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shade loving plants

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 09:52

Hi Blairs.Thanks for the plant ideas yes the slugs and snails had a party for a few days, I have now ordered nemaslug to try to tackle th eproblem as slug pellets were costing me a bomb!

Help with identification, this plant is ruining my summer!

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 09:43

Thanks  Dovefromabove it is not willowherb the leaves are bigger and the flowers are tight to top of plant

shade loving plants

Posted: 11/07/2012 at 22:11

thanks Rob the website is great lots of good hot colours for me

Help with identification, this plant is ruining my summer!

Posted: 10/07/2012 at 22:30

sorry dovefromabove it is not this one. the flowwers are growing tight to the top of the plant amongst the top leaves with look like balsam leaves.. goood try though. i will try to load a picture tomorrow

Help with identification, this plant is ruining my summer!

Posted: 10/07/2012 at 21:49

I have an unknown plants is my garden which look similar to himalayan balsam but the flowers are not on stalks like i see by my local river. The are small greenish pink close to the top of leaf stalk in clusters.. Any ideas???

shade loving plants

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 20:30

I am making new west facing border that gets very little sun due to high fence and our house. I want make a bright "hot colour" border with red, oranges, yellows etc. Also we get quite cold winters being up on a windy hill so the plants need to be hardy. Trees cant be more than 10ft high when mature.The soil is well draining I have dug it over and added horse manure and compost, Any ideas

Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 20:21

The euro football was on BBC and ITV at the same time the other night. I decided to sit in my garden in the rain. It was far lovelier getting wet than watching sport. Why cant they make football more interesting and put 2 balls on the pitch! With all this sport on this summer I will be outside. Maybe we should cancel our TV licences until GW is back on!!!

Lupins from seed

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 14:54

i find the best time to plant them is from now to end september so they are strong enough to flower next year. I planted seeds this february and have lovely young plants but they will not flower until next year. I keep summer/autumn planted seedlings in a cool greenhouse/ sheltered coldframe for the winter as they do not like frosts to much but they dont need a lot of heat over the winter either. good luck they are worth it.

Talkback: Robins in the garden

Posted: 25/05/2012 at 11:18

Is there any difference between male and female robins. We have 2 robins who seem to live quite happliy together in the garden but they are different sizes the more friendly one is very round and much bigger than the other. Their colouring is the same. I wondered whether they were mates or just different ages.

B&Q M.Purpose Compost Issues.

Posted: 25/05/2012 at 10:25

following on from my entry I have used the normal B&Q compost and the peat free version. Both were the 3 for £10 offer.. Both totally rubbish

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poorly nectarine tree

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any idea what it is

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shade loving plants

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