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Red Robin (Photinia)

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 09:09

Hi Sara - I have a Photinia Davidiana 'Palette' which has pinky-tinged leaves streaked creamy-white and is slower growing. Although it does at time loose it's leaves/berries it is a beautiful shrub & in the spring is absolutely covered with bees, no other plant in my garden attracts them like this one does - an absolute joy to see/hear. 


Posted: 28/08/2015 at 10:38

Hi - am surprised that no-one has mentioned here that you can eat Hemerocallis! Apparently the whole plant can be eaten but I've only tried the flower which I enjoyed - maybe one way to keep the beds down!!!


As dear as Saffron

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 10:42

Hi  - I live in Jersey & over 3 years got just one flower - gave up this year!!!

I read somewhere on the internet that they get baked in the summer in their natural habitat so I placed a cloche over the pot for the summer which was when I got the one flower.

Good luck with it

what is Mertus

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 09:54

Hi - I live in Jersey & have had a large Myrtle which flowered from July to the end of October every year. Looked like it was covered in snow, very pretty but the snow & south westerly high winds in 2012 knocked it down completely. Lucky for me it did have seedlings & one has taken it's place. This time I think I'll contain the height to keep it from the winds...hopefully!

It does have a perfume but seems not to flower when small. Mine is in the garden & there it shoots up quite quickly. Am waiting to see if it flowers this year.

It started out in a semi shady northwest/northeast aspect but once it cleared the fence it was in a sunnier southwest position. There are a lot of trees surrounding my place. 

Hope you find this helpful to you?


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 10:19

Many thanks Dovefromabove, I have done this.


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 09:55

Hi - having just received the email from Gardeners' World I find I cannot get the link to the Climbers & the Alpines to work - the Gallery works, so presume the links are faulty? 

Anyone else experiencing the same problems?

shrubs for shade

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 09:20

Many thanks to you all. That's given me a lot to check out & I'm grateful.

Have a good summer

shrubs for shade

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 16:01

Many thanks Dave will look these out

shrubs for shade

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 14:30

Hi - my fence faces northwest but gets the sun for an hour or so early morning this time of the year before the trees opposite get their leaves on.

I'm looking for a small (2-3ft w & h) plant, flowering mid to late summer with either yellow, white or pale coloured flowers which will stand out on this shady side.

The ground is fairly moist & I seem to grow most plants so think my soil must be fairly neutral/slightly acid.

Would appreciate any help.



Poached this morning!

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 11:25

Hi - if you've got a microwave do it in there so much easier & less messy

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