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Anyone know what this nice purple plant is?

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 19:51

Here's what you've got to look forward to


 

Weed help - newbie gardener!

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 19:43

Looks like some sort of euphorbia to me - but I have never seen it in a profusion like that.  If I am right (one of the experts willbe along in a minute) then be careful - the sap is nasty and can burn your skin/eyes, so wear gloves, and a pair of safety specs.

Anyone know what this nice purple plant is?

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 19:29

Looks like honesty to me ....if you leave it you willget the very distinctive seed heads later

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 19:28

Oooo - lovely Hefty  what is the pink flower in the first pic?

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 17:25

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 16:48

Liri - Harlow Carr is too far for us in a day ....so he would have to take me away for a whole weekend

One weather fcast said rain due here at 3pm, other said 4pm.  It arrived at 3.30  ....how do they do that 

My garden is now looking ship shape - close to giving up on penstemmon - they make everything look such a mess for so long.  But this year they have a reprieve.  Also planted a couple of tiny (now) but soon to be whopping hydrangeas for the back of the border.  They say 2-3m .....we shall see

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 10:20

No rain here yet - forecast for later this afternoon.  Need to get out there sharpish to tidy up my penstemmon and plant some new hydrangeas before the drizzle arrives.  But need a bacon sarnie first - and another cuppa.

Glad you had a good trip Pdoc ....my birthday and 22nd wedding anniversary will coincide too...but not til Oct.  Have "mentioned" that Harlow Carr is the best way to mark such occasions

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 10:13

Your garden is looking wonderful Lyn. Love the pops of purple amongst the daffs.

Love that tree too Sparkles - the leaves pick up the purple centres of the flowers - stunning.  Might have to get you to go knock on their door for an ID

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 22:24

I bought some last year on the strength of Davids photos  (you should be on commission) and I noticed today that i have my first flower buds forming

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 21:28

No, they are quite floppy stems - waiting to see if the flower spikes extend upwards.  I have another lysimachia elsewhere in the garden which is definitely more "spiky" in form.

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