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Latest posts by Gardenmaiden

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 09:56

I have these left:


Sweet Pea (red, pink, white, lilac) scented

Hollyhock (pink or yellow mixed)

Phlomis Russelliana

Francoa Sonchifolia


Acanthus Mollis

Allium Spherocephalon

Anemone (pale pink/ deep pink)

Weld Reseda Luteola (a yellow flower spike abit like veronica)

Inula (tall yellow daisy)

Leonotis Beau Apricot (Staircase plant)

Lychnis (I think) fucshia

Angels Fishing Rod (pale pink)

Verbascum Olympicum

Opium Poppies double red

Poppies peachy pink

Digitalis Lutea (cream flowered perennial)

Aquilegia mixed colours

Thalictrum Flavum

Harebell (blue and white mixed)

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 16:52

No I didn't. Have been dealing with chickenpox for the last month.

front borders

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 10:24

Bluebells and if you think there are too many clumps, dig them up now while you can see where they are.


Posted: 09/03/2015 at 14:23

I've been growing crystal lemon in pots for the last 3 years. The cucumbers are pale yellow and can range from grapefruit to apple sized.

What is my mystery bulb thats growing....

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 11:32

Tulip, possibly a read one. Mine are up about 6 inches.

Mail Order Plants - Where from?

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 22:46

Kelsbels, GW are doing a similar offer.

Charlie, had some plugs on Friday from T&M  and they are not puny.

Where do i start?

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 20:31

Hiring a machine to remove the turf from the areas you want to plant will be a big impact in a short space of time. Definitely plan on paper what you want to have where. Patio and path would be a good place to start first as you can use it as a holding area for any plants you do buy.

Mail Order Plants - Where from?

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 20:26

Have ordered from T&M, Gardeners World offers, Hayloft,  Parkers. It's also worth looking at the reduced rack in your local garden centre or B&Q

Trumpet Vine / Campsis radicans - is it dead?

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 20:21

My father in laws one isn't doing anything either.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 17:41

Hope to finish off tidying the soft fruit area this week. I'm sure my pair of robin 'bodyguards' will be joining me and doing a bit of karaoke.

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. 
Replies: 24    Views: 876
Last Post: 13/03/2015 at 15:59

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: 1074
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: 440
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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