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Latest posts by Gardenmaiden

Replanting between leylandii stumps

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 11:30

Weemaw, you could try viburnum as they are evergreen, photinia, solanum (I got given one of these as a stick and now its 8 feet high and 8 feet wide). If you don't mind no leaves in winter you could go for cotinus, cornus or sambuccus.


I've used stump killer on a beech hedge, once all the branches were cut off and the trunks cut to ground level, which worked, but they were no more than 3-4 inches in diameter.


Baby birds

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 11:18

For the last 2 days I've had lots of blue tit and coal tit babies arriving and making a racket in my apple tree. They will be due in half an hour.

What a difference a year makes

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 21:47

I agree

Moth and a half

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 18:11

The tree icon is to the right of the smiley face on the toolbar.

What a difference a year makes

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 18:10

Very nice, more than can be said for that sh***y extension, it looks so out of place with the surrounding brickwork.

tv programmes

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 21:56

Lyn, thanks for the list, 3 on there I've not heard of and will look up.

tv programmes

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 14:02

Sky used to have a channel called UKTV Style that had all the old gardening programmes on and some new ones too, then it changed to Home and disappeared.

WHAT IF.........

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 10:18

If they're teeny tiny I will pick them up, but those big buggers get the glass and cardboard treatment and if they don't play ball, then its the hoover. I also do bee, beetle, dragonfly, cranefly, wasp and moth duty too. My boys call any spider they see Mr Skinnylegs (from Peppa Pig).

tv programmes

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 10:13

Hi Rosemummy, I just checked June's GW mag and I found that Love Your Garden is back for a new series on the 23rd, Plant Odysseys (Carol Klein) and The Secret History of the British Garden will be on BBC2 but the date and time haven't been confirmed yet.

An invasion of you forum lot's privacy...

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 10:10

I tried to do a pic but the only successful load was this one with my arms in it.

Discussions started by Gardenmaiden

The Instant Gardener

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Last Post: 31/07/2015 at 21:17

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. 
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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. 
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Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 11:05

Moses in the bulrushes

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What to do when the plant has gone over 
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