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New front garden

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 09:43

I would have a narrow path in front of your windows for easy access to the gas meter. You could always have a couple of plants in pots at the start and finish of it too. Whereabouts are your pipes and how far down? It might be best to have plants that are shallow rooted where they are.

Pyracantha can be vicious. The thorns can be 2-3 inches long. You could have a lavender one. Not so much pruning and you can make use of the flowers when they have gone over.

If your garden is going to be surrounded by sleepers, you've created a raised bed, and I remember reading that you wouldn't need to dig over the soil, just top it up with topsoil and the plants roots will find their way down.

What plant?

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 15:59

It reminds me of Eleagnus

Help needed!

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 10:08

If its their fence, its up to them to repair it, not you. I can't see anything attached to the fence, and if it was the plants I think they would have found a way through the gaps, and your plants aren't doing that. Could also be that the posts are now rotten, looking at the colour of the panels.

They're trying to pull a fast one, and if it bothers them so much they know what they should do.

If you wanted to be neighbourly you could offer to pay a third or half, but if they are not being nice about it, don't.

Jurassic plants

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 16:11

Maybe the plants that are next to one of them (bamboo and grasses), and bamboo and cornus next to the other are containing them. They have been in the ground for over 5 years now.

Jurassic plants

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 13:08

Really? I've got 2 in my garden and have not found them to be.

Jurassic plants

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 11:58

How about arundo donax Verdun, for something a bit different?

Clivia has a flower coming - what next?

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 10:02

I last had flowers on mine 3 years ago. I did put the pot outside in the summer, but it didn't like it, so now its back in the hall producing lots of green leaves.

Free tickets to London Zoo/Whipsnade Park

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 10:00

If you have any available, could I have 4 please? I think you have my address already from the seed swap.


Posted: 17/02/2016 at 09:46

My OH grows them. He usually starts sowing seeds at Christmas in a propagator under lights. The plants are currently about 6-8 inches tall. They go into a heated greenhouse about April and then stay in there. Once the frosts have passed, the greenhouse isn't heated and they are watered daily, and they also get a feed with something called Chilli Focus weekly or monthly (not sure which).

He gets such a large crop of different chillis that we give them away, keep some for seed harvesting.

You can grow indoors, but they do need heat to produce chillis.

Plant ID please

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 13:06

I have that too Lyn. Seeds itself and is shallow rooted, so easy to move to where you want.

Discussions started by Gardenmaiden

A Grass, but which one?

I've had this in my front garden for a while but don't know which type it is. It might be a stip but its not Gigantea or Tenuissima. 
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The Instant Gardener

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Dahlia ID and Other Plant ID

I bought these dahlias in February and there was no name on what variety they were. 
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Slipper Orchid

How to look after once the flowers have dropped off 
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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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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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Green tomatoes

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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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Moses in the bulrushes

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What to do when the plant has gone over 
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