laura thompson

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What a weird mild Winter

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 17:33

noticed that even though the leaves have been shed, some of the plants are still holding onto a few and some of the bushes have the start of leave buds, though I do thing the snow will be on its way, I really don't like the snow never mind it wont be here for long.

exotic looking plant ideas please

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 17:05

 This is what my garden looks like at the min, thank you all and thank you for the bump


please tell me the name of these plants

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 17:01

once there was a sweet pea climber at the back, it was very over grown so I dug it up a few years ago though I had got most of it out but there is new shoots of some thing unsure as to what it is, that's a good help with the other plants thank you

help me make this tropical with hardy plants

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 16:47


its east south facing


please tell me the name of these plants

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 16:37

 please could you tell me what the plant in the background is (could be sweet pea climber) the spikey plant and the plant in the foreground please.


cordyline austrailis

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 08:19

I have a 6 ft high cordyline in my garden its healthy so far I have had no problems with it, planted it nearly 4 years ago now from a small plant, I have been looking on the internet and most of the cordylines on there look like palm trees, mine even though 6ft still looks just like a much bigger version of the little plant I put in 4 years ago, should I be doing some thing to make it look like a tree,

exotic looking plant ideas please

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 17:59

Hi I am new to gardening please bear with me as I don't know very much at all,

I have a garden that is east south facing but very open so its gets the sun all day until late evening, hence it also gets the wind,  My garden is set up into 5 sections.

At the top is a paved patio area  with a large mature bush, a large cordyline, a mature fuschia shrub.(looking for plants to feed into the gaps between slabs)

the side is a stretch of grass area that I am going to plant 4 cordylines,

the lawn with to the side has another medium sized shrub tree and a bit further down is a medium rose bush,

then there is a large raised bed to be used for succulents, any ideas please

and at the back of this is a woodland area into which I am looking for ideas as to what exotic looking shrubs trees to plant there,

looking for hardy plants with an exotic feel,

thank you

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help me make this tropical with hardy plants

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please tell me the name of these plants

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cordyline austrailis

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exotic looking plant ideas please

looking for hardy exotic looking plants 
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