Daintiness


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What's this plant please?

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 22:37

They are slow growing plants. You can check to see if the plant is root bound in which case you could move it into a larger pot. Also you could scrape off  the top couple of inches of compost and replace it with fresh. I usually feed mine in spring with a handful of chicken manure pellets mixed in to the top of the pot.

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=3457

What's this plant please?

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 19:55

Also known as Heavenly bamboo though no relation to bamboo at all. Good feng shui to site it at an entrance gate or door as you have! 

How to attract butterflies

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 20:43

I have a pond and created a sheltered seating area near it with lots of the above mentioned flowers and more and the butterfles seem to favour this area. At the moment I have buddleia globosa in flower and today there were lots of bees on it but no butterflies - again the day was too windy and cold for butterflies to be about. Wimbledon starts tomorrow so the next fortnoght will probably be no better.... 

How to attract butterflies

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 23:58

Very few butterflies around at the moment. The weather has just been terrible for them. My garden usually has lots of butterflies but this year my count has been very low.maximum number of species seen at one time but not all of them at the same time! - 2 orange tip, 2 holly blue, 3 cabbage white, 1 speckled wood, 1 red admiral and 1 comma so far this year.

Heavenly bamboo

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 23:28

I can highly recommend this plant. I have this in a pot. I have had it for yeas and really love it. I have just purchsed 2 more of the dwarf variety 'Firepower' and planted them in the garden ( cheap as they were looking poorly so I couldn't resist ) both doing well. They are no relation to bamboo and imo very good value. Evergreen. Good coloured young foliage in spring followed in May/June by panicles of creamy white flowers then another change of colour in autumn followed by red berries. They require little to no pruning - I only remember taking off the spent flower stems after the berries have faded. They are also supposed to be good feng shui to position them near an door or entrance.

Philadelphus

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 18:16

I have a large flowered single one called 'Snow Queen' supposed to be scented - beautiful flowers but very little scent. It's flowering better than it ever has at the moment.

New gardening programme

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 18:12

That sounds good. Thanks Verdun

Seems a shame

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 18:11

Bridget2, Are they in sun/shade? Do you feed them at all?

Help identifying plant

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 18:09

I have just left an answer on your other thread!

Anyone know what it is ?

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 18:07

Could be a Phygelius... how about a pic of the leaves/the shape of the plant? Then you will get a better answer and not just a guess like mine 

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