Chrissy the gardener

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Plant identify

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 08:25

I've got my Hoya in the greenhouse because I like the flowers but I don't like the fragrance, also it will drip necter from the flower which is very sticky so mind where you site the plant.

What is this?

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 14:47

Picture would be helpful !!

I D please

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 18:44

Wow thanks nut I knew the forum wouldn't let me down,

are they safe with dogs ? If they are they can stay. That's the plants the dogs are here to stay anyway.

I D please

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 18:21

Anyone know what thease two plants are ? 

Are they weeds my friend is nurturing ?

Tomato plants - leaves (and some fruit) suddenly curled and discoloured... Help!

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 11:26

It does look like you have cooked the Tom plants so to speak. Also you seem to have quite a lot in a small space you need them to have enough room for the air flow or they will get mildew etc and I agree while the temperature is quite hot leave it open at night as well.

Can you help me identify these

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 11:43

I agree the first one smoke bush COTINUS  the second looks like day lily HEMEROCALLIS

Nandina Domestica

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 08:43

I have got two nandina firepower and as far as I know they DONT flower, which is ok with me. They are in full sun and free draining soil, no problems. Lovely leaf colour and good for putting pieces in a vase with other flowers.

i also have a ordinary nandina it is a lot taller than fire power and has lovely flowers on it, it is in some shade as I think it is a woodland plant, also doing well.

love both of them.

Plant identification

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 13:51

The first one, my first thought was camellia but on closer inspection I think it could be Photinia 

The second one is cotinus ( smoke tree )

The third one is choisia sun dance 

The fourth one looks like some kind of elder

The fith one I don't know but I'm sure someone will come up with a list.


Posted: 15/07/2016 at 10:38

i have three echium piñata which I grew from seed last year they are now planted in the ground and are getting lovely and tall , just wondered when they usually flower.

When to prune espalier apples?

Posted: 11/07/2016 at 08:47

I do my summer prune on cordons in July, I would expect espaliers to be the same.

Thining the foliage lets more light get to the fruit and sun hopefully. 

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