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Latest posts by MuddyFork

Can an architectural graduate move into garden design?

Posted: 15/10/2012 at 12:19

Why not start with looking at the Royal Horticultural Society website as they do plenty of courses and recommend others.

Talkback: Protecting banana plants over winter

Posted: 15/10/2012 at 12:15

I keep mine wrapped in fleece in an unheated greenhouse so would expect it to be OK in your summerhouse.  I did lose the leaves one year but the plant regrew from the base so probably hardier than we think. 

Bambo like plant

Posted: 11/10/2012 at 13:10

I would leave them as is for now.  In spring cut about half of the stems down to ground level and new stems will grow from the base.  The ones you leave will shoot from buds along their length

Bambo like plant

Posted: 10/10/2012 at 16:14

As always there are loads of common names, that's why the latin names are best.  Pheasant Berry is another name for this plant.

Bambo like plant

Posted: 10/10/2012 at 15:07

I think it's Leycesteria Formosa, also known as Himalayan Honeysuckle.  It can grow quite large but you can prune it hard.


Posted: 08/10/2012 at 12:57

I would leave them.  The leaves rot away very quickly and will feed the plant.

Fork Handles

Posted: 08/10/2012 at 10:16

Jean, could the bird you saw been a Sparrowhawk?  They are quite large.

Allotment Dilemma

Posted: 03/10/2012 at 15:35

If a business changes hands the existing t&c's would have to apply for a set period at the end of which new negotiations would take place.  If your contract states a size I don't believe that they could change your plot size without your consent.

Newhouse and new to gardening, plant type and general advice please!

Posted: 02/10/2012 at 12:48

I think your first picture is a Eucalyptus.  The second does look like a smoke bush, Cotinus coggygria.

Discussions started by MuddyFork

Over wintering a Water Lily

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Plant id please

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Last Post: 06/10/2015 at 14:09

Any recomendations for a garden to visit

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Last Post: 23/09/2014 at 21:07

Shield Bugs

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Last Post: 19/09/2014 at 15:18

Runner beans

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Last Post: 16/07/2014 at 12:21

Cucumber seedlings

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Last Post: 19/05/2013 at 22:28

Are there any Dahlias with a perfume

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Last Post: 17/07/2012 at 14:28

Are there any Dahlias with a perfume

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Last Post: 18/07/2012 at 06:37

Does anyone know what this plant is?

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Last Post: 11/07/2012 at 16:49

Poorly white grape vine

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