Jo Stephenson

Latest posts by Jo Stephenson

Grape vine

Posted: 22/10/2012 at 16:18
Hi guys, I have inherited a huge grape vine that needs managing. In fact it needs reducing by half. Can I cut it back now or should I wait till spring? Cheers Jo

Digging problem

Posted: 17/09/2012 at 21:12
Thanks guys. Looks like its hard graft whichever way I do it.

Digging problem

Posted: 17/09/2012 at 17:06
Hi guys, I have a large patch of ground that half of is covered in weeds and the other is full of shrubs. I have cut most of the shrubs away and now want to dig the whole lot up, however, the sandy soil I have seems to be rock hard and I can't get a spade through it. Any suggestions? Cheers Jo

Soil disposal

Posted: 09/09/2012 at 15:53
Thanks guys. Now all I have to do is start digging. Think I'll put the kettle on first.

Soil disposal

Posted: 09/09/2012 at 11:59
Hi guys, I'm planning on digging up some large areas that are full of weeds and dead plants. What shall I do with all the soil that I dig up? Can I compost it or will the weeds continue to grow? Cheers Jo

Unknown plants

Posted: 23/08/2012 at 06:55
Thank you all so much. I've no doubt I shall be needing your services again before long.

Unknown plants

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 11:55

Well between you I think you've got it sorted. Having done some research following your suggestions it looks like I have a hibiscus shrub and a quince shrub.

Thank you muchly

Unknown plants

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 11:40

Shows you how much I know, I can't tell the difference between a tree and a shrub

Here's a picture of both shrubs.



Unknown plants

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 11:06

Hi guys,

I've recently inherited a garden and I need to identify a couple of plants. One is a tree that is blossoming now and producing some gorgeous flowers and another is a shrub (I think) that produced lovely red flowers earlier in the spring but has now produced what looks like a green fruit of some kind but I'm not sure if it's edible.

Could you have a look at the photos and tell me what you think?




Now you can add photos to your posts

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 16:12
Is it me or is it because I'm using an iPad but I can't even see how I can upload a photo?

Discussions started by Jo Stephenson

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? 
Replies: 11    Views: 545
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

Plant pot problem

Need a plant pot that comes apart. 
Replies: 3    Views: 585
Last Post: 06/05/2013 at 18:09

Plant identification please

Plant or weed 
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Last Post: 04/05/2013 at 11:35

Plant identification please

Can you tell me what it is please? 
Replies: 18    Views: 801
Last Post: 18/04/2013 at 19:48

Grape vine

When can I cut it back? 
Replies: 18    Views: 1811
Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 08:14

Digging problem

Hard soil I can't get a spade through 
Replies: 10    Views: 755
Last Post: 18/09/2012 at 16:48

Soil disposal

What should I do with old soil? 
Replies: 5    Views: 1021
Last Post: 09/09/2012 at 16:25

Unknown plants

Amateur gardener needs help 
Replies: 13    Views: 888
Last Post: 23/08/2012 at 10:14
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