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Latest posts by philippa smith2

To design or not to design?

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 17:26

Patricia......I rather think GardenMaiden is just haven't found the right buyer.  Might it be worth having a word with your Estate Agent and seeing whether they could emphasise the different aspects of your garden and offering some advice to potential purchasers re maintenance.  Alternatively, perhaps you could advertise your property privately in one of the many Garden related publications.  Most real gardeners would give their eye teeth for a garden such as you describe.  I know eye teeth aren't much help as such is a case of reaching the right market and that can be difficult .  I hope you have some luck soon 

YvieS..........never look back.......I made the same mistake once and nearly committed murder

Let's Remember Them

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 15:54

Me too Fishy.......if you would post them......many thanks

Caretaker couple- Italy

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 19:38

Artjac...........looks like you and FF will be living in Italy for the next 3 years ...sorry about that

Caretaker couple- Italy

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 19:12

Artjac could do it........and then there would be 3 Jack Russells


Jasmines nearly had it!

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 17:37

B'sMum..........there are a number of Jasmines currently available.............were they not labelled or was it the ubiquitous "Jasmine" which covers a multitude of sins

A photo may help (tho if just dead twigs now, probably not ? ).

The Stephanotis is a big thick leaved plant..........likes a lot of room to be at it's best in my experience but when it flowers..........well worth the effort.......the scent is gorgeous


Posted: 04/08/2014 at 17:26

Roni........sorry I don't have the facility to offer you Web links but .if you use the Search facility on this forum, you will find several threads relating to Grape vines...........including links to web sites, videos, etc which will give you a good idea of how to look after your vine including pruning. 

Hope this helps 

Upside down pics

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 16:03

Hanging Gardens (of Babylon ) perhaps ?


Posted: 04/08/2014 at 15:32

Roni.....provided your vine is healthy, the grapes should swell and ripen over the next couple of months (depending on variety and situation ).

Beckie is right..........pruning correctly and at the right time is the key to being able to harvest some decent grapes

Potato plants dying - whats happening?

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 15:25

No experience of Picasso but I have harvested all my Rocket (planted in April ).

I'd think Dove is on the right track

Can Cordylines be split?

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 13:56

Nan...........Cordylines are quite strong growing plants and will require potting on into a larger pot every so often.......basically, once it becomes pot bound.


Discussions started by philippa smith2

Papaver somniferum

Beautiful blood red flowers 
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Free tickets available

Want a day out at the Zoo ? 
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Timber Compost Bins

Close boarded or open ? 
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Elymus magellanicus - Blue wheat grass ( I think ! )

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Great gardening weather

Dry, sunny and no wind for a change . 
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Carex trifida "Rekohu Sunrise"

Anyone growing this ? 
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Seed sowing. 
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Kindle e readers

Advice sought from Kindle users. 
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Papaver orientale " Black and White "

Anyone growing this one ? 
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Philadelphus coronarius variegatus

anyone grown this ? 
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Nandina domestica

Regenerating old plant. 
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Book Lovers and Library Users

Pay for a Library Service or lose it ? 
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Wasps......lack of this year ? 
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How to politely educate someone ? 
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What do the various abbrevations mean and are we talking about the same thing ? 
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