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Heather Michaels

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Can anyone help ID this little beauty please

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 15:56

Thanks MuddyFork, just googled that for images and def not that. The flowers are very different on this to the Kerria Japonica, this is much more fluffy, wispier petalled and fuller, the Japonica seems to have only 5 petals making a very neat flower in a single layer, this one is multi layered but thank you

Can anyone help ID this little beauty please

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 15:17

Hi all,

I'm hoping someone can help me out with an ID on this little beauty please? Two pics below, one showing primarily the flower and the other, hopefully, gives a clearer picture of the leaves.

Thanks in advance, Heather


Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 13:00

I'm not able to offer any assistance at this stage, but you are all amazing, what a wonderful thing to do. Bumped again!

Can I put Alkanet on my compost heap ?

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 12:51

I've got a lot of forget-me-nots growing in my garden right now. Or have I?! Now I'm wondering if its Alkanet. I'll have to get comparing!

Herbs in Window boxes

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 15:14

Carolyn I'd say just plant whatever you like to eat! Personally I have trouble with Basil but others have managed to grow it for the season without too much trouble. The hardiest ones are parsley, thyme and oregano (in my experience). Mint will usually grow well but can have a tendency to take over so if you're planting that put it in a pot of its own where it can grow as aggressively as it likes! So long as you water them enough to stop the compost/soil drying out and they get some sunlight each day they should be just fine. Are you growing indoors our outdoors? If indoors, I'd hesitate at Rosemary which is a tough enough plant, but it comes from the med originally where it can grow in oodles of the heat and sun that we don't tend to get here. Hope this helps


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 15:05

Bluebaron I can match you with the unidentified's growing on the right hand side of your pot in the bottom picture. They're everywhere, in my pots, in my flower beds....

Planting Advice

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 13:49

What a fantastic place to live Sarah, I'm so jealous! The closest thing I have to a grotto is a coal bunker

tools I no longer need

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 12:27

Sorry Jess don't know of anywhere. I guess you could always try one of those postcard ads at the local newsagent/supermarket. If that doesn't work a small ad in a local free paper and failing that there's always the car boot option.

I had to Laugh!!

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 15:17


Posted: 24/03/2014 at 14:55

The Wren. Such a HUGE loud song for such a tiny bird. Lovely.

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Was doing great, now I'm not sure if its ailing 
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Where is the best place to look for information on ferns?

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These guys sprang back up yesterday!

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