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Latest posts by Gracie5

Floppy Rose

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 10:52

I had a David Austin 'Pat Austin' growing in a large container and with a lot of their roses, the stems were far too spindly to hold the very large flower.  It must have something to do with the grafting process but it wasn't a good look and have since only bought more sturdy varieties.

Talkback: Native versus non-native plants

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 10:42

I've been gardening for wildlife for a few years and as well as creating a mini wildflower meadow in my garden I also buy non-native plants that are beneficial to insects, if it's beneficial any plant will do.  This year I've planted Pulmonaria's for the earliest nectar source for Bees and I've found that the open flowered Dahlia's are a magnet for them. It's only just coming into flower (everything here is so late) but I am very impressed with my newly planted Buddleia 'Buzz', the dwarf variety. It's the perfect size for any garden, I'm looking forward to seeing how successful it is in attracting butterflies. Will definitely be taking cuttings I think!!

Plant ID

Posted: 02/07/2012 at 17:00

I am also pleased to say that I have ordered Gilia tricolor and Phacelia tanacetifolia seeds, the latter is in the post as I write  


Posted: 02/07/2012 at 14:37

I'm still waiting for the Summer butterflies to appear. Here are two pics of the Spring visits, a Green-veined white and a female Holly blue.



Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 01/07/2012 at 20:32

What a sweeping statement and really, why do people bother complaining to the BBC, they don't listen and are not interested. They know they have a captive audience and we will be watching again when it returns.  Thanks for the link, diggingdoris! 


Posted: 01/07/2012 at 20:22

Two beautiful Jasmines that I know off are Jasmine 'clotted cream' which my sister grew in a pot, it survived all her neglect!!

I've also seen 'Star Jasmine' Trachelospermum jasminoides, looking very impressive grown in pots and climbing over arches. 

Plant ID

Posted: 01/07/2012 at 18:53

Thanks fotofit and toonia, you are both spot on with identifying the plants, very much appreciate it.

Plant ID

Posted: 01/07/2012 at 18:42

Thanks for the replies. I will certainly try and find the Flax seeds, it really is a very impressive flower.

I don't think the second plant is from the Echium family but the flowers and leaves do look very similar to Phacelia tanacetifolia. I will do a bit more research on this and next time I go to Butterfly World, I will ask someone!  

Plant ID

Posted: 01/07/2012 at 14:39

 Anyone know what these two plants are? I saw them at Butterfly World yesterday and would love to own them!!

Does anyone know what this plant is?

Posted: 01/07/2012 at 13:49

The flowers look very similar to the Vetch family of plants!

Discussions started by Gracie5

Viola seeds

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So annoying or not!!

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Plant ID

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Hardy Annuals

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Plant ID

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Leucanthemum 'Broadway Lights'

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Another plant ID

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Storing seeds

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Plant ID

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