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28 Jul 2017 11:25
WOW ,Dovefromabove, now that's my kind of brugmansia .Absolutely stunning. Would love a garden and conservatory big enough for one that size.
28 Jul 2017 11:18
Thanks fidgetbones. That was about three years old.
28 Jul 2017 11:11
Hi Barefoot gardener, I don't have mine any more.It got too big and heavy to keep carrying it in and out of the conservatory and I don't particularly like plants in the house. It use to flower even through the winter but the leaves use to turn yellow and die off quite quickly. OH and mother in law use to hate the smell. I did buy four a few years back in white, yellow and two coral. but the wretched red spider mite took hold of all four, so I binned them all. I would love another as they are one of my favourite plants.I became a first time Nannar in June so I don't think I will be getting one now. They do need quite a bit of room if you don't prune and train them into a standard,(lolly pop shape)Yours look fab, the one in the first pic looks huge.
28 Jul 2017 01:16
Hi Martin 188, if the flowers look like the ones in the picture, its definitely a brugmansia plant. Be careful when handling ,its a poisonous plant. All parts of the plant are toxic. I use to feed mine at least twice a week with tomato feed.
03 Jun 2017 23:17
I'm going and I can't wait. Went to Hampton court flower show 2015 and really enjoyed it, there was so much to see. I didn't get round it all cause we were on a coach trip and got about five hours. Brother in law is taking us to Chatsworth so will have more time. where going on Sunday.
19 Mar 2017 21:17
Hi MillyMilo, I use Wickes fungal wash on my fence and the house wall. It kills LICHEN,ALGAE and MOULD as it says on the label.If you use it ,apply it on a dry day.it takes a few days to work.
If it looks anything like Fairygirls , I'd stick some ferns in the gaps and make it a feature.
18 Mar 2017 23:47
Hi MillyMilo, you can buy a fungicidal wash from Wickes, it's£8.49 for 4L.
01 Mar 2017 14:07
Hi all, look who I found on YouTube. Don't know if anyone else has seen it. Anyone recognise him.
08 Feb 2017 00:18
My OHs supervisor had artificial grass laid in his garden. He said that on hot days his kids and the dog couldn't play on it, as the grass got too hot.
25 Jan 2017 16:17
When planning permission was submitted, you should have been informed by the planning authority. Then you can raise any concerns you may of had regarding the extension. Anyone bordering the property should have received a letter. If you didn't I would look into it.
18 Jan 2017 13:01
Hi amy280, yes as Singing Gardener says Battersea Park .If you google British parks with fountains and go on images or here's a link.
16 Jan 2017 00:29
Hi Anne17, The answer to that is yes if your not careful. If your worried about the plants, you could pour the wash into a bucket and submerge the pebbles into it, that way you know that the pebbles are fully coated with the wash. Then put the pebbles into another bucket and wait 48 hours for the fungicidal wash to work. After that you can submerge them back into a bucket of soapy water, then hose them to get rid of the fungal wash. That way you know there's no fungal wash left on to penetrate through the membrane into the soil when it rains. Bare in mind that the label its say "prevents algae up to 6 months", so if you do wash it off, it may not be as effective for up to the 6 months. I don't know how big of a area you have, so good luck with which ever method you choose.
15 Jan 2017 19:41
Dovefromabove I had never even heard of a gender reveal cake until my daughter said she was having one, but I rather liked the idea. Any excuse for a slice of cake.
Busy-lizzie, daughter is our only one. so yes, me and OH are first time grandparents. She's 31 now and been with her OH for 14 years. I was beginning to think she was never going to have one.
10th and 11th grandchild on the way blimey, lots of cake for you in May then. How do you remember all their names. There are quite a lot on daughters OHs side of the family. conversations do get confusing at times when she mentions names. It gets my head all in a spin.I don't know who's who. I've never been very good at remembering names. I'm better at remembering faces.
fairygirl cake was very nice and moist ,I'm afraid its all gone now. It didn't last very long.
14 Jan 2017 23:02
Hi all, just an update.Daughter had another scan on Tuesday and had a gender reveal cake made. Daughter and her OH cut it tonight in front of friends and family. She's having a little girl.
She's due round 30th of May. We are both going shopping tomorrow, so it's shop till we drop.
Niece had a little boy Nathaniel 9th Dec, Nephew had a little boy Grayson 15th Dec.
14 Jan 2017 16:48
Hi Anne17,if the washing up liquid don't work you could always try Wickes fungicidal wash cleaner £7.99 I use it on my fence and the side of the house (brick work). I have two great big sycamore trees hanging over half my garden and they always causes algae
. You can use the wash for a number of things. Its great stuff .
14 Jan 2017 08:32
Hi Tetley, some Japanese do have Buddha's in their gardens but I agree most don't. I do know a Japanese man that does though.
14 Jan 2017 07:29
Try your local market.I buy mine from my local market pet stall and they charge £8 for a 1000g and if you buy 3 bags of 1000g they charges £20.That's what I call a bargain.
13 Jan 2017 23:51
Just watched BDSS on BBC IPlayer, brilliant program. I love these programs, you get so many different ideas .I loved both Toriq and Ant and Jakes garden.
Gardening can be such hard work, but when you've done it ALL YOURSELVES, stepped back and look at what YOU'VED achieved instead of some garden designer it's so rewarding especially when friends, family, neighbours and not forgetting everyone on the forum compliment it. You guys must be so proud.
I hate it when people say I CAN'T do that, when they've never even tried.
antzero, I'm surprised you don't have a little Buddha somewhere hidden amongst those ferns.
13 Jan 2017 00:15
WOW Doghouse Riley, that looks fantastic. I would love to have put mine on the back fence or even a pergola but I haven't got room. I only hope the canes which hold mine up will hold the weight as it get larger.
Thanks for the advice.
12 Jan 2017 22:30
I do live in a cold pocket area and I can only just see the buds coming through but they are very tiny. As I didn't get to cut all the ends of the new growth because of all the leaves in the way in August, do I still only cut back 2-3buds in Jan - Feb or can I cut more?