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Help to identify plant

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 16:30
  • Temperature: Cool temperatures of 55 - 65°F (13 - 18°C) are best suited.

  • Light: Like many other flowering plants this species enjoys plenty of light, without direct sunlight. It can be tricky to get the right light without the temperature being too high.

  • Water: During the flowering season keep the soil moist at all times. Not enough water and the plant will begin to wilt.

  • Soil: A peat based potting mix is suggested.

  • Fertilizer: You will only need to feed these once before flowering and then once while in bloom. Use a diluted balanced liquid fertilizer half the advised strength stated on the label.

  • Air Humidity: If humidity levels within a room are low increase by placing the plant on a pebble humidity tray, and you can mist the leaves occasionally.

Warning! When pruning or handling this plant use gloves to prevent skin irritation.

Lobelia/Pratia pedunculata or Blue Star Creeper

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 20:42

Spent years trying to get this weed out of a lawn. It had spread from the rock garden and much preferred the grass to the rocks. All right the grass looked quite pretty with blue star flowers in it, but it did take over the lawn in the end.

Mystery allotment plant

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 17:35

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ID please

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 10:27

Could be one of the Pittosporums?

Help: himalayan firetail

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 10:26

There is a Persicaria 'Firetal' Is that what is meant?

Regular contributers.

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 17:35

Sorted, Edd.

Regular contributers.

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 13:44

Well, I have just added a marker for where I am, no trouble.

Clementis Pruning

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 14:07

If it flowers at that time with yellow flowers then it is likely to be C. tangutica or one of its forms, like C. Bill McKenzie. There are a fair number of named ones. However all of them are pruned the same way. They are in Group 3 for pruning, if you want to check it out. Otherwise start at the base of the stems and look for the first pair of healthy buds and cut off everything above them. Brutal, but it flowers on new wood and you are encouraging it to produce new growth. We do ours starting about now when the buds are easy to see developing.

Snowdrop question

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 08:55

Actually, if they are freshly dug up bulbs then current thinking is that this is the best time to move and replant. Don't leave  it too long though, as Nut says, they really resent being dried out.

Can anyone identify this weed?

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 17:42

Try putting Glyphosate on it for 6 years and waiting to see if it re-grows in Spring. That's what I have been doing with one patch.

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