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Plant ID

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 19:08

It's a foxglove, baza. If you want them in your own garden, collect the seeds.

Butternut Squash Plant is, well .... squashed!

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 19:20

Strangethingie, could it be that your squashed "butternut" is actually a Squash?! I'd let it get on with it and wait for the surprise!

pot bound lupin

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 06:36

I find it easiest to cut the plastic pot open, then repot as mentioned above.

Identification needed

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 20:26

Lovely plant, Yarrow. It appears to have several names. Have a look here for how to care for it:



Posted: 20/05/2015 at 07:39

What a great video, Simon! Enjoyed it very much!

There's orangey........

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 06:36

I have a few orange and yellow calendulas scattered about in the borders (self seeded mostly). Their bright little flowers are so cheerful and lighten things up.

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 11:00

Oh Liz, as said before, your garden is beautiful, but I WANT THE HOUSE!

Hozelock filter

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 19:02

Hallo gsd, I can recommend Pond Wizard from T & M, worked well to clear the green water in our pond, which is about 6 x 3 m. Not cheap, but it works!



Posted: 14/05/2015 at 06:35

Hallo Linda,

The RHS says the following:

"A vigorous spreading grass with blue-green foliage, this grows almost anywhere and is particularly valuable for shady areas under trees or in a semi-wild garden. Use it as tall, weed-smothering ground cover, or blend it with other vigorous plants such as self-seeding annuals and perennials for a low-maintenance, cottage garden-style border. It can be invasive, so restrict its spread in more formal surroundings, by treating it like mint and grow in a large pot sunk almost to its rim in the ground. Tall, pinkish flower-heads are produced in summer."

Keeping it in a pot sounds like good advice to me!


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