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Latest posts by Gardenmaiden

Whats in my Keyhole!

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 22:26

Could it have been one of those solitary bees? I'm sure I'm wrong though.

Please help, have I caused irreversible damage and if so what can I do?

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 22:30

You could

1. Cut the dead stems on your side and plant some low growing perennials.

2. If you and your neighbour want to replace with a more manageable barrier, you could try laurel. You plant as whips and just trim to shape and depth.

3. Yew berries if I remember correctly are poisonous so if you have little ones it might be best to avoid that one.

I'm sure more ideas will follow as there are a lot of inventive people on the forum.

Heuchera - What variety is it and advice on looking after it

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 22:43

Me 4 Palace Purple. There are some nice complementary coloured heucheras you could plant with it like creme brulee, fire chief, obsidian, I love em. I have them in the ground and in pots and have no problems.

Re otting an Acer

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 16:38

We have acers in different sizes and colours and in pots and in the ground. If it needs a larger pot, we just do it, whatever time of year, making sure to use the right compost and water in well, then we leave it alone and water if it needs it. We haven't had any die on us

Strawberry Plants

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 16:33

I'm sure I've heard Monty Don say similar on GW too.

 

Strawberry Plants

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 16:32

I've read that strawberry plants are only good for 3-4 years and then its advised you get rid of them. But if you have runners, pot them up and replace with them. If you keep doing this then you would never need to buy another plant, unless you want a different type of strawberry.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 10:29

Hi Bekkie, could I have some of your fennels and hardy blue salvia seeds please.

and

Hi AmandaBen123, could I have some hardy blue salvia seeds if they haven't gone.

Thanks

Mandy

 

It's my birthday

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 21:23

Hope you've had a great day.

wildlife friendly hedge

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 22:21

My hedge is hawthorn on the right, Part conifer on the left and beech/hornbeam at the bottom, but its the hawthorn and conifer that have the birdlife.

To design or not to design?

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 16:33

Hi Patricia

you just haven't found the right buyer yet. Our garden was a very large lawn with an apple tree and a hedge going halfway across the garden. We got rid of the hedge and have a pond, and lots of plants now,. It isn't high maintenance, and I bet that is what people think when they see yours and are overwhelmed.

Discussions started by Gardenmaiden

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

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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