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What plant?

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 16:58

2 and 2a Ribes, Flowering  Currants as siad.

4 Viburnum davidii

1 could be a Lonicera nitida.

Do wish the site would allow the pictures to display larger.

California Blue Bells

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 15:49

I have to say that I have never heard of Brodiaea being referred to as California Blue Bells. That name has always been applied to Phacelia.

Very strange.

 Broadiaea laxa is now Triteliaea laxa and the usual version is properly T.l. Koningin Fabiola. Not that the name matters. They are very easy to grow and if they like your garden then they will clump up nicely and if allowed will sefl seed around. AND, if you are really lucky you will get some variation in colour over time. Full sun, well drained reasonbly good soil is what they like.

Woodlice

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 10:31

Leave them alone. They are one of the primary movers in the compost world. They eat decayed or decaying matter and help break it down into the nice crumbly stuff that we like to spread on our soil. Their teeth are not strong enough to eat anything but very soft green material or as said, half decayed stuff. They love dark damp places. Only time they might be a nuisance is if you have lots of them where there is not enough food and they then attack seedlings.

If you have them where you do not want them then the answer is to clear out any rubbish plant material and let in the light. Talcum powder will stop them as they find it difficult to cross it.

Finally if you really have huge numbers then, fried in butter they are supposed to taste like shrimps.

Purple climber ID please

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 20:50

Now that is exquisite. Does it produce  runners which root as they go, like the red version?

Overgrown rockery

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 20:48

Roundup painted on the leaves of the plants you do not want is the only way to remove the plants you mention. Sad though.

Plant id

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 20:47

Smilacina racemosa is exactly what it is, Ta. Knew as soon as Figrat said Solomon's seal that it was the False version of it. I have a fair collection of Polgonatums, the true Solomons Seal.

Oh how I wish we cold grow Halesia, the Snowdrop Tree, but sadly it needs boogy conditions and a warm sheltered site.

Plant id

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 18:09

Age moment here. I should know this, but for the life of me the name will not come.

TIA

http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/Owdboggy/May%202013%20Garden/MayGarden2013042.jpg

Photo size

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 15:47

Sadly I do not have that excuse for not knowing what the Narcissus is, we planted all the ones growing here. We DO have something which removes almost all the labels and we rarely if ever find them.

I have always used Photobucket, it has been very successful for me over the years.

Purple climber ID please

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 15:43

Chocloate Vine or more properly Akebia quinata.

Weed or plant

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 12:23

I took the liberty of enlarging the image. A bit less sharp than the original, but...........

http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/Owdboggy/tinypic.jpg

Still not sure what it is, looks like a Currant of some description.

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