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plant id

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 21:32

How do these saplings get into the garden and pop up in some very inaccessible places?  I have found at least 20 of them in various stages of development over the last few months. Luckily they've been small enough to pull out. One has to be vigilant. Next door has one about 10 foot tall growing right in the middle of his lysimachia

Big deal about penstemons?

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 21:47

I have Sour Grapes which is looking absolutely fantastic at the minute. Also, I love the oriental poppies - big and blousy.  In fact, I found one in the B&Q plant casualty dept today for 50p and a geranium for 50p. Worth keeping an eye on B&Q and Homebase now as they seem to be drowning in bedding plants and I'm sure they'll start reducing them soon to get rid of them.

Underperforming rhododendrun

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 10:13

Not sure if I pressed the right button to reply oblixx, The rhodo is in the ground and yes, I think you're right about the water.  I don't think it got enough last summer/autumn but I will use your remedy to hopefully restore it to its former glory. Thanks

Help with my magnolia

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 20:21


I think you've been misled about it being a magnolia. I had exactly the same problem with a Stellata bought at Lidl.  It grew and grew for about 5 years, not a flower in sight, just leaf and catkins all over the place.  In the end, I got so fed up with not seeing any flowers that I yanked it out and planted a M Susan instead.  This year, after only 2 years Susan has produced a fab crop of flowers - a true magnolia. I'd be tempted to dig it out and start again.

Underperforming rhododendrun

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 21:36

Hello gardeners

My mature rhodo which is normally festooned with blooms produced only two blooms this year.  It looks healthy with no sign of any disease. Any suggestions as to why it didn't come up with the goods?

Plant ID please

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 20:59

Thanks Nanniemo. .

Plant id please!

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 20:42

Choisya (Mexican Orange Blossom)

Plant ID please

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 20:31

Hello gardeners.  Can anybody tell me what this is please.  Thanks.

Unwanted plants

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 20:16

Ceiros - I live near Ealing and could pop round with my own spade at your convenience? 

ClImbing rose

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 22:09

Thanks Dove for posting the very informative video on pruning and training climbing roses.  I have two beautiful but unruly specimens and can't wait to whip them into shape!


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Underperforming rhododendrun

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Plant ID please

Plant ID 
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Plant ID

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Help please!

Poorly Strawberry Tree 
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Recommend a rambling rose

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