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Help with remembering plant name?

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 11:53

Hi Gemma JF. There is a variety of Philodendron erubescens called Black Cardinal which seems to fit your description. I hope this helps. Liz

Hellebore plug plants

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 14:46

Depending on where you are in the country, after hardening off I would risk planting them out. They are fairly tough and if there was any worry about hard frosts you could always cover them at night with fleece or even newspaper - remembering to remove in the morning. My hellebores seed themselves all over the place and are looking particularly fine right now.

Liz x

What is wrong with my Clematis??

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 16:37

Hi Connie. I agree with all the comments above. All my clematis look like sticks at the moment. I read that your clematis is situated in a pot on a south facing wall. Clematis like their heads in the sun but a cool root run during the summer so just ensure that the pot keeps relatively cool or the plant may not be too happy. Happy New Year everyone!

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 01:37

CurlyCarly, I had a fob attached to my keys that bleeped when I whistled it (not quite as upmarket as the one activated by a mobile phone) and it was wonderful.....until the day I left my keys in a pocket and washed them!

Help with identifying plants in school wildlife garden

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 07:45

I agree with Nutcutlet - bottom picture is Acer campestre. Top picture is bracken.

Anyone good with tricky seeds

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 14:01

The seeds can take a long time to germinate - sometimes more than a year. This plant grows happily all over my garden and I don't mind where it turns up I just let it get on with ti


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 15:26

Hear Hear! Name and shame and warn other genuine customers to steer clear. It is only in this way that disreputable sellers can be 'outed'. It is also quite difficult to make a claim through Paypal if a plant fails to flourish after 45 days from purchase. Many garden centres now give a 5 yr guarantee against failure on hardy perennials


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 13:01

As far as I am aware Andy, no vent is made to the dimensions of your window pane and yes, you will need to have it cut down to accommodate a louvre vent. Either buy a separate piece of greenhouse glazing, which greenhouse suppliers will stock as standard, and save your large piece to make a cold frame lid or take it to a glazier and have it cut to size.


Talkback: Horseflies

Posted: 09/08/2013 at 07:02

Its instant hospital for me if I get stung by a wasp but they do actually play quite an important role in the garden in that they will eat a lot of the garden pests that damage our plants. As long as I know where they are and I steer well clear we have an uneasy truce! Mind you I did take exception to them 'eating' my shed door whilst they were foraging for wood for their nest.


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 06:57

What you could do is to get a smallish stone and fasten the bottoms of the plant stems to it with an elastic band or string. This will act as a replacement weight for the lead band they came with and hold the plants at the bottom until they take root. Even if they just stay on the surface they will come to no harm whatsoever as Waterbutts commented.

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