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Getting close to..CHELSEA

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 22:24

Interesting to learn of different opinions on the big garden shows.  As I live in the north west I have only been to the RHS Tatton show - just the once.  Had the same experience as some of you are commenting here - crowded, expensive, tiring....  Had thought that one year I would venture to Chelsea and/or Hampton Court, but would have to overcome my dislike of crowds and queues :-/  I won't be going this year so will make a date with my TV for the week - really enjoy the coverage and probably get to see more and better informed than being there.  

Please help me ID plants/ shrubs/trees

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 09:10

could last picture be Verbascum ?

Two more plant IDs please

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 19:09

I think the first picture is Weigela and agree with the suggestion of blue bells or white bells.


Please help me ID plants/ shrubs/trees

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 09:38


Hope this works - I'm not very it savvy!  Happy gardening

Please help me ID plants/ shrubs/trees

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 09:18

I've just watched GW and one of the plants Carol Klien was replanting looks similar to No10 - cornflower. Also had a thought it may be foxglove.  If No 7 is hemerocallis watch out for midge gall - tiny fly lavea that distort the buds.  I only learned about it from this sight last spring and discovered it on my plants.  Easy to deal with but does mean removing the affected buds, therefore less flowers this year.  I will try and forward the link.  


Please help me ID plants/ shrubs/trees

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 23:19

1 & 2  spires bridal wreath

3.  ?

4.  Vinca

5. ?

6. Buddlia

7.  Hemerocallis

8.  Euronymous

9.  Primrose

10.  ?

Advice on lawn problem

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 08:46


Thought this link may be of interest regarding your lawn - am surprised you haven't had any replies -  perhaps all the forum lawn peeps are out in their gardens tending their lovely lawns.  I have my own lawn battle going on, although the worst affected area I'm going to change to a flower/shrub bed.  I much prefer plant to grass and its easier to weed.  Good luck with yours. 

Favourite "Weed"

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 09:31

Ahhhhh!!!!  . . . . to lesser celendine in my garden especially in the lawn.  Love it in the local wood but NOT in the garden.   Oh I can't even think of some of the 'weeds' I do like now - will have to go and calm down for a whilewhile.

Veggy seedlings

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 22:41

Hi Hyacinth,  I had a good day in my garden yesterday, tidying borders and trimming back wayward shrubs and taming prolific day lilies.  Was great to get in the garden - we've had a lot of rain so the garden hasn't been workable.  My first year with a greenhouse too and its filling up nicely with seed trays. Love my garden

current tomatoes

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 21:26

Not seen or heard of these before, but I think I will be getting myself some seeds.  

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