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christmas parcel

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 16:08

That is impressive! Was that a Collect+ you used then?

I sell bits and pieces on eBay and am finding it much harder now that the PO has upped its chargers - this I'll be checking out Hermes from now on - thanks for the tip!

 

christmas cactus wont flower

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 16:06

Could be. They need lots of light but preferably not direct sun. They also need a feed about this time as they're using a lot of energy flowering. But careful not to overwater, as this can also stress them out. Very little water in general and let compost almost dry out in between waterings. never let it stand in water. It also won't like being near a radiator. Hope this helps!

christmas parcel

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 15:17

please do nut - have spent a small fortune at the PO this Xmas and am not happy 

maybe write it in code!

Cats in Gardens

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 15:14

I am!

PM me and I can tell you more about the little critters 

 

Under trees

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 15:11

Check out www.plantsforshade.co.uk

They have a section just on ferns and other plants suitable for dry shade.

 

 

When is the best time to cut back roses?

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 15:09

Couldn't have put it better myself obelixx 

Grasses for bees/butterflies?

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 15:08

Agree with land girl 

Is your bed in the sun? Some stipa tenuissima and deschampsia cespitosa in drifts can look stunning.

In the shade, ophiopogon nigrescens (black grass) coupled with Japanese rye grass hakkonechloa, looks fab.

 

Enjoy and 

Identification of a large bush!

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 15:03

Firstly...Happy Christmas!

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/35203.jpg?width=225&height=225&mode=max

 

 

 

Now to business  I saw this beauty in the park today - the photo doesn't do it justice really, but the branches are almost silver in the light and beautiful against a water backdrop.

Was wondering what it might be - anyone know?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/35202.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

Thank you 

When do I cut back my Hellebores?

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 12:21

I love them nut, but my garden's tiny so everything has to have its space and not invade. Ah, if I had a large garden like some of you lot, I'd let so many of my perennials go mad!

When do I cut back my Hellebores?

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 11:55

Thanks nut - I took the seed heads off most of them in the Summer, as was a bit concerned about an invasion!

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Clematis Cirrhosa

does it flower in its first year? 
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Sternbergia Autumn. daffodils

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Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

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Too late to apply in a sheltered London garden? 
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Gardenia to be moved

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Thalictrum needs a boost

Will it re flower if I deadhead or more? 
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Erodium Bishops Form

Has never re-flowered :-( 
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Plant. ID please!

2 foot tall evergreen shrub rescued 
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Rose Mme A. De Carriere constantly pest ridden

Why?? 
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Garden design courses

The best of the crop. 
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pests ID needed please!

Rudbeckia, Hebe, Rosemary and Marjoram 
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jasminium stephanense

Never flowered... 
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Dwarf apple tree

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