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Hebe Hulkeana

Posted: Yesterday at 23:24

I had this in my old garden about 25 years ago and it was a beauty.

Then it just up and died and I never saw one again!

It's not one you see very often and I would like it again but don't know where I would put it!!!

Which way up please!

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 18:32


Dying bonsai tree

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 13:06

Does not look happy at all 

You may be able to save it by putting it outside in the shade and keeping it well watered.

It's possible that it needs repotting as well.

It also depends on what the tree is,many people think that they need to be kept indoors but this is only true for non-hardy varieties.My bonsai stay outside all year round.

Pyracanthea Slow Growth

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 13:01

I would say it looks perfectly healthy!

It is putting roots out so you don't see much going on up top.

Plants take time to establish themselves,I am off out now to trim one of my pyracanthas as it is getting a bit big!!

As for buying plants at Asda or any other place,as long as they look healthy you have nothing to lose!

My garden is full of £1 clematis from Morrisons!

Which way up please!

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 12:52

I have capillary matting in my hanging baskets with a reservoir but can't remember if it is the green or white side that goes up!

Anyone know which it is please?

Last edited: 18 May 2017 12:53:59

It's gonna rain!

Posted: 17/05/2017 at 23:06

So much rain down here that my pond it overfloweth!!!!

Identifying this plant

Posted: 17/05/2017 at 18:22

Looks like a Voo Doo lily to me.

Lovely flower which unfortunately smells like rotting meat to attract flies!

Dracunculus vulgaris

Last edited: 17 May 2017 18:25:57

It's gonna rain!

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 16:18

We had nice heavy rain last night and hopefully more on Wednesday.The garden is so grateful!

Tall plants for pots

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 14:57

I agree,grasses would be ideal.

It looks small now....

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 20:44

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Which way up please!

Capillary matting. 
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It looks small now....

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Pruning Weigela

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Plant wrongly labelled.

What is it please? 
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Novel way to remove moss and weeds from a lawn!

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Lawn plant filler.

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Where have the April showers gone?

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Sollya heterophylla (Bluebell creeper)

What to do with it! 
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Sollya heterophylla (Bluebell creeper)

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English bluebells!

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Small plant for between pond stones.

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Succulent trough.

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John Innes v Topsoil

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I hate vine weevils!

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What's wrong with this honeysuckle?

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