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Latest posts by Gardenmaiden

Mystery tree / shrub

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 22:26

I'm after a yellow one after seeing an 8ft high one in a front garden. Anyone know where I can get one as the garden centres near me do not stock them.


Candytuft or weed

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 21:54

Leucanthemum? Or is that the same as shasta?

Candytuft or weed

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 16:57

If the little flower buds look like they might be yellow, its a weed but I can't remember the name. I reckon Nut will know it.

How can they get it so wrong

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 16:53

It was pouring here (Hertfordshire) when I got up this morning, was spitting on the school run, and then it poured down until school run again and now the sun is out but lots of grey clouds.

peacock orchid problem

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 12:06

Mine have just started showing in the pot. Give them a bit more time.

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 22:37

If you get there v.early Forester, it still feels like that.

Nandina domestica (heavenly bamboo) - does it do well?

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 22:14

I had one in my old garden, in clay soil. It used to flower profusely but it was only ever a central stem with 'branches' (not like tree branches) off of it. It only got to about 2.5 feet so I don't think it will grow to provide a screen quickly.

I was going to suggest pyracantha like Obelixx as it does grow fast, has flowers and berries. I cut mine back to an inch wide stem and now its 9 feet tall and screens from the neighbours well.

Children keep pulling up plants!

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 22:09

Netting, the small gauge so little fingers can't pull them up.

big plants or little

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 16:52

My front garden was like that Claire, just grass and nothing else. I used small plants, knowing that they would grow and that I could propagate or grow from seed if I needed. Now it looks like its always been there and was worth the wait.

big plants or little

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 21:04

I've always bought shrubs as a small plant, they have time to get their roots down and then grow to fill in the space. My little Choisya (18") is now taller than me 5'3" and covered in flowers and the perfume is marvellous.

Discussions started by Gardenmaiden

Dahlia ID and Other Plant ID

I bought these dahlias in February and there was no name on what variety they were. 
Replies: 8    Views: 127
Last Post: 04/07/2015 at 21:14

Slipper Orchid

How to look after once the flowers have dropped off 
Replies: 2    Views: 164
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: 1393
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. 
Replies: 17    Views: 1449
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: 491
Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 11:05

Moses in the bulrushes

Replies: 2    Views: 434
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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