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Beetle ID please

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 23:44

That's one of the creepiest I've ever seen.  Can't wait to find out what it's called.


What to do?

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 09:18

I have a small garden and have been gifted a bare root Morello cherry tree.  I'm not sure what to do with it and have done a web search I'm still confused about how to grow it, how big it is likely to get and how much influence I could have on how to control it so that it doesn't get too big - if this is possible.

I've looked on the net and they seem to get way too big for me to plant in my small garden.

Has anyone planted one from scratch in a small garden who could give me any advice.  I don't understand the 'bush maiden' and 'standard' descriptions as described on the net.

As it was a gift I must find the most suitable way to plant it in a sensible place and I'm just not sure about it.  If anyone has experience of these I would love any advice available.

Many thanks everyone.

californian poppy spotting

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 00:10

 Hi Bluebaron.  These are my Californian poppies rescued from collapsing greenhouse.  I sowed them very late into pots instead of the ground so these are about 4 weeks.  I'm assuming yours should look like these.

My proposed book

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 07:30

Ha ha Mike.  Anything of mine would have to come under the 'Mistakes to avoid at all costs...' section!



Posted: 21/06/2014 at 07:27

Done it myself several times also Supernoodle so I'm a muppet too! 

Spetchley Park Gardens

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 23:59

Great account of your visit and love the photos, especially the roses.  I especially like the look of the first rose pic with all those buds.   I wonder which rose it is.  The lilac one is stunning too.  Great pics.  Thanks for sharing.


Posted: 20/06/2014 at 23:50


Hi everybody.  Does anyone know this plant?  I loved the look of them and bought a couple.  I've yet to re-pot them from the shop pots - and will be keeping them in pots. The 'odorata' is fantastic - very sharp and fresh.  More citrus though than apple but absolutely lovely.

I did a net search to check up on growing conditions and care but couldn't find anything much in English.  The label is Dutch.

Any info. would be much appreciated folks.

Thank you.


ID please?

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 23:24


Hi everyone - anyone put a name to this?

Daily Telegraph Article

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 07:50

Lovely article in the Daily Telegraphy by Sandra Lawrence entitled:  "Warley Place Garden: Edwardian ghosts in a lost paradise".

I used to have some 'Miss Willmott' plants and never pursued learning who Miss Willmott was. 

Fascinating read.

Has anyone ever visited Warley Place?

Isn't this lovely

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 19:41

That is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen.  Is it 'Sweetness'?


Discussions started by yarrow2


What have I bought? 
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ID for this one

Grey foliage - maybe a herb? 
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Lackluster lavender

in pots 
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Geum rivale

No flowers this year 
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White Hydrangea macroph.

The Blob 
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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

White Pelargoniums in pot

Green veins on flowers 
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Last Post: 08/06/2014 at 21:54

Plant ID and bug info

Free plant ID and Green Shield Bug on peony 
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