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Seed head ID please

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 18:10

Sow the seeds as per the advice given for Allium seeds on here, somewhere!

Phuopsis stylosa aka Crosswort

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 12:14

Not grown it, but there is a huge patch of it a Chirk Castle in one of their Rock gardens. I get the impression from looking at it there that it does tend to spread.

Is this scurfy rose scale?

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 16:42

Cutting the offended stem out would help, but Adam did sat=y he did not want to do that, so I did not offer that advice.

Another reason for disliking Roses!

Crimson King Maple

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 16:40

Fairly normal for this cultivar at this time of year. Ours has had this every year for the last 20 years. It is now a very large tree. No treatment, but you could spray with a fungicide if you wanted to.

Is this scurfy rose scale?

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 15:25

That is one severe infestation of scale insects. There are insecticides which will kill it. You need to get one which is based on Horticultural soft soap. The white covering is a waterproof wax which stops the insecticide from reaching the creature. The soap dissolves the wax and whammy!

It i9s not going to be a quick cure either.

Plant ID

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 20:52

Callicarpa bodinieri,. There are a lot of different species as well. Callicarpa americana and C. japonica are very similar to this one.

Annoying relentlessly spawning weed/plant

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 17:36

Looks like Arum maculatum. Very difficult to eradicate as the bulbs/tubers have lots of tiny offsets which soon  grow. You can use Weed killer on them, Just add a little liquid soap to the mix, it makes it stick to the leaves.

Helianthus Lemon Queen

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 11:36

Well, it spreads for us like Obelixx experienced. There is another one with slightly paler lemon coloured flowers which so far has remained a small clump. Helianthus giganteus 'Sheila's Sunshine'

Damfino

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 20:55

T'other way round. C. tubulosa has been subsumed into heracleiefolia. However, if you wanted to buy it then it is still sold under the old name.

Our versions of C. heracleiefolia are much more purple than this one though.

where to obtain

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 17:43

Special Perennials have it.

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