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Posted: 18/05/2014 at 07:03

Thank you everyone. The battle is on.


Plant ID please

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 16:36

Thanks Dove for your tip I shall check it out.

Plant ID please

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 16:35

I've just googled your answer fidget and I think you're right. They are beautiful flowers but they are very unsteady. Their stems are so thin. I've no idea how they got there but I'm glad they did.

Plant ID please

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 15:04

Thanks nutcutlet. No.2 doesn't have many flowers and there's no way it could have been planted because you can't get through the shrub that it's grown through.

Do you think I could take cutings from it? It looks very pretty and would like to put it somewhere else.

And what should I know about phytolacca?



Posted: 17/05/2014 at 14:39

Hi guys,

I seem to be invaded by swarms of ants this year. They are in my lawn, my plant pots and they've started to come into the house. Is anybody else having problems this year and what can I do?

My lawn is starting to look messy with piles of sand everywhere and is it a real problem in my pots or should I not worry?



Plant ID please

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 14:31

Hi guys,

I have some new plants that have just appeared in my garden from nowhere and would like to dive into your fountain of knowledge if you don't mind?


The yellow one comes on a very, very thin stem that has to be supported as it can't stand up otherwise. There is also a pink one beside it. Full sun in a border

The purple one has grown through a shrub, about 1.5m high. Half sun.

The white one has sprouted underneath a tree, half sun I would say.




Succulents advise

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 15:41

Ok thanks guys. I have another option. I could possibly turn it into a veggie garden But do I have to get rid of all the sand?

Succulents advise

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 13:50

I'm in the Netherlands. The weather is similar to the south east of the uk. The sand is sharpish. It certainly doesn't have any problems growing weeds or grass.

Succulents advise

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 13:34

Hi guys,

im planning on converting my old children's sandpit into a a succulent/cacti garden. It currently is full of nothing but sand. So how much soil should I mix in? Can our wet climate overwater them? And can a bad winter kill them off?



Cactus or.....,....

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 20:40

Well I either have to bring them in during winter or go for something else. What about succulents?

Discussions started by Jo Stephenson

Bramble nightmare

How to get rid? 
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Last Post: 11/09/2015 at 20:36

Ant invasion

Can't get rid them. 
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Last Post: 29/06/2015 at 08:47

Half dead trees

Can I fix them? 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 13:39

Entomosporium leaf spot

How do I treat it? 
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Last Post: 27/11/2014 at 07:45

Spraying my cherry tree

When and with what? 
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Last Post: 26/11/2014 at 16:43

Skimmia Japonica Rubella

Can I move it? 
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Last Post: 26/11/2014 at 09:25

What is this?

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Last Post: 01/10/2014 at 18:10

Stephanandra incisa Crispa taking over

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Last Post: 08/07/2014 at 18:19

Cornflower overload

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Last Post: 27/06/2014 at 07:34

Plant ID please

Palm flower? 
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Last Post: 11/06/2014 at 21:02


Overrun with them 
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Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 21:15

Plant ID please

New plants no idea what they are 
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Last Post: 17/05/2014 at 16:36

Succulents advise

How much soil do I need? 
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Last Post: 21/10/2013 at 17:56

Cactus or.....,....

Can I grow cactus in the shade? 
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Last Post: 19/05/2013 at 21:06

Suggestions please

Need some plants for a shady area 
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Last Post: 11/05/2013 at 14:09
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