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Latest posts by M Fent

Newly planted Hydrangea

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 18:27

It does and it is a Macrophylla. Will that make a difference? 


Also, my son brought me an identical Hydrangea (white flowering) for mothers day from a florist and have had it in the kitchen window ever since. Its finished flowering and sending out new leaves. Could this be planted into the garden, after ive hardened it off? ive read that gift Hydrangeas are usually bred/grown/fed in a certain way so to make it flower spectacularly and then not so much afterwards. 

Newly planted Hydrangea

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 17:49

Hello all. Today I brought a small (30cm x 30cm) white flowering Hydrangea which currently has about 5 varying sizes of flowers on it. It also has some new young foliage shoots growing. All very healthy. Question is do I cut off the flowers so that it puts more energy into establishing itself with new roots etc? Or just enjoy them while they last. 

Fibreclay planters

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 13:43

I have about 4; bought from Big Orange Box, they are about 2.5 years old and they seem OK. Although the paint(?) or the actual material has started to flake off around the bottom of the planter. Time will tell. They are a touch lighter than planters made from terracotta so I guess are kinder to the back. I don't recall them being any cheaper than terracotta ones though ! 

HELP sprucing up a tired old patio

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 19:49

If the slabs are in good condition, why not relay them 'properly' . A quick google will show you the technique... Layer of compacted hardcore, mortar, slabs etc. Especially if it is a shady spot you will be able to pressure wash the lichen and moss off unlike gravel. Also a properly laid patio is quite lovely 

Yellow Perrenial ID

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 14:09

Veryntrue Dove. Plus the bees seem to love them

Yellow Perrenial ID

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 18:20

Thankyou fidget. Im not sure of my opinion of them, they seem to thrive here and are quite pretty close up but remind me of a weed 

Yellow Perrenial ID

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 18:07

up close of the flowers


Yellow Perrenial ID

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 17:58

Another plant ID for you knowledgable people



Box Topiary

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 21:19

thank you winterSong. That reminds me.... 

Box Topiary

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 21:05

Hi all,

can anyone tell me what these balls are doing on my box balls?? 


I have many but they only aonly occur on this one


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