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Posted: 28/05/2014 at 21:49


Great Hostas in all the photos.  Hostafan - you are really in hosta heaven there.  It's fabulous.  I have a couple including the one in this photo which is in the shade, but I don't know what it's called.  When I bought it a few years ago it was only labelled 'Hosta'!  Do you know which it is?   Many thanks.


What's this??

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 21:35

Looks a really healthy geranium you have Daniel and as said above, a good one for a division or two I think.

Sara I love your phygelius.  It's gorgeous.  I have a red one called 'Scarlet' something but it doesn't do too well in my garden and has never grown more than a couple of new stems.  Do you do anything special with it...and great that you get it to reflower?

photo's part 2

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 09:01

Wow!  Beautiful irises.  I love the chocolate coloured one - I couldn't think of an appropriate word to describe the colour.  What is it?  It's lovely.

Horsehair worm

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 16:15


This was moving about in between bricks which form a tiny flower bed next to my water feature thing.

Is it a horsehair worm?  Is it a good thing to have about?

Plant ID please

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 09:00

Wow!  What a beautiful shape and so healthy looking.  Envious of that.

Can anyone identify this weed please - it's taking over!!!

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 08:52

It's a surprisingly tidy uniform arrangement for willow herb!

Chelsea photos

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 08:36

Fabulous photos.  Help for Heroes does it for me in these photos.  Great to see some of the pavilion content.

What is this??

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 09:03

Black Barlow

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 08:20

Our slugs were very choosy.  I had bought very cheap Tennants Lager - (and I'm pretty much teetotal so wasn't drinking it) - they weren't interested.  My BIG success came with the more price Stella Artois.  Five minutes after that was placed in several little old microwave plastic containers in the ground - the slugs were all over it.  Stronger smelling stuff I felt did the trick.  They just couldn't stay away.  But the Stella was pricey.

Roots everywhere

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 08:17

Dogbowl - (I feel bad calling you that!!! by the way) :  I had the same scenario a few years ago when I completely dug over a totally neglected garden.  Everything had to come up, even the small lawn.

I had the same issue with lengths of root from half an inch to an inch thick under everything.  Spaghetti junction!  Nearly killed myself chopping them with a spade, cutting with secateurs and loppers.  They were about 12ft long in places.  I was told it was bindweed but there was no bindweed to be seen anywhere.  But, looking at photos on the net, it certainly looked like bindweed.  The only other conclusion I came to was that it was the end of the (!) root system of an enormous gum tree in the garden next door.

I'm afraid I had to do it all by hand.  Took 4 days.

Yours may be something completely different but I sympathise.  It was hell!

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ID for this one

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Is this a fuchsia...or

some kind of indoor plant? 
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Seedlings ID

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What to do?

New Morello Cherry tree 
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Grandeur Odorata Apple 
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ID please?

White Lily? 
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Ellen Willmott 
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White Pelargoniums in pot

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Plant ID and bug info

Free plant ID and Green Shield Bug on peony 
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