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Heather Michaels

Latest posts by Heather Michaels

Hi New Here, an You Help With An ID?

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 12:16

I've no idea LeppyMac, but then I'm the biggest bug-o-phobe you ever met! Sorry!


Posted: 23/06/2014 at 12:13

I will Chrissie, no option really since if I took the moss away I really would have bare ground there's so little grass left!


Posted: 19/06/2014 at 13:19

I love moss! When you take the time to look at it, up close and personal, some of it is very pretty! Haven't ever a clue what moss I'm looking at, but I like looking at it and luckily for me I have plenty growing in my garden. Mostly where the grass should be


Posted: 18/06/2014 at 14:48

I have oodles of ferns growing in the sun. Not full on stonking sun as my garden can be a little shady but when the sun comes up and over the front its very sunny indeed and my ferns grow there quite happily (I have some growing in shade too and they grow very well but to be honest slower than the ones in the sun!). I relocated some from elsewhere and brought some juvenile ones from the garden centre, so long as you don't let any of them dry out in their first year they do just fine.


Posted: 18/06/2014 at 14:14

This is really helpful, I bought a half dead reduced price lupin at the garden centre earlier in the year and its flowered beautifully so I was hoping to get more from it for next year and wasn't sure what to do. Now I know!

some of the flowers in my garden

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 15:05

Loving the flowers in the wellies Flora Rosa!

Newbie unsure what plant this is

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 12:49

Beautiful. So much prettier that my pink geraniums, and so many flowers.

Is this trying to die?

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 20:37

Hi Verdun, thanks. OK pots it is! We're not totally shaded,  we do get sun in the garden but the back gets the sun in the morning and the front in the afternoon up until the height of summer when the sun is at its highest, then we get a good blast all over the garden. I have mostly things that will cope with a mix of sun and shade. The problem is the trees. There are just so many of them! I'm in the perverse situation of having more sun in the garden during the autumn and winter than in the spring and summer!  I thought I'd give these ago though as I couldn't stand to know they'd been abandoned. I'll see how they go. 

Wisteria "Amethyst Falls" - is it ill?

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 19:11

Salino, I had a sniff. I thought it smelled quite nice actually, although in fairness its a young plant so it might be a different story when there are a lot more flowers! 

Is this trying to die?

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 19:07

Thanks for the advice everyone. I have very heavy clay soil, which after this weekend's rain is now absolutely sodden and will take an age to dry out but in light of the advice one the ground is dried out I'll ground plant them, providing I can find somewhere sunny enough (not so much space for any more planting, its pretty full) so the advantage was to leave in the pots where I could move them if they weren't getting enough sun, my garden is also not the sunniest in the world. They haven't got any worse in the last few days so I guess that's good but I will try to take some cuttings as one of them is already leggy. One question though, if I take cuttings, do I have to keep them indoors or under cover at all. I really don't have anywhere indoors I can leave them and I don't have a greenhouse or anything outside (unfortunately). 

Discussions started by Heather Michaels

What am I?

Am I a baddie? 
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Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 21:14

Trouble loading pictures

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Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 15:24

Identification required please

Campanula and Begonia - but which varieties?  
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Last Post: 11/07/2014 at 20:48

Wisteria "Amethyst Falls" - is it ill?

Was doing great, now I'm not sure if its ailing 
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Last Post: 11/05/2014 at 19:18

Is this trying to die?

Cistus Purpurens "Alan Fradd" - Advice Needed Please 
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Last Post: 11/05/2014 at 20:50

What am I?

Needing an ID please 
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Last Post: 10/05/2014 at 07:42

What are these infiltrators?

I need an ID on these please 
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Last Post: 13/04/2014 at 16:50

Can anyone help ID this little beauty please

Another ID required please 
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Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 16:07

Identification required please

Can someone help me identify these two please? 
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Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 12:45

Bees, Wasps and Hornets

What a HUGE topic! 
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Last Post: 21/03/2014 at 10:43

Advice needed for a ground covering plant please.

Advice needed for a ground covering plant please. 
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Last Post: 18/03/2014 at 15:21

Where is the best place to look for information on ferns?

Looking for ferns 
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Last Post: 12/02/2014 at 12:28

These guys sprang back up yesterday!

Late Geraniums 
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Last Post: 11/10/2013 at 15:07

My new profile picture

My new profile picture 
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Last Post: 29/09/2013 at 21:12

Absolutely nothing working properly today

Absolutely nothing working properly today 
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Last Post: 29/09/2013 at 19:28
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