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Bargain Buy of 2015

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 11:49

Went to B&Q in Watford for a mooch and found 2 primulas for 50p each, two pots of flowering tete-a-tetes for 1.50 each and a substantial english lavender reduced to £4.00.

Orchid type?

Posted: 02/02/2015 at 14:14

It might be Dendrobium, I think that's how its spelt. I'm guessing its that by the green leaves.

What's on your wishlist?

Posted: 02/02/2015 at 14:11

A foxglove tree, pawlonia and a persian ironwood tree, think its also known as parrotia. I got some foxglove tree seeds so will try to get it to germinate.

Bargain Buy of 2015

Posted: 02/02/2015 at 13:48

Didn't realise you could use them for garden centres. I'll have to have a read up on Tesco's website.

Bargain Buy of 2015

Posted: 02/02/2015 at 10:36


Cottage garden flowers

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 22:56

Salvias, foxgloves (biennial), lupins, snapdragons, nasturtiums, cleome, poppies

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 18:48

Planted up the buddleia Lyn sent me and sowed some tomato seeds, globe artichoke, cantaloupe, pumpkin. Plus alot of the seeds from the swap.

grape vines

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 16:50

I have a wine grapevine growing up and across the outside of my lounge, which gets the sun all day.

I think you can plant it in the greenhouse or you can plant it outside but train it into the greenhouse through an empty panel.

Monty Don grows his in a greenhouse and its trained around it. If last years GW is available on iplayer, it might help you make your decision.


Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 11:06

Thanks Lyn, buddleia and eryngium seeds arrived yesterday.

Favorite apple

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 15:41

One that I haven't seen for years, Golden Russet.

Discussions started by Gardenmaiden

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: 03/03/2015 at 17:39

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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