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can anyone tell me what this plant is?

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 12:56

I say Ligularia too. Looks like "The rocket" 


Posted: 23/07/2013 at 11:56

It is comfrey....The comfrey...Symphitum officinale. 

There are many varieties. Some with huge leaves that grow quite tall, some with white flowers, blue flowers, pink flowers, pink and blue flowers on same plant even purple ones. Comfrey comes in many guises.

Will check my customers patch on Wednesday Ragdoll and see whether any on there or if yours just have a special flavour lol.

black fly

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 11:47

You're welcome comp  You don't know until you know lol. I find it fascinating to watch the insects in the garden. How they all interact with each other and what eats what. Once watched a wasp and a honey bee having a fight. Sadly the wasp won by decapitaing the bee!   Have noticed that the ants don't have any affect on the ladybirds. They must have little suits of armour on as seem totally oblivious to any attack from ants.

Student needing feedback for class project! Please help! :D

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 11:27

Could it be designed with a stronger and higher stand? The stands that come with them really can't support the weight of them when full. So many have buckled and I've had to empty and start again. As to the height some of my more elderly customers have a real job bending down so if a table specially designed...say a semicircle or a half a semicircle (if you get what I mean) fit under a barrel could be made it would make life a hell of a lot easier for some. And yes! the colour horrendous plastic shiny green. Something more muted not shiny that could be camouflaged better would be great! 


Posted: 23/07/2013 at 11:18

Not tried it yet but check out the reviews on here. Seems water pressure can be an issue...

If you do get one let me know as it would be soooo useful for some of my more mature customers 

virginia creeper

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 11:10

 Never tried but probably not. It wants to be 50/60ft height and width don/t know if you could keep it to a 9ft wall. Go away on holiday for a couple of weeks and it will be rampaging over the next doors garden lol. The roots don't go that deep...a couple of foot maybe so pot wouldn't be a problem its just the size you want to keep it to. Do you want suggestions for anything else perhaps thats not so vigorous? 

My healthy looking potentilla fruiticosa

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 09:57

Hi Ellie. Sorry didn't notice your post yesterday.

Any chance of pics? Potentillas aren't that fussy about soil or position unless its in a pretty shaded area. Do you prune and if so when?


Posted: 23/07/2013 at 09:53

Morning everyone. So nice today. Temp in the low 20's and just heard the rumble of distant thunder getting closer. If it rains think I might go out and dance around in it lol 

Flowering black bamboo

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 09:50

LOL kef its not gonna suddenly go.

Waterbutts I think they sell at 3 yrs so you get the full seven. Someone said its all to do with the mother plant they are propagated from. All go at the same time. 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 08:58

   When you said everything in pots potty you really meant it didn't you!!!!

Amazing but how on earth do you find time to look after it all? Must be endless watering, topping, weeding, repotting...what about vine weevil? Any problem with those? How do you reach everything and what do you do when you just have to have another plant? There must be a limit as to how much you can fit in surely?! 

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