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Plant ID

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 13:06
Edd wrote (see)

You have two different plants in there. The flower is Bacopa 'Scopia Great Pink Beauty'

No wonder I was confused - I'm not good at bedding type plants at the best of times

Clematis cuttings

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 12:41

Thanks Dave - so if I put them on the stone floor of the mini greenhouse they'll be shady but fairly warm - fantastic

Identify plant

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 12:22

Sparaxis aka Corn Lily???

Plant ID

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 11:51

Can't see that Jennifer but I've googled some and there are various types with differing leaves ... I hope someone better than me at bedding plants comes along ...

Plant ID

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 11:33

I'm thinking Achimenes (Hot Water Plant) - but I can't see the flower clearly (and yes, I have got my specs on!) and I'm not sure that the leaves are right for that anyway.

Could we have a closer picture of the flower please?

Green on fences

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 11:29

Wire brush and re-paint.  My OH would insist that I wear a face mask while I wire brush it down. 

Clematis cuttings

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 10:54

I'm planning to try some clematis cuttings and I know there's lots of experience on here, so rather than just hoping for the best I thought I'd pick some brains ...

Where's the best place to put them to root?

Options are:

  • Shady windowsill indoors
  • Mini-wooden greenhouse against east-facing house wall - doors and top open most of the time.
  • Shady northfacing corner outside

Is a plastic bag over the top secured by rubber band a good idea, or a plastic cover or what do you find best?

Any tips?

I'm planning to use 50/50 cuttings compost and horticultural grit.


Old petrol mower wont run

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 10:23

We used to flush out the tank and wash the carb etc with paraffin - but that was in the days when everyone had some paraffin in the garden shed.

Can you tell me what plant this is please?

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 10:00

Jacob's Ladder - Polemonium caeruleum if my spelling is correct.

Mystery fruit tree

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 09:50

That's what I was going to say Nut   How lovely

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