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Latest posts by Gardenmaiden

Dilemma........wot to choose?

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 11:03

I've got 2 Timperley Early and the garden had two crowns in already but I've no idea what variety they are, but they are early varieties too.

Dilemma........wot to choose?

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 23:35

More bulbs and perennials, they look after themselves to some extent. More rhubarb as what I currently have does not last the season so I've got three plants to get in to prolong the season, and more bulbs too.

Dahlia tubers

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 18:11

Verdun, when I say 4-5 flowers per plant, I mean in flower at the same time, not in total. Its certainly alot more than that

Perhaps this is something to advertise on the seed swap thread or start one for dahlias.

Dahlia tubers

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 14:48

Will do Hostafan1

Dahlia tubers

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 10:28

I've only had dahlias for 2 years, I got them in a sale on the Sarah Raven website and I grow them in pots because we have clay soil and some parts are chalky too. I don't think mine would survive in the ground because we do get a fair bit of rain. I get about 4-5 flowers per plant (I have 7).  I dead head regularly to encourage more flowers and so far I'm pleased with them. The tubers have really bulked up, one clump has split in two so I'm guessing that's how you get more plants. Hoping to add some darker ones (mine are all pink, spiky, sunflower like, bishop like).

I got lucky last night...

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 10:19

Cold and frosty here this morning.

What is this?

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 10:18

Yes I'd heard you could eat certain varieties, but haven't tried them. The one I have produced fruit similar to that and the flower was white with the purply striped centre. Have not seen the birds try them so they can't be very tasty.

Where to put arch?

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 10:13

The end of your path looks a good spot to start with. What part of your garden get the sun the most during the day? It might be better side on with a seat under it, a nice place to sit in the summer.

I agree with Nut in trying it in various positions around the garden, as it may be best somewhere totally different to our suggestions. Look forward to seeing where it ends up.

Christmas from the garden

Posted: 23/12/2014 at 17:39

I found a circle of polystyrene with oasis glued to it some years ago in a florists, which is what I use to make the wreath, and cut bits of shrubs from the front and back garden to stick in it. I make sure the oasis is wet first and the whole thing lasts 2-3 weeks. It hangs below a porch light and is sheltered from the elements.

Glad you like it and I wish I'd taken photos of all the ones I've done.

Christmas from the garden

Posted: 23/12/2014 at 13:44

Made today with trimmings from the garden (cornus, choisya, a very tiny holly leaved shrub with orange flowers, chinese holly). The variegated holly literally blew in to my front garden yesterday morning so I've made use of that too.


Discussions started by Gardenmaiden

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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Green tomatoes

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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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