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Latest posts by happycottontail

Bit Disappointed By Gardeners' World Live This Year

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 07:48


Bit Disappointed By Gardeners' World Live This Year

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 09:52

Didn't Perennial have a Plant Creche there?  They do at lots of shows.  For a small donation to the Gardener's charity, you can leave your trolley there and keep coming back to fill it with plants, saving you the inconvenience of trying to steer it round people, which often slows you down a lot.  For those who don't know, if you are happy to help staff a Perennial Plant Creche for a couple of hours, you will be given a free ticket to that show.  I know they were recently looking for more volunteers for their Hampton Court Plant Creche.  Contact their Volunteer Coordinator, Laura Garnet via Twitter @act4perennial or 07717 727213 for more details. July 8-13.  If you are on Facebook you can have a look at their page:  Perennial GrbsHelper

Honeysuckle Scentsation dropping buds

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 08:43

I've opened up some of the buds and there is a sort of inanimate little larva inside.  Any ideas on how I can stop this happening?

Help! I'm being attacked!

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 08:39

Can anyone recommend some thornproof long sleeved gloves that will save my arms from being shredded when I'm tying up my extremely exuberant climbing roses?

Honeysuckle Scentsation dropping buds

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 22:10

Bumpety bump!

Honeysuckle Scentsation dropping buds

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 19:04



Honeysuckle Scentsation dropping buds

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 11:49

My honeysuckle is smothered with potential flowers, but the buds are looking a bit feeble and dropping off before they open.  Why is this happening, and is there anything I can do to stop it?

Iris Bulleyana

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 07:03

Another bump - getting desperate now!

Agastache Black Adder

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 12:11

I have 3 of these planted last September when they had lots of lovely flowers.  All I can see this year are some little sticks but no obvious new growth.  Are they usually this late to show signs of new growth?  They are in a border which is shaded early and late in the day.  Have slugs or snails been at them?

Iris Bulleyana

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 10:37


Discussions started by happycottontail

Agastache Black Adder

Yellowing leaves 
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Last Post: 07/08/2015 at 00:09

Stone the crows!

Well, not literally, but they are a big problem in my garden 
Replies: 65    Views: 1546
Last Post: 07/08/2015 at 22:18

White Dianthus "Memories"

Replies: 4    Views: 226
Last Post: 25/07/2015 at 17:36

A Shropshire Lad rose

Second crop? 
Replies: 4    Views: 234
Last Post: 24/07/2015 at 18:16

Great wodges of blackfly on my nasturtiums

Replies: 16    Views: 516
Last Post: 20/07/2015 at 07:56

The what and when of feeding clematis

Guidelines please! 
Replies: 1    Views: 306
Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 22:22

Giant poppies

Keep, transplant or ditch? 
Replies: 11    Views: 644
Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 19:31

What are you planting in your pots and containers?

Replies: 42    Views: 1465
Last Post: 08/06/2015 at 18:53

Bare Root Wallflowers

What do they like to put their feet in? 
Replies: 14    Views: 1293
Last Post: 08/11/2014 at 11:13

Can anyone recommend a good lawn edging tool?

Replies: 23    Views: 3309
Last Post: 20/02/2015 at 04:50

Penstemon cuttings

Conflicting advice 
Replies: 14    Views: 996
Last Post: 08/10/2014 at 21:40

Digging up daffodil bulbs to replant

Replies: 2    Views: 430
Last Post: 01/10/2014 at 22:47

Digging up and replanting bulbs elsewhere - yes, or no?

Replies: 2    Views: 358
Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 13:20

Muscari dilemma

Replies: 9    Views: 428
Last Post: 15/09/2014 at 13:43

Cutting down perennials for a second crop of flowers

Replies: 18    Views: 904
Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 23:02
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