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Latest posts by Gardenmaiden

All year round interest with perennials

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 11:46

Buddleia definitely attracts lots of pollinators, so does Solanum. Bees seem to have trouble getting into aquilegias (the ones I've seen in my garden keep trying to get inside from the wrong end).  Lavender, Achillea. Wasps love Angelica Giga. Hoverflies like fennel. Verbena bonariensis and dahlias.

Garden Idea Help

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 10:45

Cornus Kousa chinensis gets quite tall, Viburnum, contorted willow, arundo donax (looks like bamboo but is a grass), smoke bush, sambuca nigra, photinia.

Living fence

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 15:57

What about laurel whips? My mother in law wanted a low hedge as a boundary to the neighbours driveway and garage. It has filled out and is between 2-3 foot high and looks good all year round.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 12:15

Add to that Amish Paste tomato, Costoluto, antirhinum red, pale pink foxglove, leonotis and sweet pea.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 11:56

No gardening today but I had a peep at the seeds sown on the 31st and the cantaloupe, pumpkin, sungold, black krim and salvia seeds have sprouted already. Buddleia also doing well.



Bargain Buy of 2015

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 11:49

Went to B&Q in Watford for a mooch and found 2 primulas for 50p each, two pots of flowering tete-a-tetes for 1.50 each and a substantial english lavender reduced to £4.00.

Orchid type?

Posted: 02/02/2015 at 14:14

It might be Dendrobium, I think that's how its spelt. I'm guessing its that by the green leaves.

What's on your wishlist?

Posted: 02/02/2015 at 14:11

A foxglove tree, pawlonia and a persian ironwood tree, think its also known as parrotia. I got some foxglove tree seeds so will try to get it to germinate.

Bargain Buy of 2015

Posted: 02/02/2015 at 13:48

Didn't realise you could use them for garden centres. I'll have to have a read up on Tesco's website.

Bargain Buy of 2015

Posted: 02/02/2015 at 10:36


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: 23/02/2015 at 10:39

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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