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Latest posts by Passionate

Training a photinia ( RED ROBIN)

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 14:13

Hi, you might try snipping the tops of them to encourage bushier growth lower down, if your unsure perhaps snip a couple and see if buds form lower down the stem.

Identify weeds

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 23:00

Thanks Bob and nutcutlet, I have three of them and I do remember the name now you have mentioned it, what I can't remember is them growing last year, they look so different, maybe i will recall them when they flower, thanks again much appreciated.


Identify weeds

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 12:02

Sorry guys forgot to include a photo which will help!!  No idea why it's come out sideways , how frustrating sorry.


Identify weeds

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 11:58

Hi can anyone help, I cant identify this plant - is it a weed or not ?

Compost or manure ?

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 20:07

I heard from GQT you only need blood fish and bone when planting individual plants rather than scattering it on the bed (just incase you were going to do that) 

Talkback: Gardening makes you happy

Posted: 06/08/2013 at 16:58

I love my garden too, but what is making me sad at the moment is bumble bees, I have seen so many on flowers gathering pollen then the next time I look, the bee is dead!!


it doesn't happen with every bumble bee or on a particular plant but I'm seeing quite a few, has anyone one else noticed this happening and if so why?


Posted: 06/08/2013 at 16:50

My garden is pretty full having matured over the years so I tend to take a few photographs in summer then I know were the perennials are and I put anual seeds in any spaces in early spring. 

I have dug up bulbs in the past so I don't bother with them unless I plant them in pots, which i do with lilies and tulips, which I shelter in the winter months and they come up every year.



Posted: 06/08/2013 at 16:43
  • I think any climbing plant, rose, clematis, you can fix wire to the wall or a willow type structure to help the climber and train it to mingle in the bushes on the side so it won't go over into next doors?


Posted: 06/08/2013 at 16:31

Top plant looks like  a sambusca, which is part of the elderberry family, I have one in my garden.

its a lovely light and airy bush, with lovely clusters of black berries on , I'm not sure if you can eat them, anyway I like it because being black and at the back of my plot  shows of other flowering plants in front of it.

you can chop it right down to the ground in autumn and up it comes again in spring with new fresh leaves.

sorry not sure about the other one but it looks a good plant for insects.

hope this is helpful 


Blueberry help

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 17:54

I'm not sure that you can over water blueberry plants but because they are lime haters they do say you should only give them rain water not tap water, unless ofcourse you really have too.

Are your pots big enough, experts say repot to a larger one each year, i put mine in large pots so they could grow into them maybe the leaves are feeling a bit squashed ?

My plants produce redish leaves in autumn 

I have three large plants and two of them are growing well with a great crop, the third one is a late bush which extends the cropping  Mmm lovely.

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Plant identifying

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When to feed tumbling toms

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Container size for growing peas

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