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Latest posts by landgirl100

Plants needed for heavily shaded area under fir trees

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 12:06

If you look in a coniferous forest, absolutely nothing grows under the trees. You are lucky that you've got a few things growing there already! Perhaps some ferns?

grass paths

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 17:14

A mower with a battery would get rid of the trailing cable problem. Mine is made by Bosch and is very good.

Cleaning plastic plant labels

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 15:30

Life's too short for all this!


Posted: 14/05/2015 at 20:09

You could propagate it by layering (pegging down a stem) then move the young rooted plant next year, or have a go at cuttings. I'm not sure the old plant would move very well, I've never tried.

Lotus corniculatus

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 18:36

Good idea Nut, I've been wondering what to do with the one I bought last year. I'm not short of rabbits though!

Plant ID for a friend

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 12:59

Arum maculatum.

Can somebody identify this one?

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 20:41

Salsify is a vegetable, it used to be grown in cottage gardens from where it escaped into the wild. It's got a long root a bit like a parsnip, and it's supposed to taste of oysters (never tried it though!).

ivy question

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 19:16

But Joe said it was a fence!

Can somebody identify this one?

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 19:12

It's Salsify, Tragopogon porrifolius. It's a relative of the wild plant called Jack-go-to-bed-at-noon.

ivy question

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 17:53

It will grow quickly enough. This is a bit of a thug of an ivy, with thick, tough stems. I have variegated versions and both are huge and very quickly outgrew their allotted space. One has gone up a cherry tree and will probably bring it down with the weight before too long. On the fence, it grows up and out across the grass as well, and the stems are so tough they sometimes stop the lawnmower. Can you tell I wish it hadn't been planted? (It was there when I moved in 19 years ago).

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Old secateurs

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Greenhouse renovation?

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Seeds have arrived!

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Can't get no inspiration!

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