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Help with plant identification

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 13:17

When did you take the picture?

If it is flowering now, then it is awfully early for a Hydrangea. In that case I would say it was a Viburnum.

Plant ID

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 17:44

Phlox subulata/douglasii  flower now too. Close up of the flowers etc. would help no end.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 20:33

Thank-you! I wondered who was walking round with me. Trouble is that people can get lost in there and never be seen again.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 17:10

So here we are at the beginning of May. Another wander round the old homestead'

http://s703.photobucket.com/user/Owdboggy/slideshow/May%201st%202015

How much stone to remove.

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 08:44

I leave the small stones, but the broken glass, pottery, old batteries and scrap metal gets removed. For once I agree with Mr. Allen. In normal conditions every stone is a little water reservoir. The soil under a stone stays cooler and wetter and the stone itself has a film of water on its surface. Besides who has the time to be so tidy?

Dying hydrangeas

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 17:49

As to the one planted last year, don't forget that they are deciduous plants. It is natural for them to look like dead twigs over winter.

Help Identifying Please...

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 12:33

Linaria purpurea comes to mind.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 17:51

Had a nice surprise today, was offered this aerial shot of the garden. Our property is the one on the right hand side of the image. And as, the Boss says, no washing out for once.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/74168.jpg?width=411&height=350&mode=max

 

Clematis Montana Wilt

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 08:47

Molluscs do tend to rasp away at the stems and can devastate even an established Clematis. One of ours was damaged by the cat using it as a claw sharpening post.

One thing though is that it definitely is NOT Honey fungus. The yellow stuff is the sap from the Clematis itself. You would see a lot of other problems if it was Honey fungus.

 

Clematis Montana Wilt

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 16:01

Sounds more like mechanical damage than anything else. Something has damaged the stem at the base, either molluscs, or lawn mower or some such thing. The stem then leaks sap and dies back to the point of damage. They usually shoot from below the damage if they were planted deeply enough in the first place. Takes a while to get back to full size though.

Discussions started by Berghill

Fascinating discovery

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Last Post: 08/12/2015 at 18:19

How very frustrating.......

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Last Post: 12/12/2015 at 12:53

More work!

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Last Post: 02/11/2015 at 09:14

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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Last Post: 12/04/2015 at 17:05

Posting removal

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Last Post: 19/03/2015 at 10:27

Garden Pictures 2015

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Early Spring

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First Hellebore!

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