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03/06/2013 at 23:35

Can anyone help ID these please?

First off a very small (evergreen?) shrub with lovely tubular flowers

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd185/anotherspirit/IMG_1444.jpg

and then a plant someone gave me a while back - some kind of Euphorbia perhaps? 

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd185/anotherspirit/IMG_1447.jpg

It's looking a bit leggy... any pruning / TLC edvice other than just get it in the ground`?

03/06/2013 at 23:41

the first one is a weigela and yes,a euphorbia

03/06/2013 at 23:42

top one is a Weigela, the other is Euphorbia mellifera, which is a bit tender, depending where you live... if it survives the winter - it will benefit from mulching, and feeding - you will get bigger leaves and more luxuriant bushy growth...  do try give some winter protection though and a very sheltered spot...

03/06/2013 at 23:43

...nutcutlet.... I hope you bought lots of lovely plants on Sunday....

03/06/2013 at 23:54

Ah thank you both.

the Euphorbia has managed to survive 2 winters outside in that little pot! never been fed, mulched or protected...will probably die as soon as I plant it lol.

04/06/2013 at 11:25

Maybe leave it in the pot then?  We have several euphorbias in pots, which also get little if any attention, and they do fine - if it ain't broke don't fix it?

04/06/2013 at 12:58
Salino wrote (see)

...nutcutlet.... I hope you bought lots of lovely plants on Sunday....

I didn't salino. I had a good day out with a friend but didn't see much that appealed to me except a tulip like sculpture that twirled in the breeze and cost hundreds of pounds

My plant likes aren't very mainstream.

04/06/2013 at 13:34

..as long as you enjoyed the day...  I like also the rare plant fairs, but don't get to see enough of those...

04/06/2013 at 13:52

i don't know where you live Salino, I know it's not that far away. There's a rare plant fair at Swines meadow nursery at Market Deeping on 7th July.

04/06/2013 at 14:24

..thanks for letting me know Nutcutlet... I've been to Swines meadow before and bought a few things... spent ages looking around... bit wild that one... but lots of interest...

...fed up with this wind in Fenland... everywhere else nice and hot......

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