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Plant ID please anyone

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 22:22

Yes, I'm inclined to agree with you.  The honesty that has just finished flowering had much smaller leaves than this plant.  This plant's leaves are about the size of my hand.  This is the plant closer up.


Plant ID please anyone

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 21:54

Oh right, so maybe I shouldn't dig it up then.  Don't want to upset any wildlife.

Plant ID please anyone

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 21:53

Oh yes, it is ragwort (just Googled it).  What a shame, as it has such nice leaves.  Well I'll just have to dig it up now.  I'm not sure about the other one being honesty.  I have grown honesty in that patch, so it could be but the leaves on my plants were much smaller.  Thanks very much for your help. 

Plant ID please anyone

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 19:30

By the way I can only get the photos on sideways - sorry.

Plant ID please anyone

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 19:29

I have tow mystery plants that I don't know if I sowed them or they are weeds.  The first has frilly leaves (showing salvia for scale)

 This one looks like a weed but it's only growing in one corner so maybe I planted it (welsh poppy for scale)

 I'd be very grateful if anyone could help to identify these.

What to do with laburnum?

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 20:50

We had a laburnum when I was a child and we were told not to touch it.  That didn't stop us.  We used to peel the seed pods apart for fun.  No one ever got ill, even though we weren't big on washing our hands.  The tree was beautiful.  If you've ever read 'My Cousin Rachel' you may want to avoid laburnum trees.

Making something new/better

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 06:52

I'm with gillian on the terracotta pot thing.

Help deciding colour of new fence

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 20:43

Design books recommend a black fence that will 'disappear' so I reckon dark brown would do just as well and will be harmonious with the other stuff you have in the garden already.

Complete garden makeover

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 20:41

How about a bit of box or yew topiary to make it look like organised chaos?

There is no demand for them????

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 20:38

There's a garden centre near me (York) that has a big box for people to exchange/ dump/ pick up pots.  Or you could put a request on Freecycle.

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