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13/05/2014 at 16:39

any idea what any of these are?


13/05/2014 at 16:42

Choisya, cotoneaster, aquelia (maybe), a wild buddleija...not sure what that thing middle back is..

13/05/2014 at 16:46

Middle thing at the back is a Euphorbia (caper spurge)  watch the milky sap doesn't get on your skin. 

13/05/2014 at 16:49

In addition to daisy's collection I can see a Lonicera nitida probably ' Baggeson's Gold', Euphorbia lathyris, a cornus coming in from the left and a bramble.

Weeding tomorrow please, the bramble and all that grass 

13/05/2014 at 18:44

when i took over it, it was fall of grass and weeds and all sorts so i cleared it and know these plants have appeared.

I did plant some lavender seeds there back in april, so left it till i knew. 

I also put some sunflower seeds in but i dont think i have had much luck with them.


This is my 1st year a have a garden. I live in a ground floor flat so only have small borders. Unfortunately the council have yet to cut the grass.


Any advice to make this area better apart from weeding. How can i identify bramble/weeds?



13/05/2014 at 18:52

Michuk.........I've a feeling your Lavendar seeds won't be too successful just sowing in that border.  Far better to see if a kind neighbour has one and will take cuttings for you.

You don't say what aspect the border is so a bit difficult to recommend plant ideas.  Also what sort of thing do you like ?

I wouldn't worry about identifying a bramble..........basically if it grows at a tremendous rate and has thorns, it's probably a bramble  Other weeds are more difficult to identify unless you know what you are looking at.

13/05/2014 at 18:54

what is this one?


13/05/2014 at 18:57

its a south facing garden.


I like plants with lots of flowers, which will give colour most of the year.

13/05/2014 at 18:58

That's the Choisya.  Judging from the colour, possibly Choisya ternata 'Sundance'.

13/05/2014 at 18:59

That one is a choisya

13/05/2014 at 19:01

I just typed screeds and it all disappeared somewhere.

I would just keep the shrubs and weed all else. Then introduce plants rather than seeds unless they're cheap and cheerful annuals. Perennial seeds are too slow to compete with weeds in the garden.


13/05/2014 at 19:03

The one at the back with pointy horizontal leaves is a euphorbia. Watch that one they leak a white sap when you damage them (easy) and it burns your skin

13/05/2014 at 19:04

The one in front of the euphorbia with the greyish leaves is a buddleia, good for bees and butterflies

13/05/2014 at 19:06

would Dahlia bulbs work?

13/05/2014 at 19:09

Even there I might wait and buy one that's growing in a pot.

13/05/2014 at 19:14

For quick, bright colour, you could plant some Nasturtium seeds. There are some very colourful mixtures in the shops (Lidl has very cheap seeds), the earth is warm enough for them to germinate quite fast now.

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