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Unknown plant help

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 10:31

Unfortunately half my garden is in shade from about midday onwards thanks to my neighbour's massive sycamore tree. So perhaps I'll leave things as they are and find a sunny spot for the rose. Thanks for all the advice guys.

Unknown plant help

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 13:18

Thanks ever so much Mo and Dove. Stinking Iris eh? What a charmer. It doesn't seem to do much apart from sit there, and as I've been given a rose (scarlet queen Elizabeth) as a present I may replace it with that. At least that should smell better.

Unknown plant help

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 12:46

 Hi everybody. Could anybody help in identifying this grass-like plant from the photo. Sorry it's sideways (not sure what to do about that). The tea mug is there just for a size comparison. Many thanks in advance.

Advice please

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 08:55

Thanks everybody. I'll certainly try the strawberries in the growbags. 

Advice please

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 10:50

Thanks for that Fidgitbones. I presume I should plant them in the Spring.

Advice please

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 10:46

Hi everybody. I've just inherited my first greenhouse from the lady next door. It's 8ft by 5ft and is sitting on the patio so all planting must be done in pots. I really would like to grow some fruit, but I'm not sure what's possible in an unheated greenhouse. Any advice regarding what fruit, when to plant etc would be most appreciated. 

Thanks to all in advance.

Large Bergenia

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 07:33

Many thanks for the advice everybody. I'd better get on with it then. If only it would stop raining.

Large Bergenia

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 12:10

Hi Everybody.  I have inherited a large (about 6ft x 4ft) Bergenia, and although the leaves look healthy and fat, it didn't flower much in the Spring. A friend suggested that I divide it. My question is; Should I do it now, and if yes, how do I do it? The plant is in a very shady area and the soil is very heavy clay.

Many thanks.

Lilies and little red spiders

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 13:04

Hi Simon. My lillies were devastated last year by Lilly beetle. This year I tried Provado Ultimate Bug Killer. Once a week, in the evening (to avoid sunburn). It seems to have worked. Good luck.


Posted: 01/08/2013 at 12:56

I trained my bindweed up some canes and then smeared a rubber glove with the roundup gel and put it all over  the plant. Had to do it a couple of times but it did work. 

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Unknown plant help

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Advice please

My first greenhouse 
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Large Bergenia

When and how to divide 
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Hydranger leaf spot

Spots on new Hydranger 
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Viburnam beetle

Any alternatives? 
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