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Pot Tidying

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 15:51

Ceramic Pots in outside storage unit. Plastic ones in bags in the garage (different bag for each size).

Usually though, other things get put in front of and on top of bags - so still end up scrabbling about to get to right bag....How I envy organised folk.

Unknown Plant

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 15:45

Did not think of the seed option, as I have never been very sucessful with plants from my own seed collections. Perhaps, I  do not keep them properly. 

If this plant does pass away over the winter, I would certainly look to buy seeds next year.

Built this

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 15:41

Oh how I wish I had thought of doing something like that with our shed - whcih was in perfect order, but "just in the way"  (according to my other half). He broke it up and dumped the wood.  Replacing it with an out of sight low level storage unit....Agh  !!

I will copy one of your pics., and paste it to my gardening board  - If nothing else, it might convince him recycling is not just about household cardboard, bottles and plastic.



Unknown Plant

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 15:20

Thanks Nutcutlet - you are clever, I had never even heard of the plant. I assume it was a rogue seed in my packet of Wallflowers.

Will look up some info now and see what I am supposed to do with it over winter. Perhaps I should dig it up, put it in a container and keep frost free ?

Unknown Plant

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 15:08

Earlier this year I noticed a  plant coming up in a bed where I had planted Wallflower seeds. Not recognising it,  I left it in, to see what would happen..

It grew quite slowly, then in late September started to get buds - it is now in flower, but I do not have a clue what the plant is.  Can anyone help please?


Climbing rose

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 19:05

In summer I just plant marigolds around my Roses, I think it helps with some flying pests.  Otherwise, I just spray regularly to avoid black spot. and those sort of problems.

The other thing I do is make sure the roots don't get dry - because I think dry roots can cause Mildew

Plant Identification Please

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 18:12

Thank you very much for the help Dovefromabove. 

I followed the link and according to the RHS - Ultimate height is 0.5-1 metre in 2-5 years. I just went out to measure mine - and they are currently 45 inches. Already 6 inches higher than their supposed ultimate.........

Wonder if they can reach even higher next year? - Can't wait to see.

Climbing rose

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 17:58

When I have planted new climbers, I let them grow as they like for at least one year. This way you get some structure to work on. I think this helps when deciding the overall shape / place you want. the rose to climb.

Plant Identification Please

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 17:49

Earlier this year, when I was planting summer bedding flowers, I found some old bulbs in a box in the garage.   I had no idea what they were, or if they would grow - but decided to plant them in  tubs with the dianthus and geraniums.. 

To my delight they came up - the flower spikes got taller & taller,  and one of them has now got flowers. They are very pretty - sort of snowdrop shape but is not as tall but has the same shape buds on the top.

Can anyone tell me what these plants are called, also whether they will die down and grow again next year, or should I take the bulbs out and put them away for the winter.

 Your help would be appreciated

Fences Legal High

Posted: 28/08/2013 at 23:17

This post has got me worried, as I am growing Wisteria, Chilean Poato trees, Honeysuckle, Jasmine, Firethorn, Passion Flowers and Ivy around my garden -against  3 boundary fences (not erected by us). On the other side, I have painted the panels with preserver (again this fence is not ours.  My other half assures me we have no boundary fence responsibility.

We get on well with the people on the painted fence side, in fact we were chatting while I did it. 

We do not have much to do with the people who own the other 3 fences, except to nod & say Hi occasionally, although they did ask me for cuttings when I was pruning the Chilean Potato Tree. last year.

Could I take the fact of 1) no complaint made about the painting and  2)  request was made for cuttings,  as  agreement / permission for me to paint & plant.

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