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Latest posts by Gardenmaiden

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 15:24

No probs, it'll give the postman something to think about and thanks.

Newbie Help!

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 13:31

It be a good idea to look at pics of plants/flowers online or in magazines and keep the ones you like, so you've got a 'library' when you do have time to start planting up your border. Geraniums are good, plenty of varieties and tough. Verbenas, aquilegias, irises, scabious, phlomis, astrantias, choisya, spirea. There are lots of perennials out there that would suit.

Don't worry about your garden centre experience, not all of them will be like that, there are some who genuinely care about the plants they sell.

If you get the chance you could visit a garden to see how they plant. Wisley is good as there are 'rooms' and borders of all shapes and sizes.

Looking at the pics of your space, your garden looks very similar in shape to one that Chris Beardshaw is helping to create in Beechgrove Garden (on tomorrow BBC2 Scotland or Sunday BBC2) that also might give you ideas too.

Large plant needed for balcony, help appreciated!

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 10:58

Agapanthus, the large flowered ones, or tree lillies very tall and a nice scent to waft indoors on those summer evenings.

Office Plant Identification

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 10:54

A manky pelargonium. You need to cut it back once its finished flowering or take cuttings to make new plants or buy a replacement.

Raised bed filling

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 09:53

We used our clay soil from the garden, mixed with compost and gravel. We were digging a pond at the time and making three huge raised beds. Once plants were in we put wood chip on top. The beds are not far off 10 years old now and we just leave the plants to their own devices and have never had to weed it.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 21:08

Cheers Star

Plant ID please

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 15:44

I thought liatris too.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 09:04

I've got geum Mrs Bradshaw. Lots of red flowers. Could you put up a picture of the pink geum?

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 17:03

Alot of the flowers are slow to open but once they have, they're flowering for ages.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 16:14

Yes they should be. Mine have only just started to open this week, the yellow ones in the last two days. I've got two more that are still in bud (pink ones), for some reason they are always last.


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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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