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another id thread

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 23:41

not sure about the scent sorry, i better not go into my neighbours garden now..i might have to explain myself!! i will try and see tomorow. it may well be a privet though thanks

Plants to identify

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 23:38

i got the offer and think i got aquilegia instead of the scabiosa. think the campanula was canterbury bells

another id thread

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 23:29

Hi guys can any of you helpful, knowledgable folk give me a clue as to what this is? my neighbour asked me and Im not sure!


Welcome addition?

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 23:21

its ok and doing me a favour by filling a gap so it can stay for a while longer at least!

Welcome addition?

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 22:20

I moved into my house last summer and this year this plant is growing in a fairly sunny spot in my back garden.

Anybody know what it is? and should I be pleased to see it?



Very tall neglected pear and apple trees

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 18:39

Id agree that its too late to do much in the way of pruning for now. Winter pruning encourages new growth and better fruiting but in the summer you could take a third of the growth off. this pruning will help to restrict growth next year and removing a 3rd shouldn't encourage too many water shoots. If you do decide to keep them then as previously said Patience Patience Patience. you should be able to take another third off again the following year but it may take several seasons to get a tree you are happy with.

RHS Theory Qualifications

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 07:26

As an update I have decided to study both the level 2 principles of horticulture and the level 3 combined qualification. Both through distance learning. Unfortunately due to a rolling shift pattern at work i cant commit to a college course which i appreciate would have been beneficial. Thank you everyone for your help. Wish me luck!

What the heck - my purse isn't big enough - but one can dream

Posted: 20/11/2013 at 11:19

Just got my copy of gardeners world through the door and there is an offer near the front for 5 plants for £11.99 if thats any help. not as cheap as sewing your own but much better than £6 a pop. im sure they will be little plugs though.

RHS Theory Qualifications

Posted: 19/11/2013 at 19:30

Thank you Rosewithoutthorns I sent you a message for further info if possible? Thanks also for the info on Warwickshire college landgirl100 I will keep that in mind as I was seriously considering them!

Nutcutlet, my knowledge is fairly sound....on the things I know about!!

My concern was that the level 3 would cover all the level 2 plus some more, in which case I didnt want to spend time on the level 2 if i intend to do the level 3 anyway. i am still undecided on this!

RHS Theory Qualifications

Posted: 19/11/2013 at 04:23

In case anyone else is thin king of doing a course I have just seen the level 2 and 3 course advertised as a package on the borders connect website. there seems to be a substantial saving to be made especially if you choose the online course option. does anybody have any experience with them? They used to be called learning curve.

Thanks again


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another id thread

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Welcome addition?

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RHS Theory Qualifications

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at least I think thats what it is.... 
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plant id?

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Not what i expected

Not a Knautia 
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Abundant Weed?

but what is it? 
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weed whos name evades me

can anyone shed any light 
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Problem plant!

Please help! 
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Sad looking Ceonothus

Any ideas? 
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