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Latest posts by philippa smith2

Can bramble push through mulch?

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 17:39

I'm a slow typist

Can bramble push through mulch?

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 17:38

Short answer is Yes...........bramble will push thru any amount of will just spread further underneath and you will have a nice bramble patch before too long

mystery plant

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 17:30

Definitely an orchid..........depending on how true the colour is in the photo, the flower spike shape resembles a Marsh orchid but need to see more of the leaves.

Bamboo query

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 17:16

Dove........yes.............I remember getting a very interesting and informative answer to the Yews in  Cemetaries from someone on this forum a couple of years ago.

This was just my poor attempt at sarcasm  (still holds true tho ).

Bamboo query

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 17:12

Bed mites............hmm........I just KNEW there was something wrong with my theory

No....wait a could eat them.......full of protein I expect.......then you would really never have to leave your bed

As you and Dove say, it is education which is the key.  It really is quite frightening to read/see/hear how unaware people are of life these days

The Instant Gardener

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 16:53

Misleading title...............there is no such beast

Bamboo query

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 16:47

That will be why they plant Yews in cemetaries then ............not too much risk to the occupants. 

If you are unable to treat nature sensibly, you should never leave the safety of your bed. 

ID please

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 16:36

Have a similar one but pink flowers..........seeds like mad.........birds adore the berries

Is this an arrogance?

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 16:30

I don't like Verdun on High but I DO like Smart Grarse..........short, to the point, indicates your love of grasses...........what do you think ?

Can anyone help me identify this plant and what is wrong with it?

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 09:35

Looks like Sacred bamboo - Nandina domestica

Discussions started by philippa smith2

Papaver somniferum

Beautiful blood red flowers 
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Last Post: 28/06/2015 at 12:17

Free tickets available

Want a day out at the Zoo ? 
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Last Post: 05/05/2015 at 09:48

Timber Compost Bins

Close boarded or open ? 
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Last Post: 08/02/2015 at 16:52

Elymus magellanicus - Blue wheat grass ( I think ! )

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Last Post: 23/01/2015 at 17:05

Great gardening weather

Dry, sunny and no wind for a change . 
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Last Post: 13/01/2015 at 19:47

Carex trifida "Rekohu Sunrise"

Anyone growing this ? 
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Last Post: 22/12/2014 at 19:15


Seed sowing. 
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Last Post: 20/12/2014 at 18:00

Kindle e readers

Advice sought from Kindle users. 
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Last Post: 15/12/2014 at 22:49

Papaver orientale " Black and White "

Anyone growing this one ? 
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Last Post: 07/12/2014 at 16:33

Philadelphus coronarius variegatus

anyone grown this ? 
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Last Post: 07/12/2014 at 13:29

Nandina domestica

Regenerating old plant. 
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Last Post: 01/12/2014 at 18:33

Book Lovers and Library Users

Pay for a Library Service or lose it ? 
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Last Post: 06/11/2014 at 09:37


Wasps......lack of this year ? 
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Last Post: 25/11/2014 at 15:54


How to politely educate someone ? 
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Last Post: 05/10/2014 at 17:19


What do the various abbrevations mean and are we talking about the same thing ? 
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