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Posted: 26/05/2014 at 15:19

Have sprayed them with mixture of washing up liquid, the thought of touching them ............. makes me feel like I am crawling just at the thought of it.


Posted: 25/05/2014 at 14:11

Thanks so much, I was really worried that I might off got a serious problem, and spread it from the front garden into the back one too.

Thanks also for naming the tree


Posted: 25/05/2014 at 13:50




I have a tree in the front garden, which is cover with something.  I had thought they might be eggs as when I cut off the branches they did not fall off.  Unfortunately this morning the bin is now alive with them.

Any ideas as to what they could be?

How to get rid of them?

Also does anyone recognize the tree?

Thanks in anticipation

overwintered in greenhouse - but now what?

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 19:40

Thanks Busy Bee2

I was expecting that they would be like daffs.  Want to try and get away from planting annuals every year.  Would like the garden to be full of plants in flower all year round if poss.

Starting off with aconites, snowdrops, crocus, daffs, tulips, forsythia, grape hyacinth, forget me nots, then followed by a lot various other shrubs and plants that appear each year (which I am still trying to name),

I am taking photos every couple of weeks as I notice something different appear - then can hopefully find out their names and what exactly they do and when, and if I need to do anything to encourage their growth.

Been here over 10years and planned to do it every year but fully intend to do it this year - otherwise I will be downsizing to an OAP bungalow before I get it done lol. 


overwintered in greenhouse - but now what?

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 18:03

thanks Verdun - disappointed to hear that the tulips wont flower again next year.  will try splitting the geraniums and chrysanthemums as you suggested.


Mrs Monkey re the primroses, should I wait until they have finished flowering?  Do you think they would be ok moved into small pots and then moved back to the large one in the autumn.  I have them in half whiskey barrels at the moment which is where I had my geraniums last summer.   

overwintered in greenhouse - but now what?

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 11:51

 Hi, I have overwintered both geraniums and chrysanthemums in my greenhouse, now not sure what to do with them. 

The pots they were in are full of tulips and primroses. 

The primroses I bought last autumn in flower and thought they would of died off by now.  I have now been told that they will continue to grow and it is possible to split them to make more (any advice on how would be nice).

So do I just leave the primroses in place and buy more pots for the geraniums and chrysanthemums. 

Also can I split either of these before repotting.  I did try taking some cuttings - they continued to flower in the conservatory but have not rooted.  Maybe September was the wrong time to try this - should I do it now? 

If so, is it best to try rooting them in water or just compost (tried both in sept but neither way worked)

Thanks in anticipation

Forget me nots or what?

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 19:09

just realised today that the taller ones are growing near to where there used to be a garden pond, so maybe that explains the difference in species.  Thanks for the info mike.

Forget me nots or what?

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 22:02

Thanks for you reply's.

picture 1 have only appeared this year, growing under trees, so in the shade but are much short and bushier.  I was about to pull them out as I thought they where weeds, then I noticed the tiny flowers.  Picture 2 are in full sun - then appeared last year but I don't seem to have as many this year.

I have probably dug out lots of plants thinking that they are weeds.  I do try to leave them a while to see if you grow into anything.


Forget me nots or what?

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 20:45

 picture 1

picture 2


I was thinking that picture 2 was of forget me nots,  but now I have lots of picture 1 also growing in another part of the garden.

Any help on naming either or both would be appreciated






agapanthus/nerine bowdenii

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 20:20

Hi, just wondering if anyone could explain the difference between agapanthus and nerine bowdenii other than one is white and the other pink they appear to be the same to me.

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whats the difference 
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