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What are these plants please?

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 19:06

I would make a guess at :

1 Pyracantha - has it got sharp thorns? Will have berries later.

2 Escallonia, pink ones too.

3 Seems to have leaves like previous ? white escallonia

4 ?

5 Hebe, but not sure which, how big is the plant?

6 Has a flower like comfrey, not sure about leaves, what is it, a shrub or soft and leafy? Tall or short?

7 Kolkwitzia

8 Something in the pea family.

Try looking them up on Google. You don't say how big they are or what sort of habit or whether they are woody etc. But I hope I've helped with some.



Posted: 21/07/2013 at 18:47

I think he sounds rather nice.


Posted: 21/07/2013 at 18:46

Poor Verdun, is it because he's a man?

Invisible something eating my roses

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 16:45

These are some of my roses that the deer ate when we were away. They had been eaten in the garden so I dug them up and put them on the kitchen terrace in pots to rescue them as they were getting very poorly. At least the deer left a dropping so the mystery was solved. It doesn't come on the terrace when we are here, but there was a house sitter.

 It ate leaves and buds but not the old and going over flowers.


Posted: 21/07/2013 at 08:14

It was 31° yesterday, 34° forecast for today. Too hot for me. Going to lunch with son after Church.His parents in law are there for the w/e.

Loads of French beans and courgettes, some tomatoes, 1 cucumber nearly ready. Mangetout peas finished and peas almost over. Lots of potatoes. It looks a mess, haven't had time to keep weeds down, must weed leeks. But so long as it produces.

back yard

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 14:32

Spray everything with Glyphosate first, it needs leaves to absorb it. You will never get the roots out of the concrete by hand. When you pull up a nettle there is often a satisfying length of root on it, but a lot more will have been left behind.

How can I get rid of this?

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 14:28

I go down on hands and knees and hoe it out with a little hand hoe. It's not nearly as bad as bindweed, creeping buttercup or cinquefoil -which I have in abundance despite weeding and glyphosate.


Posted: 20/07/2013 at 08:48

Morning all.

Lovely wall hanger Andy.

Welcome back GG.

Good luck with the fish Chris. Will they be going to stock a fishing lake?

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 22:24

My back is OK now thanks KEF. Just a pulled muscle, took anti-inflamatories for a few days. Back to a barrow load of weeds a day! Talking about beans, the French ones have gone mad, picking every day. Going to bed now. Night all.

Planting a Rambling Rector

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 19:01

annie8, you click on the oak tree in the bar above your post and it should tell you what to do. However each stage takes a little time.

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