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My banana is flowering!

Posted: 29/08/2017 at 07:38

Just spotted what looks like a huge flower bud on my banana plant! How unusual is this, and does it mean I'm going to see bananas? 

Spanish or English bluebells?!

Posted: 08/05/2017 at 22:28

I would say hybrid.  The ones in the lower picture look more like native ones.  You probably have a mixture. 

All very pretty, enjoy them! 

Last edited: 08 May 2017 22:31:41

Wildflower ID help please

Posted: 07/04/2017 at 14:40

Thank you!  Much appreciated!

Wildflower ID help please

Posted: 07/04/2017 at 13:40

Out on walk with dog through woods this morning and saw this.  I couldn't put a name to it - can anyone help me identify it please?

Daffodils....too late?

Posted: 26/01/2017 at 21:27

Just found a big bag of mixed daffodil bulbs in the shed (the gardening equivalent of "fallen down the back of the sofa").  Too late to plant them now?  What do you think?


Posted: 04/11/2016 at 07:59

I have lots of these in the gaarden.  I'm in the south but on heavy rich clay.  Some years I leave them in the soil and most survive, but some rot away.  So most years I lift them, put them in pots of leaf mould or compost, and keep them frost free, cool and quite dry until they shoot in spring.

if yours are in pots already I would just bring them into a frostfree greenhouse and leave them alone. 

I do think they are hungry plants. When I plant them out in spring I always add a good handful of food.  So perhaps in spring you should give them some feed to encourage more flowers?

Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 19:09

I've no seeds but I have a lot of big canna tubers that have outgrown their space - they are Russian Red and Durban - would anybody like some?  (I can post if you can cover costs of postage;  or collect from me in south Wales, half an hour from Bristol)

Cannas and dahlias going free

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 08:18

When I lift my plants for winter I'm going to have a load of canna (russian red and durban) that I no longer have room for.  Also probably some dahlias.  I live in south wales, about half an hour from Bristol.   Would anyone like some?

Razor Hoe

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 21:51

I have one of these, it is the BEST present for the garden I've ever been given!  I use it every single time I'm out there.

Willow Tree? - Anyone know which ?

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 16:32

Yes, I'd say salix caprea (goat willow).  I think it is the one that most people call "pussy willow" because of its soft grey catkins.  You can snip a few twigs off and put them in a vase with daffodils for classic spring decoration!

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My banana is flowering!

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Wildflower ID help please

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Daffodils....too late?

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Cannas and dahlias going free

Excess plants free to a good home 
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Direct sowing in clay soil - what flowers?

Help me choose some bomb-proof annuals to sow? 
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"Climbing Geraniums" - cut them back?

What should I do with my climbing geraniums? 
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Recommendation for heavy duty loppers please

I need a pair of loppers that will stand up to tough work! 
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Amaryllis bulbs - advice please!

Will an amaryllis (hippeastrum) bulb last wrapped up for four weeks? 
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Dahlias going free!

Would anyone like some dahlia tubers? 
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Children's play area - help please!

Creating a zero-maintenance play and dining area for daughter 
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pinching out dahlias

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RHS Cardiff - what do you think?

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Loosing my followed threads

Don't understand how to make sure I can 'follow' all the threads I'm contributing to 
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Last Post: 22/10/2017 at 15:16

Daphne is too big for her boots!

When and how to prune an overgrown daphne 
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help with melons

how do i know when they are ready? 
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