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Latest posts by Gardenmaiden

I hope I was missed?

Posted: 27/12/2013 at 22:24

I bet. I remember waiting for the bus to school and my hands ached as it was so cold. And we had to do our mock O levels wearing our coats because the school had no oil to use to heat the school. Keep warm!

Name this vine

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 21:45

Abutilon Kentish Bell

Rejuvenating Overgrown/Gangly Roses (8'+)

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 21:48

I would cut those roses right down as they will produce new shoots and you'll have flowers. I did this to a climbing Arthur Bell, delicious perfume and the flowers start off an intense yellow and fade to pale lemon. It survived the winter and produced lots of flowers.

what is this bush, anyone?

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 21:44

Looks like a winter flowering honeysuckle but can't see the flowers clear enough when I enlarge the picture. I had one of these in my old garden, the scent is powerful.

Best dogwoods for stem colour

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 21:42

I've got midwinter fire and I've cut it back to a stick and its been covered in thick snow and survived. Flavamira and Sibirica are good for red colour, Kesselringii for black stems, Florida for brown. I have some green coloured stems which I can't remember the name of too. I have some as standards, others as 10 foot high stems. I've also got a Kousa chinensis but it hasn't produced those nice flower like bracts yet, but I think it because its not big enough yet.

monty don

Posted: 02/12/2013 at 17:37

Better than what's on now - nothing. Look forward to it.

ID please

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 11:29

I thought the same as Dove by the shape of the flower. Wouldn't mind that plant myself, its unusual and very pretty.

Plant identification

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 19:31

How about putting it with an orange berried pyracantha, or a yellow one?

Plant identification

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 16:56

Definitely callicarpa, blackcaps like the berries.



Posted: 22/11/2013 at 22:48

I actually have squirrels that are partial to a fig, but I managed to pick the ripe ones b4 they were eaten. I wonder if your fig has outgrown your pot. You could try a 50 gallon water storage tank, they're not cheap, but I used them for bamboos.

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Moses in the bulrushes

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