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What is this shrub I thought was box

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 17:04

Good idea Edd - thank you!

What is this shrub I thought was box

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 16:25

HOORAH! I have looked up all your kind suggestions on google images and have a definitive answer. Fanfare....

It is Lonicera Nitida "Maygreen".

I am off to write it in my garden journal NOW before I lose the bit of paper I have just written it on.

Thank you all for your kind help, and especially nutcutlet.

What is this shrub I thought was box

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 18:39

We have lived here nearly 8 years and I have been clipping what I thought were box bushes only to spot today some trumpet shaped pairs of tiny white flowers with staments protruding. I have a photo - but it says there is a problem when I click on the 'upload a photo' option at the top.

Has anyone any ideas of something which looks like a box but isn't, and thrives in a cold climate (next to the North Sea in Scottish Borders)

When to remove greenhouse insulation?

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 22:08

Oneofseven - that is a BRILLIANT idea ......... thank you

When to remove greenhouse insulation?

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 18:25

Thanks guys - The attaching leaves a LOT to be desired.... It is more draped than attached so I am anxious to remove it. I bought a 'kit' from the garden centre which was a roll of bubblewrap the width of the panes and some plastic fixers which prodded into the grooves of the frame.

HOWEVER... a lot of the frame - eg corners where the roof joins the end 'walls' doesn't HAVE grooves - so I have masking tape (not sticky enough) sandwich ties and various other eyesores cluttering up my beautiful new greenhouse  and I want to take it down

When to remove greenhouse insulation?

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 17:47

Last year we got a proper glass greenhouse. In October I attached bubblewrap in various amateur ways to every square inch of the inside of my greenhouse.

Now I am worried that if I take it off too early all my frost protecting will have been in vain - as the geraniums, jasmine, alstromera and yucca will suffer a chill.

BUT if I leave it too long they will fry.

There is an automatic vent (which I dislodged with my over zealous bubblewrapping, but managed to fix again), and it is opening a bit when the sun shines.

SO..... when to unwrap?

Is bistort meant to go brown?

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 17:00

Thanks Kate 7 not too sure what you would call the soil they are in :-/

Is bistort meant to go brown?

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 18:17

Good idea.. not sure there is more than one root as it wasn't very big when it went in... will investigate tomorrow. Thanks again for all the help

Is bistort meant to go brown?

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 17:38

Hmmmmm... I wonder if I should rehome it under the tree then... but the poor thing will have only just settled after being planted - oh decisions decisions

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Is bistort meant to go brown?

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 13:18

Oh THANK YOU

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What is this shrub I thought was box

I inherited some bushes which now have flowers - which are not buxus 
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When to remove greenhouse insulation?

Next to North Sea in Scottish Borders - when to unwrap? 
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Is bistort meant to go brown?

My bistort's leaves are all brown 
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Nasty grey heap of stuff

I have found several small heaps of grey stuff like ash in the garden 
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Any experience of Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'

help required 
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