Latest posts by Leggi

Lily bugs

Posted: 18/06/2012 at 15:06

Keep on squishing, and try the sunflower oil trick as it appears to have worked on mine.

New roses for old

Posted: 16/06/2012 at 19:41

This is the first year I've tried taking cuttings from my roses, I took 7 about 6 inches long when I pruned it back from 2 different rose bushes (pink climber and red gift rose). 3 of the cuttings are happily growing away in a corner before they go off to my sister in laws garden up north, the other 4 haven't done anything yet but I haven't lost anything if they don't root.

You may as well try taking cuttings when you prune the bush back in the autumn, we all love free plants and it's really easy especially as you'll be cutting the plant back anyway.

Good luck!

Triffid identification please!

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 16:01

Could be an Eryngium, possibly giganteum.

Perennials not growing

Posted: 09/06/2012 at 01:05

I'm a fairly new garderner but have learnt quite quickly that some garden centres and retailers will label things as 'hardy' when they're not. I've bought Dahlias when the label has stated it, even though when I've looked it up they've needed to be lifted and stored over winter.

The best thing to do with all your new plants is to get online when you bring them home and read up about what care they will need. And of course take in to consideration that winter will inevitably kill off some plants regardless.


Posted: 06/06/2012 at 15:06

When did you plant them? Are these Dahlia's that haven't come back from last year?

Earwigs and slugs can both be a problem as they both like the succulent leaves.

The free tomato seeds on the mag cover

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 23:00

Damn, I didn't realise they were the trailing variety, and I have no idea now which ones they are in my propagator.

Let the great tomato lottery commence!

Instructions from start to finish on foxglove flowers

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 01:04

Unfortunately there aren't any seeds for you to collect unless the plants have flowered and then set seed themselves, which it is most probably too early for.

Can you identify this Dahlia?

Posted: 04/06/2012 at 22:35

It's not a Bishop of Llandaff as the leaves on them are usually very dark green with a redish hue. Sadly I can't be any more use than that.


Barnsley Lavatera

Posted: 04/06/2012 at 16:44

Not one of my favourite plants as they can get very big very quickly, but then I've always had quite a small garden.

If you go for the pot option, like said above, you'll need to have quite a large one.

top 5

Posted: 04/06/2012 at 01:02

What a tough question!

I love salvias, but I couldn't even give you my top 5 of them!

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