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Latest posts by philippa smith2

What's in my garden?

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 20:17


I need hugs too....

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 19:59 your first sentence and was thrilled...........then read your second sentence..........not so good

David.....yeah......I think I'm definitely one of the ones who don't get it

I'll bow out now before I thoroughly disgrace myself...........but  hope you all enjoy the final

Ajuga Burgundy Glow

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 19:33

 Definitely keep him in the shade.......he loses  his "Pzazz" if he creeps  too far in to the sun

evergreen climber

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 19:24

Sandy......yes, your reply is here

Have you thought about Jasmine ?  There are several, most of which are scented and once established, should stand a bit of wind.

Roses too........underplanted with something for other interest. 

Maybe a pic of the space you have in mind will bring lots more ideas for you to consider ?  Once people know what you are after, there will be lots of suggestions I think


I need hugs too....

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 19:05

I know I'm going to get drummed off the forum here but when I heard that Brazil had lost the world cup, I's over at last......thank heavens.

Later I realised the commentators had just meant Brazil hadn't done too well and there was still endless football to go before we were all put out of our misery and it finally finished.

As a non football fan ( who'd have guessed ? ), I thought the most entertaining bit was someone biting someone else.... I assume biting is considered a bit unfair

Sorry all of you fans.........that is a bit mean to hijack your thread but anyway I just couldn't resist ..........put it down to the excess sun and the sure knowledge that it will be over soon  

evergreen climber

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 18:20

Just makes me that more determined then............must admit last year's could have been waterlogged for too long.  I do like it and I suppose just cross that I haven't managed to replicate previous success. 

what is the name of my house plant

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 18:11


what is the name of my house plant

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 18:10's a Bromeliad............common house plant ( sorry....I mean "common" as in commonly available  )

Check it out in a good Houseplant book or there is probably a lot of info online.  Nice plants


Posted: 11/07/2014 at 17:53

Alan.......Pieris tend to like just looks as if one or two of the leaves have caught too much hot sun or wind.

However, best wait for a few others to look and advise

Purple Basil

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 17:48

Louise.....cut the stems just above a joint ( where you probably have new leaves shooting ).....that will make the plant bushier. A watering and away you go again

If you don't cut it for use, it will just continue to grow up.


Discussions started by philippa smith2

Mangetout varieties

Any recommendations please ? 
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Sweet potato

Slips or Plugs ? 
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Plant names...not Latin or common but those named after people

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Lost garden tools

Not stolen..........just hiding !! 
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Glyphosate killer in various forms

Effect on surrounding planting ? 
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What variety ? 
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Sulphate of Potash feed 
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Cuckoo Spit

First of the season ? 
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Wildlife Pond

Frog tadpoles 
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Ornithogalum longibracteatum/caudatum

general query 
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Waterlogged grass/lawn

using RapidGrid to make a path 
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Kniphofia- Red Hot Pokers

Best type ? 
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