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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 18:07

Just bought another water butt, but will I ever need to water again? I now have so many recepticles filled with rainwater that I doubt I'll get to use it all even if we had a heatwave till Xmas! My claysoil borders are full of water AGAIN! I despair, as plants are getting flattened, nothing is growing in the veg patch or GH as it's too cold. One of my cucumber plants has keeled over with frostbite I reckon! Now gale force winds and heavy showers predicted for tomorrow, which puts the kibosh on my planned trip to Kew Gardens!

Diggingdoris is depressed!!!

 

lilac and laburnum

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 17:57

I was told years ago that one in every 4 years a lilac tree has a bit of a rest. Not sure how true that is, or whether it's an old wives tale!

Do you know what this pretty plant is?

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 20:50

Glad I could help smallswan. I agree this is brilliant. I love the way everyone helps everyone else. We all learn stuff over the years, but we still need to ask advice with new plants or problems. I just wish I could meet some of these interesting people!

Maybe when we go to flower shows we should wear a badge with our forum name on it, then we could identify each other!

Trachelospermum jasminoides

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 20:35

I planted this last year and made sure it was well fleeced and protected for the winter. Problem is the stems are now almost completely brown and the only green leaves are right near the soil and there's only a few of them now. Should I cutt it right back and hope for new growth or just see if it survives. I so want this plant to go up a trellis, as I love the scent. Mum's got one that grows like mad and I did not expect problems with mine!

Help identifying mystery plants

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 20:19

Sorry missed out no.7 toadflax as the others said.

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!

 

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