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Rats

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 17:59

I don't like the idea of rats anywhere in my garden - you can get a special box with a small hole for the rat to go on in and eat the bate you put inside - harmless to other animals I think - believe they are made by rentokil

If you've got one in your compost bin there will be a whole family somewhere nearby

Help with plant identification

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 17:55

I'd go for a viburnum with scented flowers - I think it's burkwoodii -same sort of size but with the most wonderful scented flowers in a week or two from now

plant ID

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 17:51

reminds me of the red flowered pulmonaria (one of the lungworts) in which case I would expect it to come into fllower pretty soon

any more ideas anybody?

Miniature Rose

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 17:41

Hello DD - I had a pot of mini-roses from Lidl last year and planted them (the pot seemed to contain 3 cuttings) in a patio tub in my Languedoc garden.  They went through the winter unprotected and are growing really strongly now.  I think roses are pretty tough!

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Posted: 02/05/2015 at 12:20

I'll pm you DD if it becomes a real  possibility.  OH just out of hospital so trips to France off the radar for the moment.  We will definately be going down again in September though.  Nice gardens to visit in the south are few and far between but making friends with local french gardeners is helpful.

Which weeds do you tolerate

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 22:24

otherrwise known as water avens - often sold as a pond plant but wondrously good at selfseeding everywhere

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Posted: 01/05/2015 at 09:11

D D ...might just have to stop off then en route to the Languedoc where my vertical rock garden is.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 09:09

just cut off the bits that have out grown their space - and as a safety measure dob a few bits in the ground to make new plants should the worst happen.  I hacked a load off an overgrown one last year and it is flowering it's socks off at the moment,.

"The Blues"

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 18:12


 Just left these  behind in France - they were actually a much truer sky blue and absolutely stunning - wonderful scent too.  My son has looked after my tray of delphinium seedlings (my own seed) and all 48 seem to be growing well - oh yes, I love blue too.

Campanula flowers are dying off???

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 18:02

The sort you buy in flower at this time of year are often not hardy - mine are growing well but none are anywhere near flowering.

I'd leave them be and see what happens - if they don't pick up you know where the compost heap is!

Discussions started by gardenning granny

help me find a plant with "Matilda" in it's name

find a plant with a specific name 
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Overwintering Tibouchina

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can you ID my new succulent please?

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how to grow Bignonia from seed

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anyone tried taking grevillea cuttings?

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guess who's hiding in my compost bin

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can anyone ID this plant please?

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