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Latest posts by Gardenmaiden

Climber in a narrow space

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 09:35

Mine are growing in a space that wide all the way along and the ground has membrane and is topped with gravel.

Climber in a narrow space

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 21:35

How about jasmine? Grows fast, lovely scented flowers on the evening breeze.


Solanum, the potato vine. My brother in law gave me one he didn't want, it was a twig. Now it covers nearly 3 fence panels wide and 9 feet in height.

You could have both and a honeysuckle and passionflower too and just let them mix like I have. I also have a climbing hydrangea in the mix along with a climbing rose Arthur Bell.

What will simply not thrive for you....

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 21:25

My garden won't grow monarda, astrantia or echinacea. I think if I want these they must be grown in pots.

We do get a lot of rain here and are also in a frost hollow, as well as being at the top of a hill with a gradual slope to the back garden. But I can grow and have kept melianthus.

Verdun, I have leucanthemum and I just pull bits up and replant and they just go. I would like the yellow ones too.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 20:23

Hi granma, could I also have some Emily please?

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 13:26

Hi Jo47, could I have some please? I have the short orange ones if you would like some in return.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 10:27

Hi Lyn, could I have dark blue tall aquilegia please.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 09:07

You were right Fishy.

fidget, could I have some of the tall yellow and pink single aquilegia if you still have it please?

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 21:02

Hi Fishy, could I have some of the tall yellow and pink single aquilegia?

Plant Id & Plant division

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 20:58

Best time to divide agapanthus will be when flowering is finished. Also save the seed from your flowers, they look like black flecks of burnt wood and you'll have more plants in time, that's if you like it. Agapanthus are a horrendous price in garden centres.

Insect activity around a chimney pot

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 23:11

If you have about 4-6 hovering outside and when one or two come along it looks as if they are 'conferring' then you have bees.

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: 16/08/2015 at 01:44

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. 
Replies: 29    Views: 1511
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. 
Replies: 13    Views: 531
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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