Latest posts by ShropshireLass

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! 

Perennial Foxglove?????

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 16:16

What problem?? I have T&M foxgloves!

Ground Elder for a beginner

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 22:40

Oh dear, we have exactly the same problem.  My partner and I both work long hours, full time, so have very little time for weeding the ground elder.  I would say that if it's only in one bed, get rid of it no matter the time it takes because it spreads VERY quickly elsewhere! 

Roundup is okay but doesn't work quickly or 100%.  The only effective (but time consuming and annoying) way I have found is to dig out all the roots.  It really will grow from the tiniest bit of root so be thorough.  They're quite easy to identify but I did mistake a baby tree paeonie for ground elder the other day and quickly replanted it!

If you need any moral support or advice, just let me know.  We have ground elder throughout the front garden and around 3 of the 4 edges of the back garden (over 200ft in total!) 



Discussions started by ShropshireLass

Displaying Flowers

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

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Problem Plants

Help with diagnostics! 
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Friday picture thread

Does what it says on the tin! 
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Feeding Seedlings and Plug Plants

Quick question 
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B&M Bulbs

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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