

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 20:05

Me and OH have been to Chelsea, Hampton Court and GWL and we thought that GWL was the best out of the three.

Any advice for first ever visit to RHS Chelsea & GW Live?

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 16:26

1. Bring bag(s) or you can buy a funky trundle to cart your purchases along. Don't forget they have a plant creche so you can leave your plants and go and buy more.

2. Comfortable footwear, you'll walk miles without realizing until the dogs start barking.

3. Arrive early so you are parked nearer. There are bus stops where you can get a bus to the entrance and back to.

4. Take packed lunch.


For Hampton Court, get there early as parking is on grass opposite Hampton Court.




Posted: 20/03/2015 at 16:16

My grandad had them in a line down both his arms, but he was in the Army.

My dad had one on his left forearm of two swallows, a heart and some leaves. I couldn't make it out very clearly as he'd had it done when he was 14. Size wise the size of a clenched fist.

My youngest sister has a tiny rose and stem on her arm, a snake on her thigh, a black panther on her left shoulderblade and a butterfly with our dad's initials on the right shoulderblade.

I might get one done when I'm 50 of a crab with the cancer starsign between its pincers, overall size 2.5 x 2.5 inches.



Posted: 20/03/2015 at 11:35

It went a bit dark here (Rickmansworth) but you couldn't see anything because of cloud cover. Its sunny now though.

Competition for you

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 08:27

Its ok as long as you keep it manicured.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 08:26

Christine, the honesty don't seem to do anthing in a pot so try them outside. The other two start off in a pot.

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. 
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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. 
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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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