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Latest posts by Gardenmaiden

Blood moon....

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 21:11

Its peeping through the massive cedar in next door's garden. Eclipse supposed to be around 2.47.

Plant names

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 21:55

I've got heuchera's key lime pie and creme brulee and my favourite one obsidian

Who still has bees?

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 21:37

Still have a few bees as I have cosmos in flower and also dahlias. The wasps seem to like my chinese holly though it has no flowers.

Sungold Tomatoes

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 21:48

Sungold were great for me, so were Black Krim and Costoluto. But they did take a long time to ripen and alot I picked green and ripened indoors.

Pyracantha Growing Conditions

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 11:11

I have an orange pyracantha in my front garden next to the house, in shade. It gets a tiny bit of sun in the morning, and then from 2pm onwards when the sun moves round. It is always covered in flowers and then berries, but they don't last long once the blackbirds find them.

Found these in a drawer, what are they?

Posted: 19/09/2015 at 11:06

Wonder if the bigger bulbs could be shrivelled dog tooth violets?

Wont go without a fight....

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 23:12

Yep B3

Wont go without a fight....

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 21:51

My Little Pony.... leads straight to My Little Knackers Yard followed by My Little Dodgy French Restaurant and finally My Little Glue Factory - My husband's words not mine. I can't keep a straight face when My Little Pony is mentioned.

Dove if you want a Tribble you can buy one on Ebay. And you can buy them as slippers too.

I have a dreadful wind problem!

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 21:41

There was a garden featured on Beechgrove that suffered from wind and it might be worth you catching it on iplayer for how to deal with it and what plants were growing in the garden.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 18:10

Hi Kathy, I would like one of each if possible. I'm afraid I don't have hostas or ferns but if there is anything else you are after and I have it, then you can have some.

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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Last Post: 19/08/2015 at 10:46

The Instant Gardener

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Last Post: 16/08/2015 at 01:44

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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Last Post: 04/07/2015 at 21:14

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: 1783
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: 661
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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