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Plant Id Please

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 21:00

If the flowers had been removed you wouldn't have seed pods. You will have to look out for them next year...maybe get the kids on board and see who spots them  first!

Plant Id Please

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 20:52

Looks as though the lupins have self seeded themselves in the gravel so they must like the conditions you have. The flowers come before the furry pods you speak of - they are the seed pods. What you have will be the 'wild' lupin not the hybrids that you are viewing on google so the flowers will not be big showy blooms but rather small and probably a dark purple/blue.

Plant Id Please

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 20:38

1st one is a lupin. Can you give us more info on the daisy flowers - colour, form etc or better still a photo or a photo  of the individual leaves as it is difficult to see them at the moment.

Talkback: Top 10 daffodils

Posted: 26/09/2013 at 23:00

Tete de Tete and Jetfire

Grape Vine Care

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 23:08

Hi, the following link was posted when this question was asked before and I found it very helpful. I hope you do too.  


Are your comments updating?

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 13:34

Tuesday 24th September 2013 at 13.31  - I am having to hit F5 very time I open a page to update it and it is very annoying. I only learned to do this from Nutcutlet when everything went into a different time zone yesterday.....where is Dr Who when you need him    


Posted: 23/09/2013 at 23:02

THank you very much Nutcutlet - everything froze at 21.46 and now I have been pressing F5 on every new page I look at to get it to update....very weird.


Posted: 23/09/2013 at 21:50

I'm also having problems....whenever I post a message on a thread - that thread does not register in my followed thread list and I then have to go pages back sometimes in order to continue with the conversation --- very, very frustrating!!

"Plant in ericaceous compost" not specific enough!

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 21:46

First, we need to establish whether the soil in your garden is acidic enough for your azaela to thrive. As you are 'new to this game' there are two things we can do to find out the suitability of your soil. You could look around other gardens in your area, speak to locals who have nice gardens and therefore would (hopefully) be knowledgeable....when you look around you should look to see if there are other azaelas growing locally in the soil or other plants that like an acidic soil eg rhododendrons, camellias.

The other thing you could do is purchase a ph soil testing kit from local garden centre or DIY store. They shouldn't be very expensive nor difficult to understand.

If we find that your soil is suitable then follow the tips already given. If however your soil is unsuitable then you will have to keep your plant in a pot inorder for it to do well. In which case you will fill the pot with only ericaecous compost. Hope this helps, come back if it doesn't.....or you have further questions 

tree identity

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 16:05

No photos. Click on the tree symbol and follow the instructions to upload.

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