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Latest posts by Gardenmaiden

Mystery plant

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 22:07

Delosperma. If it gets some protection it might survive. Hoping to keep mine for next year.

Cyclamen from seed

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 22:05

My OH did them and 3-4 weeks germination is what he got. They need to be cool and in the dark. So he sowed them in a seed tray and then put the tray in a bin liner. This was using seed that we harvested ourselves as well as bought seed. He reckons it  was 70-80% germination.

why no list of plant

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 22:01

Maybe GW should have a fact sheet available online like Beechgrove do for every programme.

what's best item you've ever won?

Posted: 14/10/2015 at 17:59

My dad was always the lucky one. If he made a bet on the horses, he won big. If he had a go on a slot machine, he'd win £100. One year he won the first and third prizes in a raffle, he came away with £450, 2 bottles each of whiskey, gin, rum, sherry, vodka. He also said he was lucky because he had my mum.

what's best item you've ever won?

Posted: 13/10/2015 at 22:18

The chance to meet the writer Wilbur Smith at his 80th birthday celebration in London. I didn't think I'd get picked, but I did. Unfortunately I couldn't go due to my boys not being well, and I got a nice email from him.

Orchid help

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 08:50

Its a very big bunch of roses that have been stood in different food colours (I think). I bought them when visiting my father in law and they cost £2.

Rose Question

Posted: 09/10/2015 at 22:39

Wait till it has finished flowering, then cut back. I was told years ago that March was the best time for pruning.

Orchid help

Posted: 09/10/2015 at 22:36

Those are aerial roots, just leave them to do their thing. Any that are shrivelled I cut back and new fresher ones will appear.

Sad plant!

Posted: 09/10/2015 at 22:33

I'd do the same as Tetley.

Fidgets Wedding Day

Posted: 09/10/2015 at 22:32

Have a terrific day tomorrow, enjoy the moments and the moments yet to come.

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: 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: 280
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. 
Replies: 29    Views: 1658
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: 600
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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