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Plant Identification help please

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 18:00

The top one still escapes me. There are very few plants with that shaped leaf so it ought to be possible. Maianthemum has it, as does one of the smaller growing Dock (Rubble Dock) and Convolulus arvensis. The latter has small pink,sometimes white flowers and is a ground hugging plant not a climber like Bindweed.

Plant Identification help please

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 14:44

Second one is Green alkanet which strangely enough has blue flowers.

And annoyingly I know what the top one is, but having a senior moment (AGAIN!) the name will not pop.

Building Rockeries

Posted: 14/11/2012 at 16:15

Unless you are skilled it is very easy to make a Rockery look like a Plum pudding or a Dog's grave. I would make a raised bed, using the rocks to increase the depth of soil and with the rubble and free draining soil, you would have a really good alpine growing area which would look nice.

Almost all soi-dit rockery plants would grow in it. If it gets full sun all day in Summer then avoid the cushion  forming saxifrages, they tend to burn in too much sun.

This might be useful


What is wrong with my apple tree

Posted: 09/11/2012 at 12:48

The only thing I know of which causes brown streaks in branches of Apple trees is Silver leaf disease. The leaves should have had a silvery sheedn on them before they fell. There is no treatment if it is this.  The tree will die. Hope I am very wrong.

overgrown rockery

Posted: 05/11/2012 at 15:45

As Bjay says, but with Alina, a Spring job when the grass is beginning to geow. If there are spring bulbs then you can move them in flower....carefully.

Help Identifying flowers

Posted: 05/11/2012 at 09:32

A looks like a Poppy, but not sure.

E could well be an Iris ensata type, but again there are a lot of Irids with that petal formation.

Berry ID please?

Posted: 04/11/2012 at 15:46

Look like Fuchsia berries.

Unidentified autumn flowering deciduous tree

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 18:03

Why not go and take some of the orange seed? Sow them now and they germinate in Spring. I have a hedge of them grown from seed like that. We even got an album form too.



Posted: 02/11/2012 at 14:03

I have more gardening books at home thatn there are in our Library. Mind I do have 16 metres of shelves of them!


Posted: 01/11/2012 at 11:58

I enjoyed reading all the Anna Pavord books, especially The Tulip.

There are not many witers now of Christopher Lloyd.'s type, sadly. And at least he WAS writing from his own experiience.

My son usually buys me a gardening/plant book for Christmas, but this year and last I struggled to find one that was not best described as a 'coffee table' book. Where are the good modern writers?

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