BobTheGardener


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unknown plant

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 18:10

My guess would be iris foetidissima:


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iris_foetidissima

Leycesteria

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 17:04

It looks like Iron or Magnesium deficiency - when you see green veins but pale in between it's a sign.  A quick fix for Magnesium is to spray with Epsom salts - a 5ml spoonful dissolved in a litre of water is about right and also water some onto the roots.  Iron chelate watered onto the roots will help with Iron deficiency.


The cause of the deficiency could be due to soil pH though and that would need addressing in the longer term.

Last edited: 15 August 2017 17:05:19

perfumed clematis

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 15:58

I can only just detect the scent of Freckles with nose to flower but Montanas can carry further although it's still a very delicate fragrance.

Last edited: 15 August 2017 15:58:28

Plant identification

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 15:53

Looks like a knautia.

Unidentified 'shrub' - olive like

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 11:34

I think it's Solanum pseudocapsicum, often called Winter cherry.  It's not hardy and the fruits will turn orange but are toxic.  Usually grown as a houseplant.


Edit: same thing I think, Hosta.

Last edited: 15 August 2017 11:35:49

Very tall flowers, could you name them please.

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 10:34

A prime candidate for the 'Chelsea chop' next year?  Doing that might keep them down to a more reasonable height and produce more flower heads.

Wildlife pond

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 19:42

Superb - looks like it has been there for decades, not months!

Can anyone help me identify this plant

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 19:36

It look familiar but can't quite put my finger on it.  One of the erigerons, perhaps?

Grow your own bamboo canes

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 18:03

I also use them, Richard.  Dry them out completely before use, somewhere under cover if you can.  I don't think they'd take root but they do rot quickly unless dried out first.  I leave mine in a dry shed over the winter and use them the next spring.

Try again for I.D

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 17:43

Are you in the US, Jay?  If so they are native in the south there so it could be a gift from the birds.  Otherwise it may have been a stray bulb mixed with the others you bought.

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