Chrissy the gardener

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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. 

What is this bush?

Posted: 11/07/2016 at 08:43

Possible cotoneaster franchetiii

Bio Dynamic Gardening

Posted: 03/07/2016 at 16:29

Sounds like moon gardening to me,and I'm not sold on that idea.

Bio Dynamic Gardening

Posted: 03/07/2016 at 11:32

Sorry blooming predictive text !!

it should read putting forwards our ideas.

Bio Dynamic Gardening

Posted: 03/07/2016 at 11:30

Has your avatar is bio freak I'm sure you must use this method of gardening so you could educate us rather than us putting cowards our ideas,

as Bob the gardener stated a lot of the people on here are organic gardeners but I'm sure we are all ready to learn a new method so how abou you giving us the information.

How to get this small streptocarpus to flower more?

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 22:15

I grow streptocarpus in the greenhouse but you can grow them in the house ok, they like it to be light but not direct sunlight.

they should be planted in a multi purpose compost with added grit, they don't like it too wet and you should only water when the leaves start to droop a little also try not to get water on the leaves.

I must admit the plant in your picture is over potted a little and the plant is not looking too healthy but it might pick up, I think if it was mine I would cut the flowers off so giving the plant time to recover without using energy making flowers.

Plant identification help please

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 18:36

Just read my post the teasel scatters it's seeds about not scatters the birds OOPS

Plant identification help please

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 18:34

If it has spines on the leaves and stem it is proberly a teasel, the birds love the seeds but beware it does like scattering them about.

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