Latest posts by pootler

Over-excited novice gardener

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 22:22

Snap to the lupins, I have attempted growing cuttings a couple of times but they failed.  I really need to try again.  

Over-excited novice gardener

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 21:27

Fantastic! I know the feeling, my family look at me like I am a total loon when I excitedly show them freshly germinated seeds.  I am turning in to a bit of a seedaholic now....... Be warned, that's the next stage......

ID for a cute lily type thing

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 18:19

There were quite a few of them in both pink and white.  I would love to try and grow some but I seem to have more than my fair share of slugs so think they wouldn't last long. 

ID for a cute lily type thing

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 17:08

I took this when walking the dogs in a local park, not sure if it has self seeded somehow as there were a few of them scattered around.  Looks a bit exotic for a native to me.

What's your worst nemesis, your most dreaded weed or plant?

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 21:30

Ground elder, I wage a constant war with it as I refuse to use chemicals.  I have managed to pretty much tame the Ivy that was everywhere, it is now sort of where I want it.  Any weed that grows between the cracks in my paving slabs/bricks.......

I just have to keep pulling whatever it is up or hoeing it to keep it under control.

Does this make me a garden snob?

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 20:13

Had to resort to sprinkling Maldon sea salt on the slugs tonight as I'd run out of the basic stuff.....

Dividing Geranium Rozanne now

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 16:51

Thank you Verdun, I have cut it back a little as you suggested but may have the urge to dig a chunk out, a couple of glasses of vino and I start to be ruthless in the garden 

Dividing Geranium Rozanne now

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 21:52

I have a large plant that will flower in a couple of weeks, we are a couple of weeks behind the UK here.

It is too large for its spot and I am wondering if I can take a spade and divide/slice out the rear 1/4 to re-plant (without digging up the whole plant).  I won't mind if I lose the part I take out but would be really upset to lose the front part too.  

Will I get away with it?

Two plant IDs please

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 21:31

Hmm, that's interesting, I threw around a packet of campanula seeds a few years back, perhaps it's decided to germinate.  My slap dash approach to gardening is buy a packet of seeds you like and scatter them around, if they grow they grow.... 

Two plant IDs please

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 19:31

I definitely haven't sown seed for either of those so they must have self seeded.  The second one has really nice leaves but I am less excited by michaelmas daisy.

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Rose in a pot but roots burrowed out!

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ID for a cute lily type thing

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Does this make me a garden snob?

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Two plant IDs please

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How to get more than one flowering orchid stem?

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Globe thistle (echinops bannaticus) sowing seeds now?

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