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Plant ID please

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 20:55

Definitely Nicandra. Seedheads - green and black in the picture will ripen to a beige colour can be collected and the contents sown next year. I use the seedheads in dried flower winter decorations.

Tip - when the seedlings come through next year you can distinguish them from weed/other seedlings as they have little black spots on the leaves.

New English Gardener - 2 Questions

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 17:57

As these are all summer flowering maybe something of interest for other seasons - how large is the flower bed? Without knowing the size/site/position etc I'd be thinking underplanting/interplanting with  bulbs for spring - daffodils, tulips; maybe a shrub or two which are evergreen for winter interest or which flower in winter/spring - pieris, camellia...again without knowing your soil, whether the bed is an island or has a hedge/wall behind it .....some more detail will give you much better advice.

Read in the paper today

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 22:00

Well, I only eat mushrooms, sprouts and avocados out of that list - not veggie but those meats do not appeal.

I have tried to like olives and blue cheese but failed miserably. Do use olive oil though... 

What is this weed?

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 21:54

If you have got it in among other plants you can buy a glysophate based gel which you can paint on - as if you spray you will kill the plants you want to keep as well as the weed!

One example i could find below...

http://nt.greenfingers.com/images/product_images/new_product_images/LT0968D_l.jpg

What is this weed?

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 22:32

Wood sorrel or yellow sorrel or oxalis corniculata. The main way it spreads is through exploding seed pods - remove floers and seed pods as soon as you see them forming. However it also produces bulbils below the soil and although you think you have pulled it up usually bulbils are left behind. Use glyphosate which will travel down through the plant  to get  to all those bulbils under the soil and kill them.

box on wheels

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 12:11

Amazon - just put 'box on wheels' in the search box.

Plant ID - post questions for GW Magazine

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 00:26

Hi bugsbunny. This plant is Nicandra physalodes also known  as the shoo fly plant. It self seeds for me and I love the flowers and the seed heads.

Plant ID - post questions for GW Magazine

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 16:25

Wow - my little clematis has kept everyone busy! Thank you for your trouble and for the care advice too.

I have learnt a lot through this quest not only the variety but that clematis flowers  don't have petals. This has led me to learn a new word - tepal (which looks like I can't spell petal)

Now I also know that Richard is a very  well informed clematarian too.

Thanks to all 

Blueberry Tree

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 23:38

Lidl is selling Blueberry bushes for £3.99 from 14th August if you have a store locally or your family has.

Plant ID - post questions for GW Magazine

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 22:15

Well now doesn't that tick all the boxes!!!  Flower size, Jojo on the other thread said that Aldi and Lidl used the same supplier, the first picture looks exactly like mine - the buds are "justa" like that 

Thank you very much for taking the trouble you have to help, I really appreciate it  

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