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Garden Sitcom Name.

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 15:43

Roots (though that's taken)

Mulch Ado About Nothing?

Barrow Boys?

Postcards from the Edging?

...whatever, the heroine should be called Vermiculite Jones, I reckon.  I'm off for a lie down, clearly it's late.  Or early.


Climbing/trailing plant suggestions - to cover wall

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 15:36

Golden creeping jenny and trailing heucherella look great but I've no idea how they would fare in a coastal garden, sorry!  What about fleabane?

Vinca to spare

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 15:11

HI Fairygirl, thanks so much for the input  I've moved some so far to some railing planters so they can trail to their heart's content, but I still have around two dozen to think about.  Might wait and see how this lot do and then decide, but still happy to hear from anyone!  The walls in the garden are the original farm walls, some of them dating back more than a couple hundred years and although repaired and rebuilt in places, I still think it might be vulnerable.  It really comes down to how pushy the roots are!

Again, though, ta for your thoughts - much appreciated

Vinca to spare

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 11:51


I hope someone out there can help!  I have a couple dozen vinca minor gertrude jekyll which are doing very well as ground cover but the bed they're in is going back to being a lawn (eventually) so I need to re-home them.

The only spot I can find is along the top of a wall but I'm concerned that as they put down little roots, they might worm their way into the mortar or little gaps and do long-term damage.  I don't want to end up having to re-point the wall!

If I do plant them in this site as ground cover along the top and trailing down the front, does anyone know if their roots will do any kind of damage or if it'll just trail in a friendly, inexpensive way?!

Thanks in advance!


Posted: 01/09/2014 at 14:57

Thanks for the advice!  Fast good, slow bad.  I will remember.  Happy to let it eat spiders and slugs, next time I see a tail up, I'll give it some space to calm down!  Appreciate your help, very much.


Posted: 31/08/2014 at 11:22

Thanks for that.  It says it can fly!  If it had taken off, I think I would have too   Now to figure out if I need to do anything about it...


Posted: 31/08/2014 at 11:11

Yet again, forgot the pic - here it is



Posted: 31/08/2014 at 11:10


Anyone have any idea what this is, with it's tail up in the air like a wee scorpion?  Tried to sweep up some leaves on the patio and out it scuttled.

Not sure which one of us got the bigger fright


Something is very hungry. And very fussy

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 15:43

Hi - I really appreciate the suggestion but not sure it's flea beetle.  The leaves are still healthy (though full of holes)...this one really has me stumped


Posted: 09/08/2014 at 15:38


I have a row of saxifrage cloth of gold and most are doing great but some of them have developed bald, brown patches in the middle - trying to split them is borderline impossible so I'd appreciate any advice on how to deal with this.  Thanks!

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Vinca to spare

Moving Vinca Minor Gertrude Jekyll to a new home 
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evil looking thing... 
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Brown patches 
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Something is very hungry. And very fussy

Plants being munched into oblivion... 
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Something is shredding the leaves... 
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Creeping ground-cver

Need to turn a muddy path into a pretty carpet... 
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Help! What is this?

Mystery plant needs identified 
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Sweet Pea seedlings

Not sure they're meant to grow this fast... 
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Something weird is growing in my garden! 
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