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Latest posts by landgirl100

mystery pond weed

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 18:28

I don't think Water Stargrass would grow outside in the UK, but it could be a Water Starwort (Callitriche species).

Under planting with snowdrops

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 11:46

Just a word of warning about Cymbalaria pallida - it's classed as invasive, and is not native to Britain, so you would have to be sure that there was no chance of it escaping into the wild.

I have Aubretia and daffodils under my Wisteria. The Aubretia flowers in spring before the shade from the Wisteria gets too dense, and can be cut back after flowering to neat mounds.

Spring is getting closer.

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 18:53

Me too, lovely day with warm sunshine until after 3pm. The crocuses and Eranthis opened fully for the first time.Got stuff planted, shrubs pruned, cut back brambles - great gardening day!

Huge garden hedge

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 16:31

I've just had some quotes for removing mine. 

£1200 for completely removing a short length of Lawson's Cypress hedge (5 or 6 trees).

£1000 to reduce a very long and tall hedge (about 25 trees).

These were the cheapest quotes.

Still thinking about it!

Rabbit's on the allotment and other Q's...

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 16:22

Just to add my experiences - rabbits can't jump very high but they can climb up and over 1 metre high fencing, so go taller. They can dig under anything, including my dry-stone walls. Get small-size mesh chicken wire as the babies can get through the larger size. Don't expect it to last long as rabbits can bite through the wire, you have to keep checking for breaches. And don't expect to win - the rabbits always find a way!

choosing and growing honeyberry

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 15:37

Found it - it's a Lonicera (honeysuckle) - should have guessed!

choosing and growing honeyberry

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 15:33

Never heard of honeyberry - what's the scientific name?

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 22:23

You're right, Chicky, but she is very photogenic!

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 22:15

My favourite:

 Still not sure if I like this or not:


Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 19:21

I had a great day, it's a lovely place for winter colour. And I got to see Nut's stunning garden as well! Thanks for the company, folks.

Discussions started by landgirl100

Who ate the lupins???

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Cherry plum suckers

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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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