London (change)


Latest posts by greenmaid

1 to 10 of 24

A mystery

Posted: 05/05/2016 at 21:44

Thanks for looking nutcutlet

 Sorry no more photos but I will take another when I get some leaves to show.  It is about 12" tall.   I think the soil is quite acid and damp, did wonder whether it could be a wild flower.  Nothing else in the garden has been eaten but both the flowers and the leaves are irresistible to something.

This is only the second year of living in Scotland and last year I also tried to find out what this plant was.

Am I too late

Posted: 05/05/2016 at 20:36


Am I too late

Posted: 05/05/2016 at 19:18

Could somebody advise whether it is too late to plant a clematis montana in Scotland please.


A mystery

Posted: 05/05/2016 at 19:17


This plant has lilac flowers when it is still very cold in Scotland at the beginning of March.  The leaves have 5 fingers and are only just beginning to appear.  It has no perfume but something loves eating it.  Comes up every year and appears to be corms.  Nobody seems to know what it is - can anybody help please?  Sorry the pictures are not too good.

fatsia japonica

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 10:09

Can anyone please advise me on pruning the fatsia.  I have two plants in a small garden and they are taking over!!   

dwarf weeping cherry tree

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 08:02

Thanks so much everyone for your advice,    

dwarf weeping cherry tree

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 18:59

Thanks for your advice Sue, that was just what I was hoping to hear  -  will now be the plan for tomorrow   

chilli !!!

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 15:09

OK thanks, just one reply to my question would be good even if I don't get a chilli  

chilli !!!

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 14:38

Why do most messages have a 'chilli' against them?  

dwarf weeping cherry tree

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 14:32

I am quite new to this and put the question originally in the 'problem solving' section but had no replies.  Please can anybody help ...  this is a very healthy looking 4 yr.old weeping cherry and has been pruned once.  At the moment a few of the branches are dragging on on the ground and concealing the back of my small garden.  I believe this is not the ideal time to prune but without harming it, could I cut back 2 or 3 branches now?   I do have some sealing material which I could paint on the cuts.

1 to 10 of 24

Discussions started by greenmaid

Am I too late

clematis montana 
Replies: 4    Views: 210
Last Post: 06/05/2016 at 08:31

A mystery

What is this plant? 
Replies: 6    Views: 278
Last Post: 05/05/2016 at 22:07

fatsia japonica

Just too big 
Replies: 9    Views: 1441
Last Post: 20/06/2013 at 19:20

chilli !!!

Replies: 2    Views: 818
Last Post: 05/06/2013 at 15:09

dwarf weeping cherry tree

some branches dragging on the ground 
Replies: 6    Views: 1246
Last Post: 06/06/2013 at 08:02

minature weeping cherry tree

Can I prune a couple of branches now? 
Replies: 0    Views: 539
Last Post: 04/06/2013 at 15:22

disappointing peppers

peppers in conservatory 
Replies: 11    Views: 1103
Last Post: 09/08/2012 at 06:57

disappointing peppers

peppers in conservatory 
Replies: 0    Views: 659
Last Post: 07/08/2012 at 16:50

clematis - Ernest Markham

Why no big red flowers 
Replies: 5    Views: 1055
Last Post: 29/07/2012 at 21:40


auricula in pots 
Replies: 3    Views: 1088
Last Post: 01/06/2012 at 16:41

Amaryllis - any help welcome

Neglected forgotten Amaryllis 
Replies: 3    Views: 1060
Last Post: 31/05/2012 at 21:15

Poor little weeping minature cherry tree

minature weeping cherry tree 
Replies: 5    Views: 1112
Last Post: 25/05/2012 at 22:33
12 threads returned