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Trachelospermum jasminoides

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 22:22

Oh dear! It sounds as though it has already been cut back enough. I'd give it a feed and lots of TLC but also question its situation. Is it in a sheltered spot? How much sunshine does it get a day? What kind of soil do you have? What part of the country are you in?

Can anyone help identifying a plant?

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 19:24

Tattianna, I think that is the proper way to do it or divide the plant in spring. However, at a friend's house she told me to help myself to a bit and when I pulled pieces away close to the base of the plant, there was a little root attached to the pieces I pulled and they all took!

Do you know what this pretty plant is?

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 17:43

Looks like a form of Centaurea/Knapweed.

Sickly smelling plant

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 17:40
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I suspect Geranium macrorrhizum which is a good ground cover plant in shade and has strongly smelling foliage.

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Sickly smelling plant

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 17:37

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Posted: 05/06/2012 at 17:23

Uncurl the leaves and see if there are any green fly inside?

Can anyone help identifying a plant?

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 16:54

If you pull a  piece away with a little root, you will have your own plant. Just keep it watered until it takes hold. Beautiful - snow in summer

Help identifying mystery plants

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 16:48

1. Hypericum  2.Aquilega  3. Peony  4. Fruit bush or Ribes -any fruit/flowers? 5. Cotoneaster? 6. Centaurea  7.  Euphorbia  8. Cotoneaster  9. Spirea 10.  Valerian

Clematis Montana

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 16:33

I would not cut the whole thing down but cut out one or two of the old stems back to the base and tie in the new stems in the direction I would want them to go. That way you still get flowers at the top on the conifer(if you cut out the right stem!) and at the bottom you have shoots to flower and grow where you want them. Then depending on growth, you could prune out another old shoot next year or the following year to suit.Give the plant a good feed after you have pruned and be prepared to tie in the new growth as the plant will probably romp away!

Plant identifying help

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 10:40

It sounds like it might be a verbascum. It will probably send up a flower spike a metre or so from the middle of the rossette which will be yellow.

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