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Plant ID please

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 10:36


Hi all.

please could you help me identify this plant, (the one that has thin leaves, it looks like it grows from a single basal node thing) it is growing amongst my geums/creeping buttercup (see other thread).

thank you



Fish, Blood and Bone

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 00:33

Don't use fbb if you have foxes in the area, it makes no difference how much you dig it in, foxes will attempt to dig the fbb out and in doing so ruin your garden. Use compost in spring to mulch and a slow release in pots or baskets. Works for me

Dicentra spectabilis - is yours up yet?

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 21:45

Thanks 4thpanda. 

I agree papi Jo, my alba var. is 2 years old in its spot and never grows much more than 75cm.  If I'm perfectly honest the alba and red variety are nice but the original is much more spectacular. 

They take me back to my childhood, we always called them lady in a bath. ????

Dicentra spectabilis - is yours up yet?

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 17:22


Dicentra spectabilis - is yours up yet?

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 21:36

I have 4, 1 is quite large, the others are of a reasonable size. sorry for not tknowing the names but I have 2 pink, 1 white and a red variety. I will take some pics and upload tomorrow 

Which? Compost reviews

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 13:00

I personally don't find Westland compost that great at all, I bought it last year and it was more like bark.

i have used the garden compost from my composter for the first time this year since I started it 2 years ago, for seeds and cuttings I have just added sand  which has worked out just fine.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 12:44

I am near Whitchurch. 

My garden has changed so much since moving here, it has gone from being quite a large plot to being a reasonable size due to the buildino of a new house on The largest part of the garden. Over the past few years I have moved and changed things constantly, but last year and into this year am happy with how it is working out, it's not so much me landscaping the garden more like the garden landscaped me. Did I read that you are preparing for an open day, is that an open day at your garden?


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 21:13

Hi happymarion, busy-Lizzie mentioned you are in Bristol. I am also. I'm glad there are a few from Bristol on the forum. Your garden is looking very colourful.

p.s. Bring on the rain, my water butt is empty, although I can use next doors hosepipe as she isn't on a meter, we njust need some of the soft rain to get into the soil.


Posted: 24/04/2015 at 21:03

Hi all, 

glad to see there are a few from the area, Out of interest what size gardens do you all have?


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 21:57

Hi all.


i am wondering if there are any fellow gardeners in Bristol on here?

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