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Latest posts by Gardenmaiden

Slug and Snail slime

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 21:15

I love the smell of swarfega. My dad always used it when he came home from work when he worked at making printers and photocopiers.

Slug and Snail slime

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 16:04

Swarfega - works on just about anything.

whats the difference between loganberry and tayberry.

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 16:00

Loganberry (Rubus x loganobaccusis) is a cross between a blackberry and a raspberry .It resembles the blackberry more than the raspberry. Its named after American lawyer and horticulturist James Harvey Logan.

Tayberry (Rubus fruticosus x R. idaeus) is a cross between a blackberry and a red raspberry and is named after the river Tay in Scotland.


Unknown flower

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 15:54

They will have very few flowers right on the top and the head itself will be a bit bigger when they come up next year.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 22:07

Hi Bekkie I would like some phacelia, not grown it before. Thanks Mandy

Plant ID

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 16:00

Could it be geum Mrs Bradshaw?

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 21:52

Foolio could I have anemone and arum lily please. PM me for address. Thanks

Large dahlia advice wanted for first time grower

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 12:32


they look very healthy plants. We are in our second year of growing Dahlias. We have ours in 10 inch diameter pots and have these in a large tray that we keep topped up with water. The surface is covered in little clay rocks (just something my husband had lying around) and the plants are in sun for most of the day. We don't do anything special, we just leave the plants to get on with it. I do pick off the dead flowers so we continue to get flowers.

Once they get frosted we cut the foliage off and take them out of the pot to dry off over winter. You can leave them in and just cover with alot of mulch to protect the crown (I haven't done this, just read that you can).

I'm hoping to add to what I have next year.

I'm no expert, I would deadhead when necessary but not sure about feeding them anything special.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 12:10

I have white globe thistle, but is has not flowered yet.

I would like abit of the peony that's on offer and also the blue and the pink delphiniums.

Please PM me as I've forgotten who had/wanted what. Thanks.


Plant Ideas Needed

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 21:57

Angelica, I remember it was covered in insects.


Discussions started by Gardenmaiden

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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