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Latest posts by Gardenmaiden

Students after feedback on greenhouse ideas

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 22:14


Christmas Door Garland/Wreath

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 22:09

I managed to get a circle of polystyrene with oasis glued to it and I have used this for nearly 10 years to do a wreath for xmas. I use the foliage from shrubs in the front and back garden and add any berries from my plants. I must be doing a good job because the blackbirds try to take the berries.

Anything on your Wish List?

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 22:04

Ngcards - The Generous Gardener is a good rose from David Austin.

I would like the Persian Ironwood tree and the Foxglove tree

Tulbaghia - wow!

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 14:13

I did and it didn't survive, so they obviously need protection. Haven't seen one to buy again in my area though.

Fragrant tree

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 21:47

If its worse in the evening in summer then a jasmine or tobacco plants or night scented stocks and there is a viburnum that smells divine (in my garden but don't know the variety) to plant. Failing that, a clothes peg on the nose or breathing through the mouth is all I can suggest.

Something of an apology.

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 22:42

Hoping to hit a few more NGS gardens next year in my area (Rickmansworth). Did my first one this year and got some really good plants.

Best tool for digging in/turning over green manure in clay soil?

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 22:38

Not tried it, but what about a drill with a very long attachment like they use to mix cement in a bucket?

Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 22:36

I thought it could do without the little gift at the end, but saying that, it was good to see the craftsmen/women making said gift. Don't forget she did teach for a few years so its quite possible that she taught a fair few people she meets in the gardens she visits. I will keep watching.

Has J Parkers got a crummy new website?

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 22:32

Just tried and no problems.

Primula Auricula

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 22:27

I keep mine (burgundy with yellow centres, no idea which variety they are) in small glazed pots near a very large variegated pittosporum outside all year round. They flower every year no problem. I don't see any in garden centres near me unfortunately, to add to them.

Discussions started by Gardenmaiden

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: Yesterday 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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