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help with difficult planting conditions

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 21:26

All of the above! I am getting into Hosta, and there are loads of varieties around to suit any budget - they would like that locale. Ferns also.

Schleffera (umbrella tree)

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 21:23

I would cut it off, otherwise it shrivels and falls off after time. You never know, it might produce seed - might be worth leaving the pods to dry and removing any seeds inside and trying?

Schleffera (umbrella tree)

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 15:27

Schefflera flower quite easily given the right conditions. Hardy Schefflera flower outdoor in the UK and produce viable seed. Not sure if you will get viable seed if no insect has pollinated the flowers. Yours is Schefflera arboricola variegata and is best indoors but can survive outside all year in frost free conditions.

Plant Indentification

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 22:16

Reminds me of my Spirea but without seeing the leaves I am cannot say for sure.

Mystery Tree

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 20:57

Agree on Pink Pagoda - you can take the fruits and grow them by removing the tiny seeds and putting them in a pot now.

Decorative Stones = Wet Garden

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 16:56
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

If you're thinking of replacing the lawn with gravel, how are you planning to remove the fallen leaves in the autumn?

Wet leaves and freezing weather makes them very slippy if not removed and you always seem to take a dozen stones with you when you lift leaves.

Excessive dampness in shed

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 14:22

Open the door and window if you can to allow the temperature inside and out to remain similar. Condensation and trapped moist air can cause the shed to feel damp.

Mystery foliage in gifted bouquet.

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 14:15
Flowerchild wrote (see)

Blairs, the only pictures I can see, are the one that Busy-Lizzie uploaded in her answer and the one that I uploaded in my own answer. Can you see any others? IMHO the question itself, from the doesn't contain a picture.

Ahh, I understand now..I was looking at Busy-Lizzies pic not the original question!

Mystery foliage in gifted bouquet.

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 12:53
Flowerchild wrote

They might be blueberry branches? Like these...They are used very often in bouquets. I tend to re-use them with tulips or in small vases with Grape Hyacinth. A nice reminder that spring is in the air.

Can you not see the picture? It really looks nothing like Blueberry.

Mystery foliage in gifted bouquet.

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 11:45

I would also say Asparagus Fern. I do not think that the cut fronds would root unfortunately. Garden centres sell them in their indoor plants range and they used to be common bathroom plants.

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