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Plant (weed) identification 2

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 18:50

Ah OK got that thanks.  Top one has pale yellow flowers. Probably should pull it out. 

Plant (weed) identification 2

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 16:41

Hi, i found this in a border, quite like it, but assume i should cut it before it seeds?


next one - i bought a boat load of nepeta to use as ground cover, its varegated.  This is happening to more than one plant, i think its a weed growing through the nepeta, not varegated, and with a small blue flower, but i cant make out where one thing ends and another begins, so im not sure. Maybe its part of the nepeta? 



Bellis pink daisy - confused

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 15:15

Does anyone know for definite? 

Bellis pink daisy - confused

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 15:00

Hi, got lots of bellis pink daisies and used them in pots.  I was just wondering wether to plant them out - will i get any next year?  The internet says they are annuals, biennials and perennials !  So i am no wiser.  They didnt come with a label, they are the common ones you see for sale - mixed white, light pink, dark pink, some daisy shaped, some doubles.  

What do you think?  Plant out or compost? 

Free fuchsias what to do now

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 15:34

Hi this has maybe been asked already but cant find it.  I got the free GW perennials this year and the free hardy fuschias.  He perennials hmmm not so good, but the fuschias all 9 plants very happy and flowering in pots.  Still small though. 

At this time do i pot on, or put out in the garden?   We have proper winters here.  I would like to keep them going if possible.  I have no greenhouse but could bring them inside if they wont survive the first year out.  

Small front bit taking up grass, planting conifers

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 17:57

I saw PHM rose at an open garden and it was stunning.  I wouldn't call it a huge space though, so maybe i should reconsider. 

Oh hebes are lovely! Didnt think of them actually.

soil slightly acid so i think Ok. I will look up your suggestions Verdun, thanks.  It is pretty windy everywhere in my garden, so maybe a bit challenging. I wouldnt go for the narrow column ones. 

Small front bit taking up grass, planting conifers

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 17:45

I have a bit of garden by the front gate, south east facing, wall behind it, but quite exposed to west wind, currently poor quality grass.  

I am planning to take out the grass, plant conifers in a layered fashion, different colours and shapes, and i am sold on a climbing rose for the wall behind, Pauls Himalayan Musk.  All with bark chips or gravel so low maintenance (is there such a thing?)

First - should kill off the grass now, or do i have to dig out dead grass same as live, so might as well just dig? should i leave the grass and dig a circle for the plants?  am quite lazy, so advice here would be good! 

Conifers,should i just get what looks good in the shop?  I did see a lovely looking one called japanese umbrella pine, but kind of expensive!  I dont have much idea about conifers, but i think they would be just right for that area. 



Hosta care

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 16:26

Ok.  They are in quite a dry area and have done well then considering.  I dont get much bother from slugs.   

Hosta care

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 16:09

Pics here, sorry for the delay. I have added the 3rd pic, this one still quite small but shows the yellowness more.   Ignore the bare soil and weeds (most of my garden is like that!)







Hosta care

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 15:05

Hi, i bought a number of hostas last year.  Not sure what types, some dark green, some dark with a white edge and some more strongly variegated.   They have done well, grown big and flowered.  Now some of them look kind of sickly yellowish.  Should i apply a feed or is this normal ie  its just the end of hosta season?  Is it a good idea to divide them now Or maybe too young to divide?

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