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31/03/2014 at 20:03

There's a few, one is a bush which I can sort of excuse not knowing, the others are plants we've bought, but have had no labels in, (from ASDA) so I don't even know whether they are suitable to be outside or not!

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 Pink flowers to the right in the green pot, Primrose?

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 Very small with rubbery leaves.

 

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 Some sort of heather?

 

Sorry the photos aren't great!

31/03/2014 at 20:06

The yellow flowers at the top are forsythia.

31/03/2014 at 20:07

Yellow flowering shrub - forsythia

Second plant with pink flowers - not sure but possibly a type of Kalanchoe - not hardy. 

Pink flower to the right - definitely not primrose but it's name's gone right out of my head (blame the hectic weekend I've just had) someone else will remember. 

Small with rubber leaves - another Kalanchoe - not hardy

Last one - yes, a heather 

 

 

31/03/2014 at 20:51

I think the one in the green pot is Primula Obconica

31/03/2014 at 20:53
31/03/2014 at 20:56

I thought the one in the green pot was an exotic type of primula, I've seen it in the supermarket in the indoor plant section.

31/03/2014 at 21:03
Thank you guys. So do I need to bring in the Kalanchoe and the primula? I wasn't far off with primrose
31/03/2014 at 21:06

Yes take them indoors, they're usually grown as houseplants 

01/04/2014 at 14:35

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/primula-obconica-care-63225.html

 

I did find this on the primula, it says it's possible to keep it outdoors? There is a lot of warm sun during the day, and in bad weather I would happily bring it indoors and keep it on the windowsill.

01/04/2014 at 14:43

It'll be ok outside if there's no frost - but the info you have linked to is for the US and the hardiness zones 6-9 given there are the southern states, Florida and California - not sure where in the UK you are, but I'll bet it can get cooler than in Florida 

Info for the UK given here http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=3867 

01/04/2014 at 14:53

thanks Dove, you'd think I'd have realised that... Sometimes I surprise myself with my ditsiness... I think I'll try it outside on the patio, and if I see it struggling I'll bring it in. It wasn't an expensive plant anyway!

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