Latest posts by Gardenmaiden

Totaly overgrown

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 09:57

I would cut down the brambles and tidy as best you can, and as you come across plants, post pics on here to identify. You could have some plants or bulbs starting to appear that you would want to keep.

Verbascum Seeds (Cotswold Queen)

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 09:53

I just looked on Ebay and you can buy a bare root plant for £6.99. No seeds though.


Bed edging on a slope

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 09:50

In the programme The Instant Garden they used aluminium edging which gave a neat edge. But there are lots of different types of edging out there.

New gardener -flowering bulbs questions..

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 09:01

I have tete a tete daffodils, violets, muscari, scilla, crocus, snowdrops, polyanthus, dog toothed violets and hellebores that do well if you're looking for suggestions.

New garden - plant ID

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 08:51

That's the plant in the picture I was thinking of Busy.

New garden - plant ID

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 21:17

26. is definitely Echinops.

27. might be something called burnett.

28. I think its wild garlic.

29. Think that might be a perennial sweet pea.

30. Looks like gorse family.

31. Iris

32. wild Geum, tiny yellow flowers.

New garden - plant ID

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 10:17

Yes, that was it Nut. I doubted myself as I know they come in all sizes.

Help with plant names

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 20:27

1. I agree with Perki and Greenfingers. The leaves are right for Camellia.

New garden - plant ID

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 20:26

19. Might be a hydrangea

20. Is not chives, its a grass I've seen by the water's edge when fishing.

21. Wait till it gets a bit bigger as it might be an Astilbe. So many things look the same at the moment.

22. If its not a big mass of violets, its something similar with blue flowers that I can't remember the name of.

Help with plant names

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 17:11

1. Not sure.

2. Euonymus but don't know which one.

3. Fatsia

4. Palm but don't know which one.

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. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2015 at 10:46

The Instant Gardener

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Last Post: 22/06/2016 at 14:01

Dahlia ID and Other Plant ID

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

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. 
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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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