gardenning granny


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Indoor stargazer lillies.

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 18:43

I've had to abandon growing lilies because of the lily beetle.  No amount of vigilance and daily picking them off helped.  So you need to be aware that the handsome red lily beetle may be a threat and take action the minute you find the first one.  They also attack fritillarias.  Sorry to be a wet blanket, but forewarned is forearmed.

Planting Suggestions, please

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 18:29

I would go for the shrub solanum - fabulous blue flowers and will leave space for something lower growing underneath it.  Then I would add sarcococca - wintersweet - for it's winter/spring scent.  Infront of that I would plant pinks, again for ground cover and scent.

Mystery plant

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 18:21

or a campanula?

Weed or hollyhock

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 12:46

I agree - get it out before it flowers and sets seed

a hollyhock would have snail trails all over what was left of the leaves by now

Can You Identify This Flower For Me Please??

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 13:53

some of the verges and roundabouts here, in the Languedoc, have been sown with a "wild flower mix" of poppies and californian poppies and that rich gold colour with a strong clear red poppy is stunning at the moment (March/April 2016) - I think I'll toss some seed into the ground and see if I can get a patch going - if the snails don't graze them off before they get going that is!

Worms/Leeches climbing up house wall...?

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 10:26

"over the fence" is a patch of wild scree frequented by ducks and I like them!

Unknown weed

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 10:23

They have millions of tiny white bulbs under the surface and you rarely can get them all out.  Try digging down deeply and remove every bulb you can find, then use weedkiller on any new shoots that appear.  Notoriously difficult to get rid of.  Good luck.

Worms/Leeches climbing up house wall...?

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 09:41

just had to water a newly planted ceanothus - realised I had an interloper when spray stopped - I removed an enormous snail from the spray head which extended it's horrible squishy foot as I pulled it out - and I did not stop to study it as I tossed it over the fence!

Greenhouses

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 13:40

I think you need to anchor it to the wall it's leaning on otherwise it will fall over!

Bokashi

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 12:16

My neighbour bought one but seems to have abandonned it.

It seemed a rather expensive bit of kit for not much result.

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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can you ID my new succulent please?

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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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