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Latest posts by Gardenmaiden

Getting close to..CHELSEA

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 10:13

Chelsea - went once and it was very busy.

Hampton Court - was better than Chelsea.

GW Live - thought it was the best of the three. Lots of indoor and outdoor things to see. Bought lots of plants on the day.

Remember to wear comfortable footwear, and also take a trundle for your purchases.

Small tree ideas for screening (with pictures!)

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 10:05

Pyracantha, white flowers and either red, orange or yellow berries in winter. Cotinus, eleagnus, euonymus, viburnum.

Camassia changing colour

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 10:02

Camassias do come in all those colours. Maybe its the bees at work pollinating last years flowers. I had a similar thing happen with white harebells as I now have light blue ones too.


Posted: 07/05/2015 at 11:21

I have two bushes, one with green gooseberries, one with red berries. The red berries are very sweet. It is also very easy to get new plants from. My red one has produced 3 babies. I prune mine before anything sprouts, so that there are no crossing branches and try to make it a goblet shape, but the plant has other ideas

Non green fingered newbie

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 22:14

Would it be possible for your friend to save some of those slabs as they are substantial and you could use again in your replanted garden? Was that gated area used for chickens?

GW Sunflower seeds

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 22:07

No email, no seeds.

Anyone can help me identify these?

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 23:05

I thought the first one might be echinops, globe thistle, but I don't know how big that leaf is.

wisteria senensis questions

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 23:03

We were given one by our in laws and last year we planted it in the ground. This year we have our first flower trusses. Our in laws have one in their garden, a white flowering one, which was grafted onto a 'usual' flowering one, and I think they now get two different lots of flowers.

Plant/weed identification

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 19:52

Looks like a chilli plant to me.

Plant/weed identification

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 12:30

Could you post a picture using the green tree icon.

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: 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. 
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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: 471
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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