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Plant ID

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 19:41
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

hey, I'm not saying I'm right. 

I am just creeping really  want to ask a favour 

Plant ID

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 18:52

You are so clever Hostafan, what would we do without you.



Posted: 10/09/2015 at 18:40

i am thinking of taking some tender plants inside soon, bird of paradise, cannas, fuchsias.

I have a dreadful wind problem!

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 18:36

The best thing to do would be to drive around the area and see what's established in other peoples gardens. If you don't know what they are called, knock and ask them, people love to talk about their plants, 


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 18:25

Lovely photos Marion, it's amazing what you can find still in flower.

the weather here has been much like yours, we are very lucky to have these nice Septembers.



Posted: 10/09/2015 at 18:22

I am not sure grape vines and orchids like the same conditions.

compost bin on stone flags

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 18:20

I always thought that outdoor girl and all six of mine are on the open ground having a turn over of compost every two months, but someone on here said it doesn't need worms, so I suppose it's up to the individual.

compost bin on stone flags

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 14:33

Making compost in big bins is definitely for the fit (and the tall

OH has taken over ours now as I just couldn't turn it and fork it over into the other bin, you need two, as when one is full you turn it then leave it while you start to fill the other. A screw lid and hatch doesn't eliminate the need for turning, you will probably end up with a smelly mess.

if you place it on your paving slabs it will leak out. In your situation I would go for the wormery as mentioned.

Will my white hydrangea stay white?

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 14:19

Mine start of white then the centre go blue/grey then the whole thing, then I turf them out.

maybe the  Macrophylia are different.

The answer to Christine's question is yes it will stay white in a tub, but they are quite thirsty hungry plants that like to grow big so I don't know how long you can keep it in there for. I find they do best in the ground.

compost bins

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 13:08

I dont put perenial weeds in such as ground elder,buttercup or dandelion, but cut the green off and put in just not the roots or seeds heads.

I dont put in tomatoes with seeds in them they spring up all over your garden and never anything cooked.

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