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What Plant is this?

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 16:31

Possibly a Viburnum of some sort?

What is this Sedum?

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 23:27

Been looking around and think it might be Sedum pachyclados (sometimes known as Rhodiola pachyclados).

Thanks for your help.

What is this Sedum?

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 21:58

I was given a piece of this small sedum today.The rosettes are around ¾" across.Thank you in advance!



Plant ID please.

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 12:22

Could be Aloe variegata! Thanks everyone.


Plant ID please.

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 11:11

I bought this yesterday in a charity shop.When I got it home found it was rotting at the base due to being over-watered.have cut off the affected part and letting it dry off before re-potting.

Is it a Sansevieria of some sort?

Piece I have is about 3" long.


Gardening Buddy.

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 11:15

A few years ago my daughter raised 2 chickens from eggs.

We let them out in our garden and they would follow me everywhere.When I was digging holes etc they were straight in there scratching about.They kept tripping me up so I had to be really careful!

No buddies with me now,just me in the garden.

Pond pumps/filters

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 15:32

I have had the same pond for over 20 years and it has never had a filter or fountain.

Several goldfish which breed every year and a couple of tench.Plenty of frogspawn in the spring,toads and newts as well.

I used to have a problem with blanketweed but use 'Blanket Answer' now and all is fine.Green water I treat with barley straw extract to some effect.

It is not a huge pond and I clean it out completely once a year (usually in spring) and re-pot plants and remove sludge at the bottom etc.

I also have a tiny wildlife pond which gets the same treatment but does not have any fish in it.

Forum names

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 13:14

My name is the one I use as my 'online presence' and use it on other forums.

Can't remember why I chose 'madpenguin' though! 

Water Butts

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 17:13

My Mum put chicken wire round hers and has grown ivy up it.Can't see the water butt now!



Posted: 27/07/2014 at 09:16

I bought this Hozelock reel this year,don't have it on the wall but can be done if I wanted it;-

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Discussions started by madpenguin

What is this Sedum?

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Plant ID please.

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Osteospermum not thriving this year?

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Repotting Cyclamen

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Last Post: 15/07/2014 at 13:33

What is this plant.

A succulent of some sort? 
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Last Post: 07/07/2014 at 15:11

Pots for named Sempervivum varieties.

Pots and trays. 
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