Latest posts by SwissSue

Buddleia buzz doing the bizness

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 20:41

These are my buddleia Buzz that I planted this spring. I planted 4 different colours relatively close to eachother to make a big bush. The strongest ones seem to be the magenta and the white one. Am hoping the blue and lilac will be stronger next year.


Hostas as a delicacy !

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 07:51

Hostas in the freezer?

what can I sow now.

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 07:54


miniature trees

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 07:38

Hi BEL, I have a dwarf apricot tree in a pot 50cm wide and 60cm deep. It is now about 5' tall and flowered profusely this spring, but although I hand pollinated, it only had a handfull of fruit. However I've only had it 2 years so am hoping for more success next year. I fed it tomato fertilizer before it flowered and again last month. For winter I wrap the pot with coir matting and stuff straw down between the matting and the pot.

Dads are brilliant, and mums are pretty cool too...

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 07:11

That's lovely, Tootles. Hope you tell them often how amazing they are.

Are gingko trees easy to grow/look after??

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 09:17

Jenny, if you do get a ginko, make sure it's not a female one, female ginkgo trees produce fruit-like seeds that are known to smell like rancid butter or vomit after falling from the tree.

Info here


Elephant Hawkmoth

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 20:35

Good News for Mike

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 07:42

Great news, Mike, here's to many happy gardening years!

autumn crocus

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 07:29

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