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One for the ladies. ......

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 14:18

I always loop handbag straps over the gearstick. That way I don't kill my husband as he gets out of the passenger seat.

One probable weed, one possible keeper

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 11:54

The first one looks like a wild geum. It has small yellow flowers.

The second one looks like an eryngium, sea holly to me, but I'm not sure which one.

If this was Yours ...

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 11:31

You could try things like radish, basil, lettuce, baby carrots, strawberries, spring onions. But it looks in good condition and ideal for the kitchen too.

Plant identification for new Gardner

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 07:49

You could plant your strawberries in the ground if you have the space. If they are happy you will get lots of runners which will become baby plants.


Posted: 24/04/2015 at 23:00

Its a shame subscribers don't get this kind of perk that can be useful. I get the subscribers edition of GWM but I can't see the difference to buying it, only that it arrives earlier.

Chelsea Chop

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 22:55

Geraniums if they have flowered.

Giant sunflower seed offer

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 22:53

Yes it was world and it take you to where you can apply for the seeds from different suppliers. We went for Kong, tried the other sites but couldn't get onto them.


Posted: 24/04/2015 at 22:51

You could try pyracantha. It has either red, yellow or orange berries in winter, white flowers in summer and is evergreen with thorns. Grows very well. I have an orange berried one in my front garden that I cut down to a stump and its now 7ft tall and bushy.

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Posted: 24/04/2015 at 22:47

Hi Joanne could I have some basil summer surprise if you have any.

Plant identification for new Gardner

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 13:09

Hi Mansimran,

1st pic- looks like you have three plants here, the top looks like a pittosporum, the middle plant is a polyanthus and you also have an opium poppy at the right corner.

2nd pic - strawberries

3rd pic - might be a hydrangea

4th pic - bulb, not sure what kind

5th pic - don't know

6th pic - think its a weed

7th pic - bluebell

8th pic - might be crocosmia

9th pic - euonymus

10th pic - might be epimedium

11th pic - sedum

12th pic - epimedium and sedum

13th pic - variegated ivy and possibly blind daffodils

14th pic - variegated ivy

15th pic - centaurea

16th pic - germinated seeds but you will have to let them get bigger for identification

17th pic - same as 16th

18th pic - euonymus/pittosporum

19th pic - violas

20th pic - pink flower could be dianthus

21st pic - dianthus

22nd pic - cyclamen

I might have some wrong but the good thing is, a lot more people will know what your plants are.

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. 
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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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