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Help identifying mystery plants

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 20:17

Hypericum ,aquilegia,peony, currant of some sort, pear or crab apple?, centaurea montana, cotoneaster, spiraea, valerian.

I've got 8 out of the 10 you showed in my garden, so I'm fairly certain.

Can anyone help identifying a plant?

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 19:51

Yes Beware! I had some of this in a raised bed/rockery and within a few years that was about the only plant on it! It smothered everything. Beautiful, but keep an eye on it. I was busy with new babies at the time and let it just take over.

Do you know what this pretty plant is?

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 19:46

Looks like my Thalictrum aquilegifolium. Has yours got leaves that look like the ones on an aquilegia plant? Hence the name!

bird of paradise

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 21:37

Hubby has just bought me one for indoors. Am I likely to get it to flower without the heat of a conservatory? Does it really grow to 3ft?

top 5

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 21:35

hyacinths for that springtime scent

pinks for their toughness and scent

lilies for their bright colours and scent

lavender for.... guess what

hebes for their many varieties, a shape and size for anywhere

and of course clematis, because they love to show off!

OOps! that's 6 but I could go on all night. I think I see a pattern there somewhere!

 

seeds not germinated

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 18:01

I sowed Verbena bonariensis and honesty into trays on 13th May. Still no sign of anything. Have got the plastic covers on the trays, and in a cold greenhouse, that gets quite warm on a good day. So what's wrong, I don't usually have a problem.

New Hibiscus not shooting

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 17:54

Mine is covered with leaves, so unless you are in a very cold spot I should have thought yours should be showing some growth by now.

I want daisies to grow in the grass

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 17:51

Try transplanting into a large pot to start with and let them go to seed. I have them coming up in the borders near  where they are in the lawn. I keep my grass mown regularly but it does not kill the daisies. I love them, my hubbie thinks I'm mad. I often pick a bunch just before I get the mower out, and have an egg cup full on the kitchen windowsill.

Forget me not

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 17:45

One thing I do know is that once you've got them you'll never be without them! I had some seeds 40 years ago and I've got hundreds of them coming up year after year. They will just drop seeds and keep growing  new plants.

Talkback: Native versus non-native plants

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 17:34

Not sure it's a native but my ceanothus is massed with blue flowers and has a constant hum as there must be 50 bees on it at any one time. My blue scabious has the biggest bumble bees on it that I have ever seen! The aquilegias are fantastic this year as well and always being visited by the bees, and the lithodora on the rockery is covered with them as well. Are any of these plants native to us?

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