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North facing Porch

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 11:41

How big a plant are you looking for? 

Peace lillies can look lovely in a large pot, and mine is in a very cool part of the house. 

Regular misting though.

Maybe someone knows, but would a sarcococca work in a pot? They certainly don't mind cold, dry spots outdoors in my garden, totally in the shade. Lovely flowers in winter and berries to follow, but have never grown them on an I heated porch.

Thalictrum needs a boost

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 21:08

Aaaaaaah! Thanks pootler  Cant remember it being so manky last year though...

Lilley of the Valley

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 20:22

Send some over to me, Sue!

Lilley of the Valley

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 15:24

I hope I can curse mine in a few years then!

Rose with a leggy bit

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 14:20

Its always lovely to guess the plant, especially when you inherit one! Good luck.

Lilley of the Valley

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 14:19

Mine still have their leave on too, though they're a bit straggly.

my neighbour, who has a lovely lily clump in her garden tells me they can be hard to grow, especially from bulb (easier to establish in the green).

Also, I stuck mine in soil that wasn't well drained, so had to move them, which they hated! They also like ericacious soil, another thing I didn't know and won't always flower well without.

Thalictrum needs a boost

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 14:15

Sounds just like mine - yello bottom half. But my flower spikes thankfully don't look limp.

i wondered if it just went through a less attractive leaf phase midsummer perhaps...

Thanks for replying - hope yours survives.

I'm digging a pond by hand...

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 13:26

Lyn, that looks seriously impressive!

plant identification

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 13:25

I didn't know that. Edd!

How to confuse whitefly

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 13:24

Try it and let us know if it works 

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

Wilting pelargonium leaves

What disease is this? 
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Last Post: 12/10/2015 at 12:23

What is this succulent please?

Label fell off and I can't remember! 
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Last Post: 04/10/2015 at 20:23

Phalenopsis failing to thrive and eventually dying.

Lost 3, this is my last one standing... 
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Last Post: 11/09/2015 at 22:44

Lobelia/Pratia pedunculata or Blue Star Creeper

Where can I buy it? 
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Last Post: 29/01/2015 at 10:02

Golfinches have landed!

Best seed for them? 
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Last Post: 08/02/2015 at 19:34

Dreaded thrips

How can I get the better of them this year?! 
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Last Post: 28/01/2015 at 19:32

Clematis Cirrhosa

does it flower in its first year? 
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Last Post: 08/01/2015 at 12:35

Sternbergia Autumn. daffodils

Still no flowers... 
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Last Post: 27/01/2015 at 16:23

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Any ideas? 
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Last Post: 18/10/2014 at 19:48


Best online retailer? 
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Last Post: 27/01/2015 at 13:12

Clematis Alba Luxurians

Why do I have to prune it mid. February? 
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Last Post: 01/10/2014 at 21:31

Nematodes for thrips

Too late to apply in a sheltered London garden? 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:49

Gardenia to be moved

From outdoors to indoors 
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Last Post: 31/01/2015 at 11:08

Thalictrum needs a boost

Will it re flower if I deadhead or more? 
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Last Post: 17/07/2014 at 21:08

Erodium Bishops Form

Has never re-flowered :-( 
Replies: 17    Views: 558
Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:43
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