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Latest posts by MuddyFork

Does anyone know what this plant is?

Posted: 09/07/2012 at 12:29

This plant is rapidly taking over, growing in the borders, cracks in paving and pots.  Does anyone know what it is?  I wondered if it was a form of campanula.  It climbs and trails.  The photo makes the flowers look blue but they are more purple.


Mystery plants

Posted: 09/07/2012 at 10:16

I remove about a third of the stems each spring from my Leycesteria and cut back the remaining stems by about a third.  This keeps it a manageable size.  I haven't had any problems with it self seeding.

Poppy seed

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 09:22

This year I'm experimenting, I am cutting off the first seed heads to see if any new buds appear.  I will leave some heads on later to ensure that I get some seed.

Poorly white grape vine

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 09:14

Thanks, I'll give it a go, don't see I have anything to lose at this point

Poorly white grape vine

Posted: 05/07/2012 at 13:55

My 19+ year old vine appears to be dying.  It started growing as usual in the spring but now all the leaves are pale and drooping.  I can't believe that given the weather we are having that it suffering from a shortage of water and the plant has been fed as usual.  Does anyone know what the problem might be.

 and a close-up of the leaves


Fork Handles

Posted: 05/07/2012 at 12:49

We really do seem to be a murderous bunch, cutting slugs in half, squashing flies 

Whats eating my Comos?

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 17:06

The snails in my garden seem to have added Cosmos to their list of edibles.  Much collecting and crunching taking place here

Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 11:09

If it is not back until July 20 then we will not be getting any coverage of the Hampton Court show which is next week.  Seems unusual.

why is my pond brown and not clear

Posted: 22/06/2012 at 16:54

From my experience you will never have truly clear water if you have Koi, they distrub the bottom all the time and your pumps them distribute the particles throughout.  One positive is that your brown water hides your fish from passing herons.

Any ideas what has happened to my foxglove?

Posted: 20/06/2012 at 16:07

It's called fasciation and is caused by damage to the growing tip.  It doesn't harm the plant

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