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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?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/59923.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

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? 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/59925.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

 

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!)

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57091.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57092.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57093.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

 

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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