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leaf blowers

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 13:18

I have a Stihl one, its great, but there are times I wish I had a backpack one as after a while it can get heavy.  Depends how big the garden is and how many leaves I guess. 

Have just seen there is a cordless lightweight stihl one

But pricey, and you'd need to get reviews to see how much power it actually had. 

Good luck.

Plant ID please

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 10:29

Woo hoo I got it right.  I planted one lonely hellebore last year and had heard they sprout up everywhere, but I had expected I would have need two of them to mix and make seeds if you know what I mean.  Obviously not.  My plan for my woody area is starting to come together.  Foxgloves, (planted this year), bluebells, campion growing from seed in pots, wild garlic already there.  Verbena bonariensis for the sunny area... happy happy happy. 

thank you 

Flooded gardens campaign

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 19:20

Oh okay, that is good to know.  Thanks for pointing that out. 

Flooded gardens campaign

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 19:08

Oh Artjak I'm so pleased I mentioned it then as you are mentioned in it.  Your name is there in print 

I'll leave it to Lesley K to get a copy to you, but let me know if any problems.  Don't see why we couldn't photograph it though as it is the same magazine as this website...

Berries with black stuff on

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 14:28

ok, great thank you for your quick response.  very helpful. 

To cut back or not to cut back...

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 14:23

I have some spicata I think they are.  The leaves are looking poorly with little spots on but there is lots of new growth coming through.  

Should I be cutting back the older growth to allow the new growth to come through or do I need to leave the older growth on to protect it over winter...

 the bit at the bottom of the photo is where I started cutting it back and then thought about whether that is right ?

So much to learn... Thank you for any advice. 

Plant ID please

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 14:20

I have just found this in my woody area where lots of random things pop up.  

Can anyone tell me what this is ? I'm wondering if it is a hellebore, it looks familiar but can't put my finger on it.  thank you.


Berries with black stuff on

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 14:18

We have a shrub that over hangs the fence from our neighbour and it has orange berries on. 

I have just noticed that the berries have like a black tar substance on them.  Any idea what this is, if it is normal and do I want them dropping off into my flowerbed.  It doesn't look that healthy.  Any advice gratefully appreciated. thank you.


Flooded gardens campaign

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 11:17

I'm just getting round to reading my October GW issue, how great to see a thank you to everyone that got involved in helping the flooded gardens from back in the spring. 

I know I only send in a few seeds but some of you moved mountains to help those people so just wanted to say congratulations.  

That's all 

The most surprising new plant in your garden

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 21:08

I got a pack of Purity white cosmos last year free with GW mag, I thought I'd give them a try and wow they transformed my flowerbed that I had that year cleared and planted up.  This year I've gone for the mixed pink varieties and they have done a great job hiding a new fence and filling in gaps.  Love them. 


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Discussions started by Peanuts3

To cut back or not to cut back...

that is the question. 
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Plant ID please

I'm sure I know it but... 
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Last Post: 25/09/2014 at 10:29

Berries with black stuff on

Is this normal ? 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:28

Flooded gardens campaign

Well done ! 
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Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 19:20

Seedlings and winter

Err what do I do ? 
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Last Post: 21/09/2014 at 09:03

Plant ID please

Any ideas ? 
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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 19:56

Slugs and Sedums

Slug proof or not ? 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 18:27

Does anyone know what this little critter might be?

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Last Post: 18/09/2014 at 16:47

Plant ID please

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Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 20:15

Weeds, weeds, everywhere !

School garden a mess :-(  
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Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 09:47

Plant ID please

Any idea what this might be 
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Last Post: 06/09/2014 at 20:55

Schools back - time to do some weeding!

Plant id's please 
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Last Post: 02/09/2014 at 21:30

Korean lilac looking poorly ?

Any ideas what has caused this  
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Last Post: 04/09/2014 at 18:12

Spots on leaves

Seems to be spreading 
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Last Post: 30/08/2014 at 17:49

Spots on leaves

Seems to be spreading 
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