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Posted: 14/08/2013 at 14:16

This is sprouting up at the edges of the garden. It's very pretty but I'm not sure what it is. My best guess is a geum but I'm still new to this so am probably wrong!


Identifying a weed.

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 11:02

Hence explanation on the intended thread. 

Identifying a weed

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 20:46

Thanks ever so much Paula.

Apologies to everyone for the other thread - please ignore. My phone is a nightmare with this forum!

Identifying a weed.

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 20:39

Identifying a weed

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 20:18

Hello all. Can anyone identify this plant? I'm guessing it's a weed as shoots keep popping up all over the garden. But would be handy to know for sure.

Apologies if the photo is on its side - always happens to me!


Wooden planter for clematis.

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 20:00

The planter is approx 40cm sq. and I attached a 6ft x1ft trellis onto it. It looks rather good at the moment, if a little like a strange throne! I wouldn't want to put any smaller pots on top as, with it being outside the front door, I'd be worried about it going walkabout! But I am intrigued by the idea of plunging other pots inside...

So many choices!

Wooden planter for clematis.

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 19:25

Thank you all so much for the guidance and ideas. You have no idea how quickly I'm learning new things and I do so appreciate the help. I'm going to ponder for a bit before getting started I think...

Do bulbs have a use by date?

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 19:17

Hmmm. Maybe I'll experiment and plant one box now and keep the others somewhere dark until the spring. The bulbs are all sealed in bags of compost and then in boxes, so fingers crossed. I figure trial and error is probably a good way to learn this gardening thing!

Thank you everyone for the replies. All of these posts are so helpful to my learning!

Wooden planter for clematis.

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 22:37

Thanks Singy and Chicky

Chicky - good point about competing plants in the pot. But... the pot is a square wooden planter, and I would worry that it would look empty, especially at times when the clematis is not in full swing. I was hoping to brighten up my rather dreary doorstep with it - clematis because I just love it, but was hoping other plants would help with this. Would the pot not seem awfully bare and boring with only clematis stems emerging from it? If I give the clematis roots some space would that help stop them having to compete, or is it not that simple?

Do bulbs have a use by date?

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 22:29

I got some extra cheap bulbs today (I know I keep going on about bargain plants, please don't judge me! ). I guess they were reduced because the time to plant them is long gone. I got some primula vialli, anemone and freesias. The boxes say to plant them in Spring - will they keep til next Spring, or should I just plant them now and see what happens?


Discussions started by LottieGY

Rhododendron in pot

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Help with identifying plant by smell.

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Cutting / moving a clematis.

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Identifying a weed.

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Identifying a weed

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Do bulbs have a use by date?

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Wooden planter for clematis.

I'm going for it, but my plan might be wrong! 
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Ideas of what to grow

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More plants in need of identification!

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Help please with plant ID

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