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Please tell me I'm not nuturing a weed!

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 12:32

It is a plant called Pokeweed, properly Phytolacca americana. The flowers are replaced by black berry like things which are toxic if eaten. I like the plant, but others don't. So a weed?  That depends on whether you like it, or want it.

Pesky birds

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 21:14

They cost me over £60 in that they not only rummaged around in a tray of 40 plants, they removed all the plants from the soil and spread them about. Naturally most of the plants died, or cannot be matched with their labels so at £1,50 each when sold, it was rather expensive. Where are the blooming cats when you need them.

Now I have to put shade netting over all the newly potted stuff just to keep them safe. A dratted nuisance when it comes to watering and maintenance.

Plant ID please

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 20:39

The bulb is Brodiaea laxa Queen Fabiola (name changed recently though, but not sure what to).

The tall Campanula is possibly C. lactiflora Lodden Anna or Pritchard's Variety. I can never remember which is which of those two.

 

Growers or Killers?

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 21:33

Just off out to kill the snails.Wish we had hedgehogs, but with so many badgers around us, they get eaten.

S O S how to prune Philadelphus

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 21:30

Ours are still in flower so not even started cutting back yet. Cut now there is still time for it to make new growth for next year. Reduce the size over the next three years by cutting back hard now about a third of the bush. Aim for an open centre, by removing low down the oldest stems from the middle of the bush.

Unknown Plant

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 17:49

We have one or two ...........thousand seedlings like this!

Unidentified Plant

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 17:38

Annoying but I too have seen it before, but the name escapes me. By the way there are Begonias with red hairy stems, but I think the leaves are bigger and redder than on the shown plant.

Unidentified Plant

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 16:29

Is it that hardy Begonia thing?

Growers or Killers?

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 12:23

On that note why do bees and ladybirds insist on trying to drown themselves in our water butts? Seem to spend ages fishing them out almost every day.

 

ID please

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 12:20

A weed is a plant growing in the wrong place. This is a rather nice Erigeron

Discussions started by Berghill

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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First Hellebore!

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