Latest posts by Gracie5

Bye bye Clematis Cassis

Posted: 29/07/2012 at 16:28

My clematis Fond Memories did just that, died. I bought another to replace it only to find the following year, the dead one returned. They look good together but have to say, are very susceptible to wilt.


Posted: 29/07/2012 at 16:23

The open flowered Dahlia's are a magnet in my garden. The advice above is spot on and the list is endless on what you can plant. Very good luck and well done on gardening for Bees and in turn other beneficial insects..

Another plant ID

Posted: 29/07/2012 at 16:16

It wasn't the usual flower shape of the Valerian but more flat headed like Cow Parsley

Another plant ID

Posted: 29/07/2012 at 15:40

Oh, I didn't think it was Meadowsweet as it was pink and not as fluffy. Will check it out, thanks.

Another plant ID

Posted: 29/07/2012 at 14:54

Saw this growing in a meadow in Scotland, it had a beautiful scent, anyone know what it is?


Flower Identification

Posted: 29/07/2012 at 14:42

If the plant is very tall it probably is Scabious 'Cephalaria gigantea ' and yes, it is a Bee magnet.

What is this?

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 19:23

Links don't seem to be working on here. But it is definitely a moth, very similar to the Buff Ermine moth. Very beautiful and so glad you don't destroy them.

Deutzia - should it stay or should it go now

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 16:46

I would say the Elder would be better for wildlife, especially birds.. I love Philadelphus for their perfume but I haven't noticed much Bee activity on mine, might be because it has a lot of competition in my garden from other plants.

July in the garden!!

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 16:36

A lovely wildlife haven you have there, HyppyByker. My kind of garden!!

Coverage of Hampton Court Flower Show

Posted: 09/07/2012 at 16:03

Couldn't agree more with your sentiments. It was ten years ago a friend raised the awareness of gardening for wildlife and since then my garden has been transformed which now includes a mini-meadow. I will repeat again though, the RHS has only recently in the last couple of years got on board and are now sending out the message of how important gardens are for wildlife and what plants to choose to create a wildlife haven.

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