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Posted: Today at 17:02

What a clever Womble!!!

diseased mint

Posted: Today at 16:40

Dave, I was just going to say - aphid damage - often seen on young mint leaves.  Pick it off or use a soapy water spray.  Nothing to worry about.

Any well recommended Tree Surgeons?

Posted: Today at 16:37

Hi again Jefferey

I don't know the area so unfortunately I can't help, other than to remind you that you seemed to think highly enough of a local arboriculturist to mention his name twice previously on the forum

Is he no longer around?

ID for hardy geranium please

Posted: Today at 16:23

Growing behind my pond in the shade - bone dry in summer, damp in winter.  The plant is a good 15 - 18" tall with very fresh-green coloured scented leaves.  The flower is small - little more than a centimeter in diameter, with pretty fringed petals. It dies right down in the winter.

This might be one given to me by lovely Nutcutlet, or it might be one of the interesting unknowns that spring up from time to time in this garden.

 It's bottom right in the third pic - to show scale etc.

Horrible stringy weed - what is it?

Posted: Today at 15:01

Perhaps I should take longer and check my answers

Horrible stringy weed - what is it?

Posted: Today at 14:49

Yes, I lay claim to having had a Senior Moment ........ I've earned it

Horrible stringy weed - what is it?

Posted: Today at 14:10
nutcutlet wrote (see)

My files (mental) have cinquefoil and silverweed as two different plants Dove. 

Silverweed is prettier

Your mental files are probably working better than mine at the moment Nut - I've just had a phone call from Waitrose - I didn't pick up my cashback at the weekend

Why does my clematis do this?

Posted: Today at 14:06

It's not a clematis I know, but the British Clematis Society website says that it flowers at this time of year on old growth and later in the year on new growth, so it's behaving as it should, but you say the later growth is sparse.

Do you feed it enough?  Clematis are very hungry feeders, and this clematis produces large flowers.  I would feed this type of clematis with special Clematis food every three/four weeks from March to September - hopefully this way it'll have enough energy to give you a really good display later in the year as well as early on.

Welcome to the plants forum

Posted: Today at 13:58

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