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Mermaid


Mermaid has reviewed 1444 plants

Cyclamen persicum Indoor cyclamen

Posted: 15 April 2014
Overall: The information is good as far as it goes but could do with saying when they flower and for how long to leave dormant etc

Lonicera japonica 'Halliana' Japanese honeysuckle

Posted: 07 April 2014
Overall: My honeysuckle is listed as evergreen but has just started losing leaves after them turning yellow? Rather confused.

Dicentra spectabilis Bleeding heart

Posted: 06 April 2014
Overall: I grow Dicentra Spectabilis in my very shady woodland garden and it is one of the few plants that does well. It flowers at a good time too - after the spring bulbs but before the summer perennials. Inexpensive to buy as a root but i get on best starting it in a pot then planting out before flowering.

Echium vulgare Viper's bugloss

Posted: 04 April 2014
Overall: Bees love this plant, its quite tall so I would recommend supporting it with canes. It flowered for a long time and everyday the bees were all over it.

Silene dioica Red campion

Posted: 04 April 2014
Overall: This is a great plant for a wildlife garden. Tiger moth caterpillars feed on the leaves in spring but this doesn't bother the plant too much. As soon as it flowers the bees are all over it and it flowers for ages, a great plant that is full of colour.

Weigela florida 'Variegata' Weigela

Posted: 02 April 2014
Overall: Fuck me

Amelanchier lamarckii Snowy mespilus

Posted: 02 April 2014
Overall: no problem with berry mess on ours! they're very small.

Catalpa bignonioides Indian bean tree

Posted: 02 April 2014
Overall: I love my Catalpa, it doesn't flower as much as I would like though as I prune it hard when its dormant every year to encourage young vigorous growth. Not sure when to prune it this year as we haven't had a frost yet and the last thing I want to do is, prune it then we get a frost. would be about my luck tbh.

Osteospermum 'Lady Leitrim' Osteospermum

Posted: 31 March 2014
Overall: This Osteospermum has grown and flowered constantly, even right through winter, since planting 2 years ago. I live in north west Kent. It forms a dense sprawling mass of branches with the flowers held on stems at about 30/45 cms. It gives early flowers for the bees, butterflies, hoverflies, etc., and protection for hibernating ladybirds. In my garden, it's a star plant. Tresco Purple and Juncundum have not survived our winters.

Rosa filipes 'Kiftsgate' Rambler rose

Posted: 29 March 2014
Overall: This is an amazing rose. I've grown all mine from seed - and yes you can because they are a species rose. They germinated really well, and once they got going, they really got going. They climb well, and honestly seem to co-operate with you in going exactly the way you want them to! If you point them in a certain direction, away they go! Some of mine are growing in shade, and it isn't bothering them at all. I recommend them highly.