Dave Morgan

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Plant ID

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 13:24

Far more likely to be penstemon looking at the thickness of those woody stems.

Lilly beatles

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 20:05

Well so far I've squished 3 or 4 a day and I only have a few Lillie's but I've never had so many beetles.

Oleander problemp

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 18:39

Prof although i don't grow them personally one of my clients has a good number, potted and kept frost free over winter. Every spring there is some dieback or leaf loss. All I do is water and feed them and they quickly perk up and put on new growth. They like rain rather than tap water and sun. I see yours are in the garden so I'd cut out the dead and feed.

plant id please

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 18:33

Yes they're classed as weeds, they self seed like nothing so they're always somewhere.

Help me identify

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 16:26

Yes looks like aquilegia vulgaris nice but as kitty says self seeds like a maniac and not as colourful as the cultivar's.

plant id please

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 16:23

Could be one of the speedwell's.

New wild flower garden

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 16:10

Hi Emma, wildflower areas aren't an easy option for any garden. I've done quite a few now for clients and the work involved is similar to that in preparing ground for a lawn. Wildflowers as ladybird has said need sun and mostly open ground to do well. Under trees isn't a really suitable area. Some of these mixes in GC's won't contain wildflowers which would suit that situation anyway and to be honest they aren't that good either. Decent seed suppliers have better mixes which obviously cost more but the results are better in my opinion. Much of what grows in woodland is quite specific in terms of conditions. If I were you I'd be inclined to get a list of the sort of woodland plants you want and then go for either potted or plug plants and do it that way. That way you get half decent plants that are far more likely to establish and multiply on their own. Yes the initial cost would be higher but in the long term it would be an investment, as once established it would require little or no maintenance.


Posted: 11/05/2016 at 13:34

Emma, spend the money, as Lou has said it's worth it in the long run.

De-Leaf my Bare root Rose plant?

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 13:29

Korno, everybody has said water it, which is correct, however you need to water it weekly. Bare root roses take a year to settle and get good root systems, and they need huge amounts of water to develop the root systems,  so do it weekly no matter what weather you have.

Unknown plant

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 19:29

We need a picture to really help you passionate.

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