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Posted: 20/04/2017 at 13:56

The first 2 need very little doing. You can if you have the patience go over them and remove the finished flowers. I never do. If happy they my well seed around for you. If the clumps get too big then it is easy to pull out the offending bits.

The Saxony ones need the same sort of treatment too. Just go over them with a pair of scissors and cut off the dead flowers. Or not, if you are time pressed.

These are so called Mossy Saxifrages by the way,

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Posted: 20/04/2017 at 11:46

That depends on which Saxifrages you have planted. There are different types and each requires a different method of growing.

Can you remember the names and add them to this question?

Moving hellebores

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 08:50

Don't forget that you may not take plants out of the garden without informing the purchaser before hand that they are excluded from the sale. If you can then do it now, but water well first and take as big a root ball and soil as possible. Keep the pots cool and well watered.

Plant ID

Posted: 19/04/2017 at 20:52

Iberis sempervirens.

Lily beetles again -sorry!

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 15:31

Cannot find anything on the dilution rate for Sunflower oil. but one person posted that they used 1 cup of oil plus 1/4 cup of liquid soap in a sprayer and top up with warm water. Shaken not stirred! No mention of the size of sprayer though.

Please help identify this self seeded plant

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 15:22

I would remove it myself. They can be pruned as hard as you like, but it is not a particularly pretty shrub and there are plenty of them in the hedgerows already so not even rare.

Anyone know what disease this is?

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 20:45

That looks like a very very bad infestation of scale insects. If the trees are yours then you need to get them sprayed as soon as possible with a soap based insecticide.

A couple of plant ID's, please.

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 16:19

Is the first one Hesperis matrionalis alba?

A couple of plant ID's, please.

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 14:09

Rhodiola is what I was brain searching for. Rose root is its common name.

A couple of plant ID's, please.

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 12:34

Succulent one is Sedum, will come up with the name when my brain kicks in.

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