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Hi Everyone!

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 10:44

If you built raised beds, you wouldn't need to touch the soil. If this isn't something you are going to do, just dig out the stones as you plant in that area.

Are you eating your home grown fruit and veg yet?

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 11:26

Picked my first tomatoes of the season, Sungold.

Plant ID#s Please

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 23:03

The acanthus is the mollis one.

Plant ID#s Please

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 23:02

I concur Fidget.

Fixing up a garden

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 22:56

Your last lot of pics:

Green leaves and white spots = pulmonaria. could have pink or blue or white or purple flowers in spring.

2nd pic could be a sambucus or an astilbe

3rd pic could be a green astilbe

4th pic is strawberries

Fixing up a garden

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 22:52

The lavender, don't cut into the old wood as it won't survive. Best you can do is plant something to hide that view.

The poppy, leave it. It will have a tap root (a root that goes straight down) and you might not get all of it out intact.


Fixing up a garden

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 22:49

First pic, a lovely acer, just trim off any dead bits, the red ones tend to get a little scorched by the sun.

Third pic, big bush on the right is choisyia (mexican orange blossom), you can prune this when you like, I have one myself and its going strong. Has white scented flowers.

Fourth pic, the variegated plant under the acer is an euonymus, but I don't know which one.




Hi Everyone!

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 22:39

Hi Rainbowfish, just watch out for any rubble buried under the soil. I'm afraid its a common occurrence. But what a great space.

What has happened to my Tayberries?

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 22:32

I've got a tayberry and it has had fruit every year since it was planted. I just cut down the dead stems and tie in the new growth. It gets the sun for alot of the day and I just leave it to its own devices. I grow a blackcurrant, blueberry and gooseberry alongside it and they provide a bit of protection from strong wind.

It could just be the extra hot weather affecting it.


Please would you kindly identify and advise?

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 22:22

The fierce sun, I've had that happen to a false goats beard.

Discussions started by Gardenmaiden

A Grass, but which one?

I've had this in my front garden for a while but don't know which type it is. It might be a stip but its not Gigantea or Tenuissima. 
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The Instant Gardener

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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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Slipper Orchid

How to look after once the flowers have dropped off 
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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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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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