London (change)
Today 18°C / 11°C
Tomorrow 17°C / 11°C


Latest posts by Gardenmaiden

seedless grapes

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 10:43

Try them when they change colour. Mine are still green, but they are small round grapes, and they change to look like a pale whitecurrant. Its a wine grape, not a dessert one. I go by the taste and pick them then. I'm going to harvest and see if I can at least get a bottle out of them.

Is this St Johns Wort?

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 23:16

I have that and its invasive. Going to dig it out asap.

Shrubs for birds' nests/cover

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 23:13

Hawthorn, Eliagnus are in my garden and what they zoom to.

plant ID.

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 21:56

I have inulas but the leaves are huge, so that's why I didn't think it was that.

plant ID.

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 12:54

Well I recognised the yellow flower jekyllandhide but could not think of the name. I think the ox-eyes are about a foot tall with thin stems.

Plant ID please

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 12:51

Any chance of spare seed to offer on the Seed Swap?

Hot Wall

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 12:49

The only thing to be aware of with Campsis is if it is really stormy, the branches which sucker to walls may come off and snap. It used to happen every year with stormy weather at my old house and you had to get through them to get out the front door

plant ID.

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 12:41

1. Leucanthemum

2. Like an Inula but the leaves are not right

3. Astilbe

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 09:18

Seeds arrived today Fidget, thanks

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 22:24

Thanks Fidget.

Discussions started by Gardenmaiden

A Grass, but which one?

I've had this in my front garden for a while but don't know which type it is. It might be a stip but its not Gigantea or Tenuissima. 
Replies: 10    Views: 293
Last Post: 19/08/2015 at 10:46

The Instant Gardener

Replies: 212    Views: 8641
Last Post: 16/08/2015 at 01:44

Dahlia ID and Other Plant ID

I bought these dahlias in February and there was no name on what variety they were. 
Replies: 8    Views: 218
Last Post: 04/07/2015 at 21:14

Slipper Orchid

How to look after once the flowers have dropped off 
Replies: 2    Views: 206
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: 1512
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: 1483
Last Post: 18/12/2014 at 21:51

Green tomatoes

Replies: 8    Views: 447
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: 531
Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 11:05

Moses in the bulrushes

Replies: 2    Views: 465
Last Post: 06/10/2013 at 11:09


What to do when the plant has gone over 
Replies: 3    Views: 629
Last Post: 13/08/2013 at 20:01
10 threads returned