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Latest posts by ladygardener2

mutant tulip leaf/petal

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 12:37

It's interesting to come across this thread as I've had a few Tulips with leaves/petals like the pic you've posted. All bought from different companies, all of them white or lemon and all planted into either pots with fresh compost or into the flower beds. I did plant dozens of Tulips last year and of all of them maybe 5 or 6 have turned out like yours. Interesting.

"Amazing" offer from Thompson Morgan to GW' viewers

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 20:02

On the good advice of folks on here in the past, not only have I gotten in touch with the suppliers of plants advertised in the GW magazine,   I also got in touch with the magazine itself. Telling them that I was shocked to see that they were allowing such shoddy plant sellers to offer below standard plants.

I had a reply right away and they got in touch with the suppliers for me and sorted it all out. I also got an apology, I can't remember who the suppliers were but if the plants were advertised via GW then I would certainly let them know.

Nerines and Lilies

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 06:39

Many people are planting them now, yours will still flower this year although they will be later.

Nerines and Lilies

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 09:55

Plant both now wisehedgecrone. I grow them both in pots and in the borders. Don't worry about the lilies you've already planted, they'll come up soon I'm sure. No need to dig them up and disturb them. Whereabouts in the country are you, perhaps it's just not warm enough for them yet. Some but not all of mine are showing.I grow several different types of them and they're always reliable. Unless the lily beetle gets to them.

I leave the tops of my Nerines exposed and they stay in their pots over winter although I put them somewhere frost free. I grew them in the ground for years and for a few years now they've been in pots. I just use mp compost for both although folk say lilies like ericaceous soil.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 10:42

Morning Granma, just wanted to say thanks for all the seeds you sent and the lovely card. Although you only posted them yesterday, they arrived this morning. I will keep you updated on how they do.

Many thanks again.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 14:23

If you could spare them I would choose the following please. I think you have my address but if not, just pm me. Thanks a lot.

Phylgelius. African queen

Stevia rebaudiana

Agastache foeniculum

Pulsatilla vulgaris  gotlandicai












Have I killed my hydrangea?

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 13:50

It's a good sign but could you not drill some holes to make better drainage. It will suffer if it can't drain properly I think.

Have I killed my hydrangea?

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 18:09

Both my Paniculata type Hydrangea are showing new growth now but only within the past week or so.

My advice would be to scrape a little of the bark and see if it is green underneath. I would however worry about growing one in a container with little drainage...


Posted: 08/04/2015 at 19:52

I know just how you feel. I saw my little friendly bat recently too. I'm always delighted they have made it though winter.


Posted: 31/03/2015 at 06:05

Baz I live in Northern Ireland and have never kept mine in the GH. Since yours have'nt yet started to show and unless you want to try to get them perhaps a week or two early then yes, I'd definately put them outside but I always make sure that I either sit them onto the gravel or put something underneath them to lift them up a bit so they are'nt sitting in water. Good luck. I've had some of mine for years.

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Salvia or Nepetia?

Help identify this one please 
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