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Latest posts by landgirl100

"Amazing" offer from Thompson Morgan to GW' viewers

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 18:46

They seem to have offers in several gardening magazines, and they always sound so attractive. Best to just boycott them, IMHO.

Bee identification

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 18:42

The Field Studies Council do a nice fold-out ID card for bee ID, you can get them direct from the FSC or from Amazon (not expensive).


"Amazing" offer from Thompson Morgan to GW' viewers

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 18:39

I've sworn never to use T&M again after a couple of similar experiences. However, if you contact them they will replace them (eventually!). Send them a photo of the disaster.

Battery Operated Hedge trimmers

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 12:09

I have a similar Bosch model but I don't find it any good for brambles, unless it's new young growth. It just doesn't have the power to get through thick woody stems. The batteries only last a couple of years and are expensive to replace. It does the new growth on Leyland cypress quite nicely but jams if it meets a thicker branch; the same with my Rosa rugosa hedge. It's great for box. I use a battery-operated strimmer for nettles, unless I can persuade someone to use the big petrol one!

Plant ID

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 23:33

Looks like a Polygonum, Knotweed, to me.

Plant ID Please

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 12:54

Agastache is a very aromatic plant, try smelling the leaves. The scent varies with the different types, some are spicy, some like aniseed and some fruity. The purple things might be them - I might have said Lathraea if not for the green tops!

Monty and his Kniphofia

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 20:12

And ath-ell-eets.

Gardening apps?

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 13:38

There are some in development for wild plants, not sure about garden ones though. I think they could be quite limited, nothing matches the human eye/brain for pattern recognition!

Help ID a mystery plant please

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 13:36

Looks like a willow sapling to me. I would consider it a weed!

Newly emerging plants or weeds??

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 13:35

The first one could be Black Bryony, Tamus communis rather than bindweed. I agree that the second one is a tree seedling.

Discussions started by landgirl100

Old secateurs

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Last Post: 14/02/2015 at 16:23

Garrya worth saving?

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Last Post: 01/02/2015 at 20:00

Tree spinach

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Unknown paeony

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Last Post: 08/09/2014 at 13:12

Gorgeous fern

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Last Post: 18/05/2014 at 06:36

Who ate the lupins???

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Last Post: 13/03/2014 at 19:44

Cherry plum suckers

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Last Post: 09/03/2014 at 07:31

Seeds in mortar

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Last Post: 21/01/2014 at 18:02

Greenhouse renovation?

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Last Post: 19/01/2014 at 21:48

Seeds have arrived!

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Last Post: 18/01/2014 at 20:23

Can't get no inspiration!

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