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Hedging help please!!

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 17:44

Have a look at Lonicera nitida, comes in green and yellow variegated forms. Easy to keep to a reasonable height.

Camellia - seed pods

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 16:19

Watch out for molluscs. The seedlings which I got this year were destroyed in one night of mollusc mayhem. My fault I should have found somewhere safe from predators..

Confused by cyclamen

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 11:52

The ones sold by Homebase et all are versions of C. persicum and they are only hardy down to about -2c.. And then only in well drained soil.

There is a hardeir C. persicum from the Golan Heights in Lebanon, but it is not that easy to come by.

Allium Cernum

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 20:49

And if you are like me, then you will have millions of them all around! They seed if you do not get around to dead heading them.

Transplanting Leeks

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 14:39

And the grit inside the leeks is easy enough to remove when preparing for cooking. Slice off the unwanted green tops and the roots and stand the usable bits upside down in water, the grit soon drops out.

Another Plant ID please.

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 17:47

The pink flower belongs to Himalayan Balsam. A rather invasive annual.

ID please

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 17:43

Changed my mind, it is a Chelone. Senior moment, as I was looking at Phyostegia in the garden just before I came on.

ID please

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 16:18

2nd is Physostegia virginiana, the Obedient plant, because the flowers stay where you move them to on the stem.

Cannot help on the first, don't do indoor plants.

 

Damsons?

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 13:51

They are either Bullace (wild plums) or as you think Damsons. Some of the Bullace are nice enough to eat, bit others are incredibly sour. Damsons are tart. No fruit I can think of in Britain matches your description which is   toxic.

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Leaf Question

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 21:21

There have been a lot of shrubs with chlorotic leaves like this, this year. We have had in on Honeysuckles, Viburnum, Roses and different types of Budlejas too. We think it was as a result of the very changeable temperatures and varying amounts of rain in early Spring. Many of our shrubs have now got proper green leaves and many of the yellow ones have fallen over the Summer.

I think with a little luck, they will all recover next year.

Discussions started by Berghill

Iris sibirica

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Fascinating discovery

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How very frustrating.......

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More work!

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Silly question of the day!

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Ptilostemon afer

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Bearded Iris

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Bloooo...badger

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Nectaroscordum siculum

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Chlorotic leaves

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Camassia changing colour

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Health and Safety

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Posting removal

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Garden Pictures 2015

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Early Spring

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