Latest posts by SwissSue

Lavender border in acid claggy soil - too big a battle?

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 09:40

You might mention to him that lavender isn't exactly "low maintenance". You have to cut it back every year!

Anyone can identify this?

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 20:10

Dipladenia sundavilla, comes in pink and red, it's a climber, can be grown in hanging baskets.



Posted: 07/09/2013 at 20:45

How can you possibly resist these dear little things?!



unidentified plant

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 17:12

The RHS says cut down when flowering is over.


Anemone wild swan

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 14:45

Hydrangea Fireworks


A few of my dahlias thhis year

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 07:36

They are beautiful, shame though, that you've only got double ones, which are no good for the bees.

kiwi frut

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 17:40

Hi Ian. The normal brown furry Kiwi fruit need a male and a female plant to produce fruit.

at last

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 22:06

Here one of the hummingbird moths we saw this evening




at last

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 19:50

Went to a farmhouse restaurant up in the Jura mountains this evening and there was a purple buddleia full of them. Will post a picture tomorrow.


Posted: 04/09/2013 at 15:48

You can buy blueing agent (it contains aluminium sulphate) for hydrangeas in any good garden centre. Follow the advice on the packet/tin.

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A rose by any other name ,,,,,,,,,,

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Silica cat litter instead of vermiculite

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The forum has not worked since around 6pm last night, is someone fixing it? 
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Harvesting Parsnips

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Eremurus/Foxtail lily

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Tomato Growing

Especially good for new gardeners 
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Info For Newbies - How to ensure that your question appears!

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Chelsea Flower Show 2013

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Getting rid of slugs

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Taking cuttings 
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Ideas for Hanging Baskets

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Tower Hamlets

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Overwintering Cannas

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