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Latest posts by Gardenmaiden

Alan's new series

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 22:00

Not watched it yet, but they do tend to spend a lot more than we would on structures in the garden.

A Challenge for You!

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 06:51

Thanks Tetley, my sister has one of those and I couldn't remember the name of it.

Plant ID needed please

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 22:44

First one is Fatsia, next is chives and finally possibly what they call dog rose.

A Challenge for You!

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 22:41

Mimosa or that pineapple flowered tree I can't remember the name of.

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 22:38

Or Savlon Edd, everything else burns those deeper layers as anyone who has had a burst blister knows.

I've heard more choice words from my local tackle shop (fishing).

Jardins Ouvert/Open Garden

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 22:35

Don't worry about it, yours is bound to be better.

Plants ID please.

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 13:35

I thought the second one was scarlet pimpernel but maybe the leaves are a tad big so may be not.

Another one to identify

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 13:31

I know it as purple toadflax. Nice if you don't have too much of it, seeds easily and if you don't want the plant, comes out of the soil very easily with a good tug.


Posted: 22/06/2015 at 11:34

I will be picking figs, strawberries, tayberries, blueberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants, whitecurrants, rhubarb, wild strawberries, wild raspberries and wine grapes from my vine. Also tomatoes, cucumber and chillis.


Posted: 22/06/2015 at 11:30

We inherited two in our old garden. The rubber was cut away from one side of the tyre in a zigzag pattern, and they were then painted. We planted all sorts of plants in them and as far as I know, they are still going strong.

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. 
Replies: 29    Views: 1383
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. 
Replies: 17    Views: 1445
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: 488
Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 11:05

Moses in the bulrushes

Replies: 2    Views: 431
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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