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HELP! Rapidly growing plant / weed ??

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 15:28

I'm afraid (and unfortunately you should be too) that it's Japanese Knotweed http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/profile.aspx?pid=218

Compost for sowing seeds

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 15:25

Same as artjak, I use my own for easily recogniseable seeds, so that I can identify and pull out the weeds. I have a rotary sieve I use to break down my compost to a suitable size, like this one: http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/product/details/clarke-crs400-rotary-soil-sieve?da=1&TC=GS-030711400

Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

Posted: 03/12/2013 at 10:39

Redcurrant vodka. Redcurrants, vodka, sugar, large screw-top jar (catering sizes of pickle jars work well). Put together in September, shake a few times until the sugar is dissolved. Decant just before Christmas.

ID please

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 16:38

Actually I think it's a Plectranthus hybrid called 'Mona Lavender' hence my Dad thinking it was part of the lavender family.  In fact they are related to mint and deadnettle. Good website here: http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantnop/plectranmonlav.htm

ID please

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 16:17

Rusflorum: I think you've got it! Fantastic - thanks so much

ID please

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 17:52

Thanks for all your replies - it is beautiful, isn't it? The flowers are a pale mauve - I had the flash on on my phone which makes them look whiter than they are. I think you are all right - a salvia of some sort. The leaves have a darker, almost red underside. They do look like the the amistad one but websites say this is a very new plant - my Dad has had it many years - and that it's hardy which this isn't.

ID please

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 17:06

Can anyone help identify this please? My Dad got the original from a cutting years ago, and propagates it each year. It's not hardy so he grows it in pots and brings it indoors in the winter (SE England - the photos were taken today). He says he thinks it's from the 'lavender family' but from the leaves I don't think that can be true. Neither leaves nor flowers have scent. The flower spikes are about 8 cm long.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/34405.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/34406.jpg?width=274&height=350&mode=max

 Thanks

veg-for-xmas-period

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 16:26

You could sew some but I prefer knitted ones myself.

My poor lawn :(

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 11:02

New properties often have tonnes of rubble, brick, planks etc left in the garden with topsoil just dumped on top. Did you make sure you had a really good depth of soil before seeding? If not you may have to start again and dig out all the rubbish.

Identify this? Plant with blue top and yellow orange flowers

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 14:18

I think it's one plant and the purple 'flowers' are bracts. No idea what it is though!

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Mangetout seedlings: 'pinching' and dying

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Help needed: robust rain protection

Can anyone recommend a good folding umbrella? 
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