Latest posts by ShropshireLass

Go away Ivy !

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 11:03

I have ivy growing all along the bottom of my hedge in the front garden, and even out into the lawn! It' taken over a section at the bottom of the garden where the hedge has died back and is absolutely rampant.  

Easy to pull off though, but I'm tackling the ground elder and nettles in the back garden first - the ivy can wait. 

Worringly, I do seem to have some HUGE ground elder growing up through the hedge in the front garden.  Common sense tells me it may just be normal elder but I see ground elder everywhere now....even in my dreams!!!

Problem Plants

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 15:10

Thanks guys 

I've got some copper tape for my pots, must get round to putting it on.  I also used nematodes for the first time last weekend - fingers crossed they work! Expensive though....

This is a fab place to learn things, despite what may seem like silly questions, no one makes me feel stupid! 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 15:05

Birdy - I posted my pics from Photobucket and had no issues at all.  How are you posting yours?  This wonky picture thing seems to be a big issue! 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 23:17

Tree peonies have finally flowered in my garden.  I have been anticipating them for ages and ages as the buds have been tantalisingingly close for ages!


Problem Plants

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 23:03

Oh woops, forgot one.....

This is my spotted laurel, don't know what these brown spots are, but they seem to be spreading!


Problem Plants

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 23:02

 This is a fuschia I overwintered.  I actually tried to overwinter 3 but only one survived!  Lots of the leaves look this funny colour - anyone know what's wrong?

 Last one....this is one of two Agapanthus I'm growing for the first time.  The other one looks great but this one is a bit sad - anyone have any ideas why?

Problem Plants

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 22:59

Hi everyone 

Being a relatively new gardener, I do tend to panic if any of my plants isn't looking beautifully healthy.  I thought I'd try and see if I have anything to panic about by picking the forum's brains!

 This is one of my dahlias I planted out this weekend.  I'm sure it's something obvious   but I'd like a second opinion!

 This is a dogwood which started out looking great but over the last couple of days has gone to look really sad! 





Posted: 23/05/2013 at 12:58

It was Yesterday, Today Tomorrow and it will be available after Chelsea 

Help identifying a ground covering plant

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 12:08

Much sympathy for you, it's ground elder.  I have loads and loads of the bloomin stuff 

If you want rid, you have to dig it out.  It's awful stuff. My summer is going to be spent digging it out of our garden 

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 09:36

Being a relatively new gardener and all puffed up with over confidence, I authoratively told both my mother and mother-in-law that the small, nettle-like plants in my raspberry patch were in fact baby raspberries - huff, don't they know anything?

I was still clinging onto the baby raspberry idea when they started stinging....cue a hasty weeding session and many blushes when questioned by the other half, although I've still not admitted anything to mother / mother-in-law! 

Discussions started by ShropshireLass

Grass seed

Too late? 
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Displaying Flowers

Woops I've entered a show.... 
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Design Ideas

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Quick question 
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Bargain or bad buy? 
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Joys of Spring

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Mystery plants

Help with identifying plants please! 
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