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Latest posts by Gardenmaiden

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 09:01

I have one growing in my front garden Verdun with several others. It is silvery blue and has seed heads like large wheat. My ma in law called it dune grass and it spreads. Do you have it? I've not seen it at garden centres.

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 17:24

I think you have to find one that appeals to you in colour, scent and proliference (is that a word?)

I like Arthur Bell, Anne Boleyn, Moyesii Geranium and Rugosa.

It also the flower I have my earliest memory of and takes me back to my nan's house in summer.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 16:07

Hi Lyn, seeds also arrived today, many thanks

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 21:12

Granma could I have some Lucifer crocosmia. I thought I already had some but I must have imagined it

Climber in a narrow space

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 13:11

The only thing I do is give it all a haircut when it gets wider that a foot or bits hang over where you walk next to it. It makes it produce more stems so should cover quickly.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 09:38

Cheers Lyn, will have to do some collecting once it dries out here.

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?

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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The Instant Gardener

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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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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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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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Green tomatoes

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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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