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Please help me identify these plants

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 14:43

Post away! If I don't know, someone else on here usually does 

Please help me identify these plants

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 14:37


Trailing begonias in hanging baskets

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 20:56

3 plants in each of the wall  planters.


new bird box

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 17:48

Thanks for the info shirsgw. I'll check them out - hopefully at the weekend. All eggs seem to have hatched and chicks doing well. Definitely lost one and difficult to tell at the moment how many there are!! Mum and Dad both working hard and chicks growing.

new bird box

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 15:48

shirlsgw - how complicated is it to set it up for others to view your box? What gadgetry do you need?

My blue tits have hatched this morning - 8 so far from 11 eggs and I'd like to share with friends. Thanks.

Need help to identify these plants

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 15:33

I agree with barry island, no1 looks like a crab apple (better off in the ground if you have room, it will have exhausted all the goodness in the pot  and will need to be fed  if it remains in the pot - let us know if you are going to leave it i the pot and then we can detail the care needed); no 2 ceanothus

Shrubs in containers

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 22:54

You should be fine if there are already acid loving plants growing well. You have done your research on positioning - they should enjoy the freedom of the soil.

Shrubs in containers

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 22:14

Check the ph of your soil - I don't know what area you are in. You might need to add some ericaeous compost/mulch around your plants  which like an acid soil.

Whats the secret to beautiful hanging baskets ?

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 22:29

That's very kind of you Verdun!   Not an artist just the right plant in the right place. I bought the trailing begonias several years ago and have over wintered them ever since then. Three tubers in each basket that cost me nothing but reward me with a good show with a long flowering period every year. 

Whats the secret to beautiful hanging baskets ?

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 22:14

I think alot has to do with the siting of the baskets - they need shelter, warmth and enough sun. The begonias in the photo elow do really well at the front of my house but when placed on the rear house wall with the same compost, watering etc.


didn't do half as well.

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