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Latest posts by landgirl100

Instant Gardener

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 16:16

Only if you eat them. Very young children must be supervised in the garden, older ones can be taught not to put things in their mouths unless they know it's edible.

wild strawberries

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 16:13

Wild strawberries don't need any special nurturing, they often grow in thin poor soil in the wild. I suspect the dry conditions this year might affect the taste. However, all the ones I have popped into my mouth on country walks have been yummy!

Wisteria.......... again

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 19:04

Bolusanthus speciosus - it's beautiful. Usually used for bonsai, I'm not sure it's hardy outdoors in the UK.

can they live in pots?

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 18:56

I've found that Digitalis doesn't do at all well in pots, I'd put that one in the ground. As it's a biennial it will die next year anyway.

ID please

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 19:12

Cotoneasters are one of the largest groups and are difficult to ID to species, so good luck with identifying any further!

Phlox Deadheading ?

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 10:29

Which kind of Phlox? I don't bother with my creeping Phlox subulata.

Worst Gardening Tool

Posted: 19/07/2015 at 12:05

Another vote for the hoe - I've got several different kinds and don't get on with any of them. My favourite tool is a hand fork.

Please help. Oh no Weedol.

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 19:37

Jingo, for future occasions just remember that you can wash off most "bugs" with a water spray, without doing harm to anything. Or if you know that they are damaging your plant, you can squash them. Free as well!

Anyone know their climbers?

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 13:21

The leaves don't look right for C. vitalba but I agree, probably something derived from it.

scrophularia nodasa

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 16:52

Scrophularia nodosa, Common Figwort, is a native perennial wild flower and often grows in woodland. Sounds perfect for your situation, do keep them!

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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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