Victoria Sponge

Latest posts by Victoria Sponge

1 to 10 of 1,927

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 20:24

From a plug last year? it Lemon Queen?

I have angustifolius but can't really see it where it is as it's surrounded by big plants


Posted: Yesterday at 20:16

I moved one from a west to east facing position this year. I had it in a big pot but someone had neglected to water it () and then the thrips or capsid bugs got it and it looked awful.

Massively picked up since and got some new growth. I watered it a fair bit when I moved it as its not a small plant.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 19:39

Great pics as always Perki

Tried to enlarge the helianthus - it looks like it is covered in bees? iPad wouldn't let me, keeps reloading the page.

Very impressive eupatorium and love the mix on the last pic too

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: Yesterday at 19:17

 Nobody has gardened for nearly a fortnight! I'm telling GW...

Chopped clem Montana off my arbour seat today, well left a thatch on the roof I couldn't makes  it too dark and dank for a seating area so going to move it somewhere it can go nuts. Maybe the middle of the hedge.

Also had to cut some of my rose Veilchenblau down, that was my own stupid fault too, it had grown under the trellis and was pulling it off the fence.

Made a long list of plants I want for next year. Got my first lot of bulbs through yesterday and all, haven't planted them yet though, I like to wait until I'm completely overwhelmed with hundreds of bulbs so it's a proper chore

Hope everyone had a fun weekend

Last edited: 25 September 2016 19:19:57

How ruthless???

Posted: Yesterday at 18:41

Yes, already started on a few things and got a ripping list penned

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 20:05

Hi Nanny Beach, I hurt it when running, it keeps reoccurring, may be tendons on top of the overuse injury anyway...

Thanks for asking, it's very kind of you

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 19:55

Had a fun weekend, got a poorly foot so decided to just hang out in the garden for recooperation purposes.๐Ÿค•

Moved more plants about, things that aren't in the right place and some new designs

Cleared an area for a new nettle patch (old one has become unmanageable) planted all the coltsfoots I could find in too, see if they can live in harmony

Directly and pot sowed some seeds, also ordered another batch and made my first two bulb orders of the season๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ˜‘ 

Plant ID x2

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 12:54

I'm not familiar with gaillardia but would also have said helenium for #1

Is it just me?

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 18:28

Is that one big border? Are those all new plants? How exciting

I have only multiple drawings of varying quality and 700 lists. I've started dating them so I know which is the latest and best idea

Tools keep breaking

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 17:57

Hi Fishy

After this thread I bought the following:

I don't know if these count as cheap, I assume mid-range...

I have bent the bulldog trowel but it is useable for soft stuff. The Wolf Garten is my trowel of choice, it's fab The Fiskars is fine but it is weird. I'd forgotten about the Spear and Jackson and just went to retrieve it out the border. It's fine but not my favourite.

I also splashed out on an all-steel fork with no regrets. It's heavy but you can move all sorts. I moved an apple tree of 5-6', levered up slabs and no end of stuff. 

I think garden tools should be built to cope with things you might find in a garden. I don't know if I mentioned this already in the thread but I bent a tine (?) on a previous fork digging up a lupin. It happened to hit a piece of brick. Some gardens are full of debris, even now my garden is completely planted I will occasionally hit a buried chunk of concrete/abandoned diy mess.

1 to 10 of 1,927

Discussions started by Victoria Sponge

Pears, picking

Tree looks overladen ๐Ÿค” 
Replies: 11    Views: 257
Last Post: 11/09/2016 at 16:19

Which Hydrangea?

Wondering whether to invest in a couple๐Ÿค” 
Replies: 21    Views: 1242
Last Post: 19/03/2016 at 21:19

Sarcoccoa confusa

Repairing a rescue plant (or not) 
Replies: 23    Views: 1232
Last Post: 04/11/2015 at 12:28

Plant ID please

Self seeded yellow thing 
Replies: 9    Views: 795
Last Post: 13/10/2015 at 11:28

Insect activity around a chimney pot

Who are they and what might they be doing? 
Replies: 15    Views: 780
Last Post: 09/08/2015 at 11:46

Do frogs or toads make sounds in the UK?

Frog like noise near pond today 
Replies: 14    Views: 1373
Last Post: 13/07/2015 at 10:43

Moving a log pile

Should I? 
Replies: 8    Views: 878
Last Post: 21/07/2015 at 12:37

Weird plant

Or weird growing regular plant? 
Replies: 7    Views: 659
Last Post: 29/06/2015 at 18:32

Buying an evergreen statement tree

Any recommendations or advice? ๐ŸŒฒ 
Replies: 7    Views: 892
Last Post: 23/06/2015 at 13:04

Stachys byzantina

Which one? 
Replies: 8    Views: 583
Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 15:24

Another ID please

Boring seedling or funky weed? ๐ŸŒฟ 
Replies: 10    Views: 782
Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 12:10

ID please

Replies: 13    Views: 1239
Last Post: 10/05/2016 at 09:45

Curious bulbous thing

Anyone recognise it? 
Replies: 19    Views: 1242
Last Post: 15/02/2015 at 19:17

Pruning Lavatera and Digitalis Ferruginea

Advice please 
Replies: 5    Views: 2895
Last Post: 15/02/2015 at 18:55


Recommendations and colour advice please 
Replies: 11    Views: 1136
Last Post: 01/02/2015 at 21:44
1 to 15 of 58 threads