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Can I plant Hostas here?

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 20:28

Thanks. i've had Hostas before and they can get quite huge. But thought I'd try and get some of the tiny ones like Blue Ears. I think the magnolia may take up too much moisture but still, I'll plant a couple and see how they do.  Any other suggestions of plants that would grow there?

Can I plant Hostas here?

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 19:58

the patch under my magnolia tree is looking very bare, just covered in weeds. Although I've planted lots of snowdrops for the spring I thought small Hostas would like it in the shade there in the summer.  What do you all think?

gallery of shame

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 18:22

Love this thread. My dad buried his war time service pistol in the back garden in end RH corner. Haven't got round to dealing with that area yet but hoping to find it !  Oh yes there's also a marble gravestone of some chap that died in 1949!  Pretty sure there's no body but my hollyhocks are looking marvellous!

First paeony of the year

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 19:56

Beautiful white peony nut cutlet! I've just bought my first tree peony. A yellow one that is only about 4" tall. Not sure where to plant it though. Full sun or abit of shade? in a corner of the garden? I only have a very average 30' by 30' garden and don't want its roots to eventually take over a large area. Any suggestions?

Plant ID Please

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 19:42

Oh dear I think I've got an awful lot of hoicking out to do this weekend! Still I get to be outside which must be better than inside. Thanks everyone

Plant ID Please

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 17:50

hi guys. Anyone know what this is ?  Got quite a lot of it in my mum's garden that I've inherited. Wondering whether to dig up or leave in


I won't be using the forum for a while

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 17:38

Getting back to the original thread (although all your comments have made me laugh!).  I seem to have entered the debate a little late. Why was the old format changed?  It was so easy to use and easy on the eye.  This one just wastes too much space, scrolling scrolling scrolling on my little mini iPad.  Did anyone ask the forum members if they wanted a change? A little bit typical of the age we live in I'm afraid.  Having said all that I will be uploading a picture in another thread of a plant I want id-ing so let's see how it goes

More ids please!

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 22:22

i have a few other ids please as you guys seem to know literally everything !



 Any ideas?  Keep or get rid of ? The bottom one is quite invasive and is cropping up everywhere


ID please

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 22:13

I've googled iris foedtidissima and you're right it does look like it. Didn't get the seed heads over winter though. Thanks cambridgerose and nut cutlet. Also vinca minor, not sure whether I can wait till it flowers it really has almost completely taken over one border. And looks really hard to get rid of.

ID please

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 19:46


I've got another one if anyone is interested. I spent the weekend digging up a big stand of cuckoo pint which was hard work. But nothing compared to this weed that's threatening to take over not only my garden but I reckon the planet too given half a chance. It sends out long runners and the soil is compact with it to 2 or 3 inch depth. Smothered everything so will jest have to clear the entire bed.

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