Latest posts by Gardenmaiden

Watering Orchids

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 11:28

Never seen one in a glass bowl before, they are normally in see through plastic flower pots.

I would water one of two ways. If you have a mister I would spray the surface, or water directly and then tip the excess out.

Are these weeds?

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 11:23

First one is an Arum, but don't know which one. Second is Lychnis and it will be either white flowered or fuchsia pink. Third one I think is a weed.

Recommendation for a climber

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 09:33

They were dark red scabious, white echinops, watsonia, acanthus and a mystery grass seed. Your propagator will help you catch up.

Recommendation for a climber

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 08:11

Lorna, how did you get on with the seeds I sent over last year?

Recommendation for a climber

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 11:08

Solanum, the potato vine. They have either blue or white flowers. I have a white one that flowers all year round and is evergreen. It started off as a 2ft twig that wasn't wanted and is now 8ft high and 12ft wide.


Some advice please on my bk garden

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 10:58

You could have your lawn as a big circle in the middle and then recycle the gravel and the paving stones and have raised beds too.

New House Garden

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 10:52

If you want seaside, Tetley's suggestion about a boat seat is good, and grasses, agapanthus and lavender would be good plants. If you mulch with different sized gravel in different parts that would complete the look, maybe paint the fence in a pale blue or grey if its yours. I would also re-edge the lawn, as that small job will make it look better. You have a lot of nice plants already and they may benefit from a little pruning. Some of your plants in pots might be good to add to your seaside area.

1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 23:19

No probs Hollie. 53 years married, 58 years together. Makes my 22 together, 15 married look tiny.

1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 12:33

This is a pic of my mum's in 1963. You can see carnations, fern, arum lillies and those horseshoe things. I'm guessing the flowers were all white.


Garden Virgin

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 17:41

Hi, what direction does the sun travel through your garden during the day? Does it go from left to right across your garden or does it go from the front of your house to the back or vice versa? You would want some shade but not completley block out the sun.

Do you want to paint your fence or leave as it is?

What kind of plants do you like? Collect pictures, see what is growing in surrounding gardens to get an idea of what likes the soil conditions.

Have a look at garden centres, B&Q(great for reduced plants of all types), tv programmes. You'll find your ideal garden, good luck!

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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Last Post: 19/08/2015 at 10:46

The Instant Gardener

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Last Post: 22/06/2016 at 14:01

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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Last Post: 04/07/2015 at 21:14

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: 15/10/2016 at 21:16

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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