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trachelospermum

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 23:03

I adore mine.   It's just losing it's old leaves now, fresh glossy ones coming on, along with the flowers.   Smells divine and the bees like it.

Mine is about 6 years old and roughly 7' x 5'.   It's in a tiny pot - stupidly I didn't think about the longer term.   But I feed it frequently and water well.   When I move I shall repot it or plant in the ground.

Much prefer it to standard jasmines.

 

 

The Curse of the Rampant Weed.

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 18:46

Sadly it's horsetail.   Lots of threads on here about it.   

It's one of the oldest plants on the planet so I find it fascinating, but it is a proper bugger.

Pale yellow or lemon plants

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 09:21

Phlomis?   Have to keep and eye on it spreading too much though.

Best place to buy Dahlias online?

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 10:12

http://www.national-dahlia-collection.co.uk/en/ but the order book is closed for this year. 

Sarah Raven is good - decent sized tubers.

there are a couple of specialist nurseries too but I can't find the links at the moment.   Will post when I do.

Growing from seed is easy, but it's really hard to get hold of named varieties.

 

Plant ID

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 19:18

The first is a fritillary, one of my faves, I just leave them be, allow them to self seed and soon you'll have a colony.   Do watch out for lily beetles though, mine have been decimated this year as I was away for a week - subsequently squished more than 20!

Can't help on 2 as eyes not good enough.

 

3 might be aramis but really not sure.

 

Identification required please

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 21:24
nutcutlet wrote (see)

The leaves look a bit wide and light coloured to me Auntiemaud.

 

didn't realise I could click and enlarge pictures  - Yes, you are correct Nutcutlet.    Mine are very vigorous but on seeing the pics up close I don't think that's what they are.   Apologies for getting it wrong.

 

Identification required please

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 18:36

Could the second be three cornered leek?  We are over run with it here but it does make good eating - check if broken leaves smell garlicky.  

Agree re comfrey.

what are most fragrant jasmine plant

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 18:31

Whilst T Jasminoidies is not supposed to be hardy here, mine has been in a pot against a south facing wall for 6 years and is doing splendidly.   For me it's fragrance is better than J officianle.   I'm in Kent, so south but prone to very cold temps including -17 a couple of years ago.  They can be expensive so might be worth getting a smaller and thus cheaper one.  Mine was less than a foot tall when purchased and now covers an area roughly 6' x 6'.

 

 

Help with identifying plant by smell.

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 19:19

Artjak, the scent is clean and fresh, but really lovely.   I have no idea about 1958 but in terms of size, mine are in pots and grow no more than 4' high.

Try one anyway. they are delightful plants.

Help with identifying plant by smell.

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 18:48

artjack, check out Romneya.   

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