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Latest posts by Gardenmaiden

seed share

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 20:00

Haven't posted my list of available seeds as I've been collecting from my late mother in laws garden and need to sort them out with the hope of growing and therefore collecting more seed.

seed share

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 19:59

Hi Diddy, I'd like to try the black and green bat plants if you still have some left.

Moses in the bulrushes

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 10:17

I saw this in my father in laws garden yesterday. It looks abit like a mini sedge with lilac clusters of what look like berries. Any ideas if its an outdoor plant or a houseplant?

T&M freebies (postage to pay offer)

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 21:45

I ordered the 100 allium bulbs which arrived today and the bulbs all look ok. None are soft. I did have some perennials arrive that were mushy and got my postage refunded. This was the only bad pack I've had far. I hope it doesn't put you off any future plants on offer.


House plants

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 22:43

I grow xmas cactus on my lounge windowsills. They're in sun all year round and flower Nov/Dec. You could also try the money plant or crategus, or even mother in laws tongue.

rampant hebe

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 17:24

I have a couple called 'Lisa' and I just leave them as they don't seem to be a very fast growing variety. I had one in the garden originally that was big and half of it died due to it being top heavy and it split. The remaining half is very spindly but still looks nice.

I suppose you could just prune the lower branches, to raise the crown so you still have the leaf growth.

Pruning probs

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 22:05

I agree with nutcutlet. I had one cistus that I pruned lightly and it snuffed it. I think they like to be in a big area and left alone.

Whats your plans for next year.

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 17:23

Emma 1978, sunflowers will be started off next year, its one of the last jobs for me to do.

Whats your plans for next year.

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 14:17

Weather permitting, for the rest of the year I will be tidying up the garden and doing last minute seed collecting. Then if I can beat the OH to it before he fills the greenhouse with chilli plants, I will start off some veggies and the seeds I have been sent by the lovely people on the GW forum. I am also going to have a go at trying to grow Tithonia and also Leonotis and some giant sunflowers for my two boys.

Ideas please -flowers for late Aug wedding

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 23:29

Annuals might be the way to go. What about sweetpeas? Lots of different colours, lots of scent. Or sunflowers. What plants do you have in your garden which would act as a green foil to the flowers? Or as you live in Cornwall, plants like sea holly, thrift, some lady's mantle. I did table decorations for my wedding using the greenery from my garden and added freesia, ladys mantle and some gold coloured dried flowers to it. My bouquet was a bunch of white roses surrounded by white freesias and the bridesmaids was in red, the same flowers. You could get these from M&S or Tesco or another supermarket and get a nice length of ribbon from a habadashery to tie them (after using florists tape which you can get from all florists).

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