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Climber for shady wall?

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 18:40

The shrub you have is a winter flowering jasmine - jasmiine nudiflorum.It will respond well to being cut hard back now if you want to keep some of it.

You could plant a climbing Hydrangea  - Hydrangea petiolaris

 which like the jasmine can be cut back to keep it close to the wall and shaped around the windows. Bright green foliage followed by white panicles of flowers in May , yellow foliage in autumn and a tapestry of rich brown branches in winter. Takes some time before it clings to the wall my itself but grows quite quickly. 

Mystery Plant

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 18:29

Looks like Kalanchoe or Flaming Katy.

any thoughts for long thin stretch next to driveway?

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 09:02

I'm thinking along the same lines as Dove but wondering if there are any bulbs you could under plant with to give seasonal interest. Looking around the natural landscape and in other people's gardens where you live - can you see what bulbs or low growing ground cover plants that  thrive and do well?

What on earth is this climber? Any help much appreciated

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 22:55

It's a jasmine. Can't tell until it flowers which variety but I'm guessing the flowers will be white.

Please help

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 22:08

Hi Gareth. Could you post some pics of your patch. Also it would be useful to know what size your plot is.We don't want to advise you to dig the whole thing over when you have an acre but if it is only a few metres square.....Are the overhanging trees yours, a neighbours, the council's and what kind of trees are they? What direction does the garden face? What kind of a garden would you like - what would you use it for?

Sorry for all the questions but you will get more relevant and better answers with more detail.  

Another 'what's this?' thread...

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 22:00

I'd say an under performing hyacinth too. There should be a scent.

Followed threads

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 21:58

Thanks Mrs Garden. I have turned my setting on getting notifications off as my in box got clogged up with them. This thread which I have started and responded to has not made it to my followed thread list and I had to go to forum topic to find it easily. Things drop down the pages very quickly and turning to the search box for each thread is very time consuming. Hoping Daniel will respond to this thread.

Some plant IDs requested please

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 20:46

I agree with Dove. All lovely plants.

Curling leaves on Fuchsia

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 10:04

Look on the underside of the leaves and you will probably find immature green fly. Rub as many of  them off with your fingers (if you are not squeemish) and then spray the whole plant with soapy water (water with a drop or 2 of washing liquid in it). Do this during the day and move the plant into the shade so the sun doesn't burn the leaves (not so likely at this time of year but I am assuming you have them in the greenhouse but thought I should put it in!) You will have to repeat this until they have gone - weekly and you should include all your other plants in the vicinity too. Hope this helps.

wildlife audit

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 09:55

Maybe you could contact Kate herself on her blog and request a copy if you can't get hold of one.

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