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PM for Artjak Compost advice

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 15:06

PM'd you artjak

Plant ID's please

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 20:28

I know it's difficult at this time of year, the garden I'm working in hasn't been well maintained by the previous so called 'gardener'. 

6 I managed to identify as a Lonicera. 8 isn't a herb, no smell at all, first thing I thought of as well, I think it's a salvia of some sort. 2 isn't a perennial poppy, there are actually two plants there, the one in the front is the mystery. Again maybe a salvia of some sort I know I've seen it before, but memory fails me.

I had thought of a Daphne, but it's in the wrong soil for it and it's not doing well, so thanks for the confirmation.

Thanks for the musk mallow, I had a suspicion, but wasn't a 100%.

4 is a very young shasta daisy of some sort, I realised after posting I'd done it by mistake, they are everywhere. self seeded of course.

7 is the real sticker for me, It's about 4-5ft tall and all that's distinctive is the seed head, first glance I thought acanthus, but it's not, but the seed head is similar. I may have to wait for next year now as they are all composting now!

Thanks for your efforts peeps, appreciate it.

Plant ID's please

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 17:51

 Hi Peeps, help with the above please. Some of them are a bit skeletal but I'd appreciate any suggestions. Thanks in advance.

Two ID's please

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 19:46

I had removed the spent flower heads already on the phlomis. I have to see what the client wants to do with it, it's a small area but I have the rest of the garden to sort out first, it's huge, I'll be working till christmas eve on it and beyond so I have my work cut out. May be more ID's to come as she's a bit of a plant collector. Thanks all I really appreciate it.

Two ID's please

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 17:38

Thanks nut its phlomis russeliana, just found a a good foliage pic online and strike 2 its the acer, thank you.

Two ID's please

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 17:11

 Hi Folks, 

Just been taken on for a very large garden, would like someone to ID the above for me. I particularly like the tree, it's a stunning orange red colour. Thanks in anticipation.

Preposterous question....

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 17:47

Any man who thinks men they are superior to women lives on Mars. Women live on Venus and they only get together to procreate. Mischief Verdun mischief. 

Best bosses I have ever had have been women.

I know my place!

Littler Rambler Rose still in pot...

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 15:14

Potted roses can be left for the winter in the pot. I'd put in in a sheltered position if you have nowhere to plant it for the moment. If you have a position for it then it can go in. If it gets really cold a little shelter will be of benefit, but otherwise it will need no special precautions.

Autumn turf deteriorating fast....Help!!!!

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 14:21

Leave rolling till it's drained in late spring, doing it now risks creating a bit of 'hard pan' which will make drainage an issue. Your'e more likely to end with a boggy mess if you do it now.

How to prune 2 mature viburnums

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 14:17

Try this link to the RHS john, viburnums are usually pruned after flowering in spring and can take a hard prune, which in turn will produce new wood, so be brave, a hard prune can give you everything you want. As usual mulch and feed after pruning.

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