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Posted: 10/01/2015 at 16:21

In his hotel room ggranny

Good garden centre/nursery

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 09:52

I agree with the first bit of AWBs comment, as i do the same. I find certain B&Qs, have great looking plants in their reduced section. I've bought all my hellebores that i have in the garden this way. And primulas too.

Good garden centre/nursery

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 22:57

1. Variety

2. How they are cared for

3. The bargain section

4. If none of the plants appear to be cared for, I won't be buying.

Garden programme on Sky 1

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 22:53

Steve, say no more. I think we can guess who you mean (the last garden).

Room 101

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 23:01

Can Dallas and Top Gear have a reprieve? I don't watch the rest.

Extra thorny roses

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 22:54

If you want thorns, Arthur Bell is a monster.

Newbie with a large garden

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 22:52

I think you need to get rid of the ones you don't want and then get someone qualified in who knows what they are doing to maybe lift the crowns to let in more light, thin out overlong limbs before they do damage, and tidy up the preservation order ones too.

If you're not in a hurry to drastically change your garden, you could see what will come up during the year, bulbs, etc.

Looking at your last photo, you'd never guess there was a house there The view from above is awesome.

Bringing a bland wall to life

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 17:52

You could paint it and have a thin line of trellis centred horizontally on the wall and then your climbers - roses, clematis, honeysuckle would have something to scrabble around, and some shrubs, eg pyracantha could be tied in place to the trellis. You could even have an espallier fruit tree against it too.

The middle picture, is it a different wall? This would be ideal for planting alpines/sempervivums in the gaps as they need minimal soil and look after themselves.

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 10:10

Blue tit

Coal tit


Very very frosty this morning

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 11:35

A woodpigeon and a squirrel, its raining ATM

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: 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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