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any idea what it is

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 13:01

Many thanks dovefromabove. I think I may dig up one ( there are loads) to put in my shady border as they look so unusual

any idea what it is

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 12:50


Hi  have found a clump of these plants in my local wood any idea what it is. Big heart shaped leaves and almost a peace lily shaped flower but not as pretty

New Lawn has dead patches

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 15:59

do you have a dog?


Posted: 09/05/2013 at 15:50

crap weather here in south wales rain is hammering down and blowing a gale. I just been out to put some plastic covers on the dahlias i have planted out over the last few days, the wind is wrecking them. My cherry blossom is all over the drive so no fruit again this year! lucky the rest of fruit trees have not flowererd yet so might have some luck with them. same thing happened last year just as the blossom came out and the tulips opened they were ruined. photo below of my new front garden border


My dahlia tubers are not doing anything

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 15:37

Poor year for me too with dahlias. I kept about 50 tubers last year they seemed fine after winter but rotted quickly when potted up. I think it just has been too cold. Only 12 have come back to life. Bishop variety has done the best and i have even split some of the tubers when they sprouted. some of the large cactus ones have come through but i lost all the dwarf bedding type. I also think they rather a dry heat. I initially started heating greenhouse with a parafin heater but it caused condensation. Switched to electric fan type and all my plants seem healthier. I always plant tubers with a bit of the top of the tuber showing above compost. i find if they are totally buried they rot easier. 

Late winter cuttings - what next

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 21:17

many thanks Chicky will try this week

Evergreen climbers

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 21:16

thanks for all you help. We are a bit cold up here so I think I will move it to a more sheltered position. It was planted about 3 years ago but we have had loads of snow every year. thanks Gardfening Grandma I will try some high pot ash feed it only had a bit of general type feed last year so that may perk it up.

Evergreen climbers

Posted: 01/05/2013 at 05:42

 Hi can anybody help with my sickly looking jasmine. Not sure of the name, it is evergreen and I have a had a few white flowers in the last 2 summers but they are very sparse, the leaves are always yellowish and blotchy. It grows on a west facing trellis planter is about 2.5ft deep and 6ftlong x1ft wide. We live on a hill but the wind hits the back of the fence behind the jasmine So is fairly sheltered. On the same fence i have a climbing rose and a solarium(dont know if spelt right sorry) in seperate planters which flower really well, so dont know what I am doing wrong with the jasmine. They also get good sun from 10am till dark . Any ideas gratefully received

Late winter cuttings - what next

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 21:04

Any ideas on how to take camelia cuttings. I have seen a lovely red double petalled bush and would love to try and root a bit.


Bamboo taking over the world.... Okay, garden.

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 14:14

We have a black bamboo that even after a year was taking over. I got the otherhalf to dig it up.That was a huge job!! Then i got a back plastic bin drilled holes in the bottom. Sunk the whole bin in the ground leaving couple of inches above soil level. then i put a few bricks and stones in the bottom for drainage and put the bamboo back in the bin. 3 years later the bamboo is about 15ft high and looking fab. i put a watering can of water on it every week as it does drink alot. every year i cut about 6 of the thickest canes out at ground level and new sprouts come up, keeping it looking fresh.  hope this helps.. Monty's ideaon GW of using a galvanised animal feeder was great. I am going to have a trip to my local agricultural merchant as those feeders look really stylish when planted up and looking online they are far cheaper than metal planters in garden centres.

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