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Plant ID

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 17:11

No leaves visible but a Cleome perhaps ?

Growing Shop bought Ginger

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 16:58

My local B&Q wouldn't know a Hedychium if it rose up and smacked them in the face but I think Blairs is right........they would not be selling edible ginger.  Enjoy your plant Babs but don't leave it on the boiler

Finding a plant

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 16:33

 Fuchsia "Annabel" is one I've grown in the past...........pretty but have a feeling it isn't hardy. 


Christmas has come early

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 13:57

Strange isn't it ?  Even if you have no more room for anything, the purchase of a plant immediately equals an  expansion of your garden.  There's bound to be an equation or theory which explains this  Happy planting Bob

Happy Christmas

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 13:48

Thanks for an interesting Forum and best wishes for the festive season to all at GW

What to do now?

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 17:39

Hello Peroxiss

Nice to know that you are still pottering about the garden.  It's an ideal time to look at your garden when it is at it's quietist time.  Gives you the "bare bones" and enables you to see what improvements you can make .  You have obviously made a good start and things will only get better.  With a new garden ( or a new gardener !! ), taking photos on a regular basis can be helpful .... not only for planning future planting but also seeing the effect of winter light, etc. Most gardens look good in Summer but the key to a great garden is to be able to have as much interest in the other seasons as possible.  Not always easy to achieve but sounds like you are up for the challenge. 

Best of luck  

Preposterous question....

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 18:48 are showing your age.......these days, isn't it women who propose to men ?

Oops......why would we do this ? 

Erm........I hate to say it but I think you may be right this time

Growing Shop bought Ginger

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 17:43

Blairs.......sorry but I don't understand your comment. Effort/reward/investment ? If you dislike Ginger, you wouldn't be buying eat or grow....surely ?  So, no initial investment.......unlike the Eddoes by the sounds of it 

Unidentified Flower

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 17:18 fault as I should have described it as Bamboogie did.  Beschorneria yucc. is a type of Agave rather than a Yucca. 

It flowers early summer ( I seem to remember mine having produced ripened seed by late summer ).

The Yuccas tend to flower later and, as you say, quite often provide a wonderful Autumn display........always a bit of a shock as they seem too "exotic" to be doing their thing at that time of year.  A couple of gardens near me still have them in full bloom.

Still don't think that is what the OP has tho


Posted: 17/12/2014 at 16:55

Gemma.......Deja vu.....

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