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Latest posts by Gardenmaiden

difficult (imo) id please

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 20:52

It looks like it could be an Aquilegia or a Thalictrum.

A present for the birds

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 20:49

When I used to cut my boys hair, I used to put it out for the birds, the blue tits seemed very keen to have it for their nests.

Mystery plant

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 16:31

My brother in law has them in the garden. He just cuts them down to stalks and they produce more laves and flowers in spring/summer.


Posted: 15/04/2015 at 13:32

Looks abit like hollyhock.

Two plant ID's please

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 13:31

I think you need to wait until a flower bud/spike appears as at the moment they loo like they could be yucca or big agapanthus.

I'm sure I've seen a pic similar to the first one on a different thread.

Hanging baskets in shade

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 13:28

Lofos Burgundy Falls, Petunias, sunflowers.

Rhodendron bed

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 13:25

How about slate? It comes in different colours so you can find one to accent your rhodies.

What should I do with my Flump-Monster?

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 09:45

If you don't like the lower branches, I would remove the smaller ones near the ground, but I wouldn't touch any of the others. You never see any tidy pruned magnolias even in show gardens.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 08:09

Hi Lena

PM me your details and I'll put some together for you. I wouldn't mind some lupin seeds in return.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 21:32

For anyone new to the forum or not, I have these:

I have these left:


Sweet Pea (red, pink, white, lilac) scented

Hollyhock (pink or yellow mixed)

Phlomis Russelliana

Francoa Sonchifolia


Acanthus Mollis

Allium Spherocephalon

Anemone (pale pink/ deep pink)

Weld Reseda Luteola (a yellow flower spike abit like veronica)

Inula (tall yellow daisy)

Leonotis Beau Apricot (Staircase plant)

Lychnis (I think) fucshia

Angels Fishing Rod (pale pink)

Verbascum Olympicum

Opium Poppies double red

Poppies peachy pink

Digitalis Lutea (cream flowered perennial)

Aquilegia mixed colours

Thalictrum Flavum

Harebell (blue and white mixed)

Watsonia (flowers are similar to crocosmia)

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. 
Replies: 29    Views: 1253
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: 465
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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