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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!


Posted: 28/06/2012 at 21:30

I would say the problem is the container. Honeysuckles are not suited to growing in containers and would get root bound very quickly. They are a woodland climber and grow very tall and are best planted in the ground. 

Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 21:24

I was wondering the same, after all it is being filmed in a private garden and perhaps it's to give Monty a break to get on with other things in his life.

Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 16:17

Just adding my voice and agree that it is so disappointing that GW has been given the heave-ho because of sport. I have been watching the programme for over 30 years and it still has the ability to inspire me and to hunt down a plant that has been featured.  I feel it's the dumbing down of gardening programes on TV, which I hope I am wrong about.  As for ITV's new gardening prog with the lovely Alan, no thanks, not for me!

There is nothing quite like settling down on a Friday night with a G&T and getting my fix of GW. Get your act together BBC and stop messing with your viewers!! 

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