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Plant ID

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 12:40

The first one is a Linaria I think, probably Linaria purpurea and probably a named form rather than the weedy one.  The 2nd I don't recognise and the last one might be Evening primrose (Oenothera biennis.)

Help with finding the name for this large shrub

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 12:20

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Help with finding the name for this large shrub

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 12:15

It's a Cherry Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus) Craig.

Black Stain

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 12:11

Heliotropes do better if you plant them somewhere which gets full sun in the morning but is shaded later in the day.   An East or South-East facing border would be ideal and that should eliminate the darkening of the leaves.

The Name of a Plant

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 01:19

It's a hardy geranium (aka Cranesbill) Jeff.  I'm not sure exactly which one as there are rather a lot of varieties but it might be 'A. T. Johnson' or 'Orkney Blue'.

Rozanne

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 22:46

Most of my perennial geraniums including Rozanne are also only just coming into flower so I think it will be fine, fluffy. 

Flower or Weed?

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 22:42

Agree with nut and would suggest getting rid of the wood avens - it's still a menace in my garden and I've been removing it whenever I see it for donkey's years!  The seeds have a nasty habit of enbedding themselves in clothes and pet fur, too.

What to plant to follow spring bulbs in part shade?

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 16:43

I use aquilegia to fill the gap between spring and summer plants.  Once the flowers finish you can cut the whole plant back to the ground and they will re-grow attractive but lower height foliage which really doesn't get in the way of emerging summer and autumn plants.

climbers

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 13:33

One Montana would cover all 4 panels after a couple of years and won't stop there!

Rebecca is a different group and quite a shy grower so will get swamped by the Montana and is a different pruning group (2) so you will have a problem pruning them properly once intertwined.  If you were only growing Rebecca or other group 2s, I'd say you need 3 plants per panel.

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

Drought

No real rain here for weeks 
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Little Red Devils (Lily beetles)

They're about now! 
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Last Post: 06/04/2015 at 17:03

Christmas has come early

New trees 
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Last Post: 19/12/2014 at 16:52

Anyone for squirrel crumble?

Thieving rodents 
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Last Post: 27/11/2014 at 21:12

Plant ID quizzes

Have fun identifying plants! 
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Last Post: 14/09/2014 at 13:17

Watering dried-out pots

Tip to help to stop water running straight through 
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Last Post: 28/07/2014 at 12:28

Blackfly - ladybirds to the rescue!

Broad bean tip blackfly infestation 
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Last Post: 13/07/2014 at 18:04

Bob's guide to picking soft fruit

Only fto be read by your household's main gardener! 
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Last Post: 05/07/2014 at 18:52

Lovely surprise

I went down the garden in the gloom.. 
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Last Post: 18/06/2014 at 14:32

Dragonfly/Darter/Mayfly ID?

Flew into the polytunnel for a while 
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Last Post: 01/06/2014 at 21:44

A week of rain = jungle garden!

It's been too wet to really do anything outside.. 
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Last Post: 01/06/2014 at 17:42

Deep Down & Dirty: The Science of soil

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Last Post: 24/04/2014 at 11:30

Check your delphiniums for caterpillars

Look for distorted and damaged leaves near the tips 
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Last Post: 22/04/2014 at 10:58

Seed grown Wisteria finally in flower - Hooray!

Planted many years ago 
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Oops!

Polytunnel growing 
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