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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!

 

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.

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