Chrissy the gardener


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Mystery plant in our new garden

Posted: 10/12/2017 at 16:27

I think Nut is right, the plant is very invasive but can be pruned very hard tough as old boots.

Identity of shrub

Posted: 07/11/2017 at 09:41

My first thought was a shrub called Ruscus ( butchers broom ) but photo not clear enough to see the leaf clearly.


Is the berry at the bottom right hand corner part of the same shrub ?

Brown/black bumps on olive tree

Posted: 31/10/2017 at 08:58

They look like scale insects to me to, if you have just acquired the tree I would get in touch with the vendor and let them know you are not happy with it being sent to you with scale,


I use cotton buds dipped in meths because the scale as a hard coating there isn’t any point using a spray inscode.


If you are keeping the tree treat it ASAP as the scale insects are sap suckers so will weaken the tree.

Lawn damage

Posted: 29/10/2017 at 08:12

Does it look anything like this,



This is badger damage on a good day!!!


I have got chaffer grubs under the lawn and the badgers come in at night and dig the lawn up to get to them.


you can use nematodes on the lawn but I think it’s getting a bit late now.


I watered nematodes onto the lawn in early September but I don’t think the badger as got the message yet.

can someone name these plants?? :)

Posted: 22/10/2017 at 12:43

Slugs like delphiniums so maybe they got to it.


usually will flower every year.

can someone name these plants?? :)

Posted: 22/10/2017 at 12:36

first one is a delphinium the second one is a  leucanthmum.

A few flower ID's please.

Posted: 22/10/2017 at 08:42

Could the second, pale flower be gazania but not sure about the leaf?

PLANT ID please

Posted: 16/10/2017 at 13:04

Looks like a phormium.

Salvia HotLips Cuttings

Posted: 16/10/2017 at 08:17

I don’t think I would be giving young cuttings a liquid feed, there should be enough feed in the compost for at least 6 weeks.


Jimmy when you potted the salvias on where you careful not to bruise the stem also if you fed them or kept them too wet they would have died.

Over Wintering Canna Lillies

Posted: 15/10/2017 at 17:52

Thanks Hosta, I hardly water mine in the winter.

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