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Latest posts by yarrow2

Plant I.D.

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 06:55

One of the Passion Flowers?

Cocoa Shell Mulch

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 21:45

I only picked up on this from one of those Facebook round robin things about animals dying after eating them.  It may be something which has come up before or it may turn out there is more to it.  You never know with Facebook things.  Interesting and worrying though.

Aquilegia photo album

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 21:43

Rhod your first it Nora Barlow?

They are all so lovely.

Artjak...the blue one came in a mixed pack from B&Q (are we allowed to say that?) of McKanna Hybrids I think.

Can You Identify These?

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 21:39

Is it Arabis blepharophylla? 

Aquilegia photo album

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 16:22

 This one is a stray seed from garden next door.  It's so delicate and translucent in dappled shade.  Don't know what it is though.


Posted: 11/05/2014 at 09:20

Thanks for the reply Dove.  I think I really ought to re-site them into the shade.  I'm having a scatter-brained garden experience this Spring.  Lack of energy so far.


Confused with Coleus

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 09:18

Bought some plugs of Coleus and am now wondering if it was wise here in Scotland. People give me mixed information on Coleus.  Only put it in the house, yes you can put it outside but be careful with them.  I'm not sure what to do with them.  Any advice?  I have six very small plants and have temporarily put them in tubs outside with other things intending to move them when they grow a bit - but to where that is the question? 


Posted: 11/05/2014 at 09:08


Bought a couple of these which were only labelled 'outside fern'.  Have temporarily potted them in large tubs (in full sun - oops! - but we don't get that much sun) but wondering what they are and where they really should be sited.  Sorry pic a bit dark and dull.


Can anyone identify a seedling?

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 23:44

Hurrah!  An identification thanks everyone and Flora rosa.  Now I know exactly where it's coming door who have a sickly sycamore.  I'd better dig them up as they are all over the place.  Thank you.


Posted: 10/05/2014 at 23:29

First year I gardened, complete novice, spellbound with growing seedlings and obsessed with trying to do everything 'right' as per book after book, I made an idiot of myself trying to scare off neighbourhood cats.  Family member has serious illness where infection could be very bad I used to try everything to stop them doing their business all over the place, pottering around with latex gloves on and going demented when they sprayed on my 'best' plant successes. I didn't want the cats to get ill so I didn't use plant sprays, slug pellets and had to pull up some ornamental grasses when a neighbour's cat kept sucking and chewing the leaves and being sick all over the place and the neighbour complained.  So I dug them all up and burned them.  Two took to leaping over the fence and landing on my little plastic greenhouses so I had to replace the covers.  They leapt over the fence and landed on my pieris 'Forest Flame', both of them, but I managed to bind the stems and they amazingly grew on well.  My Lawson's Cypress all went brown at the bottom and I finally noticed the cats spraying them.   I had plastic bottles with water, I had to put sticks all over the seed beds to try and put them off walking all over and burying their poo.(They do it so neatly).  I put netting over things, put trellis up to stop them coming through the old iron fencing.  I loved watching their antics though but was fed up with them at the same time.  2nd year I chilled out a bit but was miffed when having added a bird pole and managed to attract birds for the first time which was so lovely to watch with a coffee on an early morning...but then the cats came.  I spent a couple of months feeding and watching over a young magpie which a cat attacked and tore it's eye etc.  It died at the end of that summer as it could no longer fly properly.  I then decided that nature is as nature is and didn't bother to fuss about them anymore.  The only thing which made me cringe a little was seeing other neighbours making their gardens lovely but ushering their cats towards other people's gardens so as not to mess up their own.

You have to laugh really.  There is a law unto cats who can be fascinating, cute and curious...but sometimes...!!!!

Discussions started by yarrow2

Identification needed

Is this an ornamental broom? 
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Roses in pots

Type of compost to use 
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What have I bought? 
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Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 20:50

ID for this one

Grey foliage - maybe a herb? 
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Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 07:42

Lackluster lavender

in pots 
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Last Post: 06/07/2014 at 12:15

Geum rivale

No flowers this year 
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Last Post: 24/06/2014 at 00:21

White Hydrangea macroph.

The Blob 
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Last Post: 25/06/2014 at 13:01

Kilmarnock Willow

Yellow/orange damage 
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Last Post: 25/06/2014 at 09:06

Briza media

shredded pendants - beasties? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2014 at 09:02

Is this a fuchsia...or

some kind of indoor plant? 
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Last Post: 24/06/2014 at 01:16

Seedlings ID

Annual of some kind? 
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Last Post: 24/06/2014 at 00:33

What to do?

New Morello Cherry tree 
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Last Post: 23/06/2014 at 06:30


Grandeur Odorata Apple 
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Last Post: 21/06/2014 at 07:27

ID please?

White Lily? 
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Last Post: 20/06/2014 at 14:39

Daily Telegraph Article

Ellen Willmott 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 07:53
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