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Latest posts by Gardenmaiden

Iris in pot on shallow pond shelf?

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 12:00

The yellow flag iris (not sure if its the pseudocorus one) was the one I had and it looked very nice.

Iris in pot on shallow pond shelf?

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 09:39

I put my irises (flag ones) in deeper than that. You want what are known as marginals in water as shallow as that, or leave it as a shelf for the wildlife to climb in and out.

No GW tonight?

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 13:54

I think the gw episode this Friday will be at Malvern.

Royal Baby

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 13:43

There are so many to choose from. Alexandra, Victoria, Mary, Anne, Elizabeth, Jane, Matilda have royal connections.


Posted: 01/05/2015 at 22:00

I have a pyracantha in my front garden, which is in shade until 2pm. I have cut it back to a branch and it is now about 7ft tall. It always has orange berries and the blackbirds love it.

hobbies ie arts and crafts........

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 10:48

I knit, sew, embroider, crochet. I've recently knitted a tablecloth, two huge blankets, currently working on cardigans.

Reading my book collection that I've transferred to my Kindle, gardening at my boys primary school and listening to reception children reading which I've done for the last 3 years.

And I'm a coarse fisherwoman and look after my fish which I have had since they were tiddlers.

ideas needed

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 10:10

Nasturtiums, you can eat the flowers and the leaves too.

Plant /weed IDs

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 23:10

1. Forget me not

2. Fern but not sure which one

3. ?

4. ?

5. Could be delosperma

To fig or not to fig?

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 23:06

My one didn't fruit until planted in the ground, and now we are inundated.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 08:05

Tidied up the raised brick flowerbed in my sons schools playground and planted some 'spare' plants from home. Spent so long doing it, I got surrounded by children at breaktime asking questions and wanting to help. Not finished, though. Another day and it will be done.

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: 460
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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