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Latest posts by Gardenmaiden

A Grass, but which one?

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 10:55

 The wispy grass at the front.


ideas for raised beds -new garden

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 10:49

Can't go wrong with geraniums. They come in all sizes and colour of flower and leaf.

Phlomis, in yellow, pink or violet. Birds like the seeds and provide winter interest.

Cornus (dogwood) small white flowers, then berries and then the leaves fall off and you have coloured stems in red, orange, yellow, green, brown, black, depending on the variety.

Idea's Please

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 10:45

Snap Dove and Hosta, was thinking that myself. These are mine so far.


Any ideas for an entry.....

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 10:32

3 eggs, 150g (6oz) each of caster sugar, butter and self raising flour. Mix sugar and butter together, then add the eggs then flour. Divide into 2 sandwich tins lined with tin foil and cook on gas no.5  for 30-35 mins.

Sandwich the sponges when cooled with jam and dust the cake with icing sugar.

I'd show you one I did earlier but they don't last long in my house.

Friends Orchid

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 22:18

Whatever windowsill gets the sun late afternoon is the best one, or one that gets light without direct sun.

Ideas For Privacy Screening?

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 13:38

Gorguruga, a reduced stand is where they put the plants that have finished flowering.

NorthernLass2 I have got some bargains. Erysimum, Rudbeckia, Heuchera, primula. They weren't in flower when I bought them but have flowered this year. I guess every B&Q is different.

Friends Orchid

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 11:28

Its either just dying naturally or it has had water sitting right in the 'corner' of it. A new one will appear in the centre. You have to be careful not to get water in the centre or it will rot.

I started out with one and now have 12.

Ideas For Privacy Screening?

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 11:21

You could try, jasmine, honeysuckle, passionflower, climbing roses. If you have a B&Q or Homebase near you, check if they have a reduced stand. You could pick up a couple of bargains. I haven't been for a while myself so I must do that.



Exotic and beautiful tree but a real nuisance

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 21:27

To the left you've got a yellow buddleia, worth keeping as you don't see many yellow ones around, and a possible crab apple or normal apple to the right

Exotic and beautiful tree but a real nuisance

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 21:25

I had that in my previous garden. I used to cut it down to nothing because strong wind used to snap all branches. It did used to send up runners through a lined six inch deep path through to the lawn and I just cut them to ground level.

It does have lovely autumn colour until the leaves drop off.

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. 
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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. 
Replies: 29    Views: 1502
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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Last Post: 13/08/2013 at 20:01
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