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Need help identifying a few plants

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 23:37

Hi Sara - 2 looks like a mahonia and 3 are hellebore leaves - both work keeping, although you will have to wait til next winter/early spring to see them in their full glory

Not sure what 1 is, but looks cultivated (ie not a weed) so worth keeping for a year to see what it does to earn its keep.

Good luck with your new garden .....exciting times

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Posted: 31/05/2014 at 23:28

Hopefully not together Nut


Posted: 31/05/2014 at 22:58

Glad you have all enjoyed your evenings 

I thought of threatening to make lots of noise in the morning... but bet you are still all up before me.  The Chicky family enjoy their weekend lay ins 

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Posted: 31/05/2014 at 22:44

Just had a google - she is actually called Forncett Summer

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Posted: 31/05/2014 at 22:35

Pink ones are papavers - oriental poppies - they take a few years to get going in my patch (by which time i have lost the label - but think this one is MrsP?!?*#??) but then they are here to stay.  Like so many things in the garden, patience eventually pays off .... Wish i had more of it 

Clematis (again!) Help?

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 22:24

Very pretty Sara - my first stop when trying to identify clematis is the Taylors site - search by Group 2 pruning to narrow it down a bit 

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Posted: 31/05/2014 at 22:19

Looking flowery here too ..... although phlox are a long way off .....




Posted: 31/05/2014 at 22:12

Green with envy here Fidget ..... I would so love a hedgehog here

......the good guys

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 22:08

Jimmmy - i also gave up with plugs of wild swan - bought full size plants from Hardys last summer/ autumn - and they are thriving - one about to flower already.  Worth spending the extra for a full size plant in this case i think (although i am generally a fan of plugs for good value and enough plants for a "drift")

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Posted: 31/05/2014 at 21:46

Looks fab cardoon - love the colours in your border, and those hostas in your courtyard are wonderful.  Welcome to the Garden Gallery posse

Lizzie - can't believe you have phlox in flower already - its all looking so summery

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