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Japanese maple

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 09:38

If planting in the ground a few things to remember, firstly they prefer acidic soil don't like lime so what's your soil type? Then if your remember they like to be treated almost like a woodland plant ie dappled shade out of cold winds and direct sun. If you can provide thease conditions your Acers will be better planted in the ground.

What's this little cutie?

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 21:28

I'just acquired this plant after much searching its Salvia Hot Lips, a little tender but should be ok here as I live in the south.

No flowers on my 'ears?

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 12:58

I think there is a type of lambs ears that doesn't flower a lot, some people prefer this type as they they take the flowers off anyway. I find if you take the flowers off the plant stays a nicer shape.

how to grow runner beans

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 21:26

I think you might be too late for this year, and no you dont need to soak the seeds they should germinate readily enough.

Raspberry Plants

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 13:49

The answer from No Expert(above) does not apply to the late raspberry type as you cut all the canes down to ground level every year.

White Hosta

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 07:47

Last year I contacted Bowdens hostas ( a major hostage grower) to see if they stocked White feather hosta and they told me no they didn't as the hosta was a very bad grower and didn't even like being transported or moved in anyway. The hosta will definitely dislike being in the sun.

what is this plant?

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 07:40

It looks like a Euphobia Latherus, it is sayed to keep moles at bay. Don't know if it works.

Plant identification

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 07:32

It looks like a Oleander, can be a little tender. Seen a lot in Spain

More good guys

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 08:08

I've had garden merchandise from Crocus and have found them very professional and price competitive.

idenify please

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 08:04

The last one is Centaur Alba, you do see it growing wild but you can sometimes buy it in garden centres. It grows in crevices of walls or anywhere hot and sunny.

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