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Is this an Erigeron?

Posted: 22/05/2017 at 17:19

Many thanks Silver surfer for your very helpful reply.

Is this an Erigeron?

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 20:54

I've always thought this plant on my rockery was an erigeron. My neighbour says it isn't! Who's right? I'd like to identify it because it is a bit leggy and I want to deal with it properly. 

Purple leaves on yucca

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 17:03

Can anyone tell me why some of the leaves on just one of my yuccas (the one at the front, if the photo's not clear) have turned a purpley/bronze colour.

Are these allium worth keeping?

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 15:28

I like the idea of "new ventures"!! Think I'll go for it! Thanks for advice.

Are these allium worth keeping?

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 20:50

No, there are no flower stems.... just lots of luscious leaves 

Are these allium worth keeping?

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 15:00

I have numerous clumps of allium which are bursting with buds - but others which are just a bunch of green leaves. (I think this may be the second year for one or two of them....) Should I leave them in and hope for better next year? Or would you dig them up, use the space for Summer bedding then replant new allium in the Autumn?

Dorset Perennals

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 21:45

Good to know - especially as we live in Dorset! if I had to recommend just one firm it would be Woolmans. I have bought plants and bulbs from them in the last twelve months and don't think I'll ever go back to the companies I used to use. The quality is excellent and customer service first class.


Posted: 04/04/2017 at 21:48

Most of mine look to be OK - but some are very much slower to show signs of life than others. A few (Chilli Red) for example always worry me at this time of year - and then, by the beginning of May, they're fine.

Would you chop this cornus?

Posted: 04/04/2017 at 17:38

I'm sure this  cornus (Batôn Rouge) is going to look lovely in a bare, semi-shaded corner of my garden. I really don't want to remove it's beautiful stems, especially as there are a number of flower buds .... do you think I could leave the "cornus chop" I always apply until next Spring?

I'm so worried about my roses

Posted: 22/03/2017 at 20:33

I've learnt a lot from this thread. Thank you..... I realise that I tend to spray to prevent problems (which may never arise and could be easily dealt with if and when they do). 

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