Latest posts by Hostafan1

1 to 10 of 8,818

Vanilla Fraise Hydrangea - Needing support?

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 19:54

young plants seem to need support, but as they mature they need less.

Do you know this plant please?

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 15:34

hiya punkdoc. 

Nice to see you and glad you agree with me. 

Forum design update

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 15:30

Poor Nora, I know she's doing a great job trying to keep folk happy, but , IMHO, this whole "upgrade" has been an unmitigated failure. ( unless you post photos from an iPad or smart phone, which I don't)

There's not one single feature , for me, and my use, which is better than before , many are much worse.

Sorry Nora, 

Do you know this plant please?

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 15:27

Salvia purple rain?

Another plant I'D if possible please

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 15:25

looks like himalayan balsam to me. Seeds like a demon, beware.


Posted: 22/07/2016 at 15:24

Stopped for lunch.

I'd hoped to get some cannas dug from tunnel and transferred into the garden, but it was 42C in there, so gave up. 

Much dark cloud rolling about and it's cooled down so maybe after a bit of lunch??

Forum design update

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 11:19

I find I'm using the forum less and less. 

Too many problems since the "upgrade" 

Can't post photos, no " go to last read comment" endless scrolling, takes too long to see latest posts, endless scrolling again.

Solution for Earwigs

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 19:25

 I've not seen an earwig for donkeys years.


Posted: 21/07/2016 at 19:22

Topbird, I know what you mean. Do I really, I mean, really need 8 trays of candelabra primulas? or 50 miscanthus nepalensis? or 50 zantedeschia?

Non Flowering Agapanthus

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 19:04

I bought my last lot of agapanthus from a guy with 750 different varieties. He says they're best in the ground, but the soil here is solid clay in places so mine are all in pots. 

The biggest problem is folk letting the dry out at the end of summer ( apparently )

1 to 10 of 8,818

Discussions started by Hostafan1

What's this?

jelly on grass 
Replies: 7    Views: 531
Last Post: 07/02/2016 at 18:24

What passes you by?

Things which have no part in your life. 
Replies: 126    Views: 5010
Last Post: 27/12/2015 at 15:04

Plant ID

Plant ID 
Replies: 12    Views: 734
Last Post: 13/12/2015 at 10:40

Formatting a blank DVD

How to format a blank DVD 
Replies: 27    Views: 1153
Last Post: 01/11/2015 at 21:35

Chelsea tv coverage.

What do we want to see? 
Replies: 176    Views: 8858
Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 11:02

Help rejuvenating a water lily.

How to rejuvenate a water lily. 
Replies: 19    Views: 1119
Last Post: 06/03/2015 at 17:35

seed potatoes

any favourite varieties? 
Replies: 21    Views: 1303
Last Post: 24/01/2015 at 18:14

Britain's best gardens / Britain's garden revival

Anyone watched these? 
Replies: 22    Views: 1821
Last Post: 15/01/2015 at 19:33

investing in a heated propagator.

investing in a heated propagator. 
Replies: 15    Views: 1213
Last Post: 05/01/2015 at 10:20

tropical garden scheme

found a great site packed with witty info 
Replies: 10    Views: 907
Last Post: 22/12/2014 at 09:12

christmas has come for me too.

Replies: 19    Views: 1324
Last Post: 21/12/2014 at 22:10

GW Last week

99 year old gardener, 
Replies: 9    Views: 921
Last Post: 15/09/2014 at 13:28

Freezing corn on the cob.

What's the best way to do it? 
Replies: 28    Views: 1965
Last Post: 29/08/2014 at 15:50

last night's GW

Dahlia Arabian Night 
Replies: 23    Views: 1782
Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 09:14


some favourites 
Replies: 18    Views: 1112
Last Post: 28/05/2014 at 07:29
1 to 15 of 21 threads