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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

Slugs/snails - the trade-off

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 19:01

Fishy..........snail farming might be the only have to purge them for a couple of weeks I believe   I expect there will be an EU subsidy for this and a good export market



Posted: 14/07/2015 at 18:55

Photo ?

WHAT AM I? ... a dedicated community plant identification thread

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 18:49

Hippophae............I'm not sure how far spread the Pyramidal is but it is also native to France as well as UK..

I forgot to ask whether you were offering prizes ?


WHAT AM I? ... a dedicated community plant identification thread

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 18:33

2nd photo is an orchid.......pyramidal perhaps........need to see the leaves/ stem too

Wild bird feeding

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 19:03

Fairygirl...........yes, who is it that puts out half a loaf of nasty sliced white bread ??  I keep finding large pieces of the stuff in my garden - seemingly even the birds turn their beaks up at this rubbish.  Feeding bread to birds is never a good idea anyway and certainly not the crap that passes for bread these days



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 ? 
Replies: 6    Views: 387
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. 
Replies: 7    Views: 547
Last Post: 01/12/2014 at 18:33

Book Lovers and Library Users

Pay for a Library Service or lose it ? 
Replies: 46    Views: 1472
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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Last Post: 09/10/2014 at 08:59
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