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Posted: 11/04/2014 at 17:39

Ribes sanguineum or possibly Ribes sanguineum glutinosum.  A flowering currant - ornamental, not grown for fruit.  They do produce currants which are edible, but not pleasant.. 

what is attacking my echinacea plant

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 08:12

Either Field Slugs or Garden Slugs - they're the troublemakers 

We have big slugs - Arion Ater - I leave them alone 'cos they eat the little ones 

Lily of the Valley

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 08:08

Hi Artjak

At my granny's garden when I was a child, they ran rampant on well-drained loam with a lot of leafmould in a north facing bed against the house where they got dripped on by inefficient guttering.

 When we left our last place I'd just about got them going in well-drained city dirt with the addition of lots of compost, FYM, and leafmould, this time in a northfacing garden against a shed wall with a constantly dripping gutter.

I've not yet decided where to try them here - the guttering is too good.  

The constant factors seem to be leafmould and drips. 

Help!! Can anyone I.D this plant?

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 08:03

I think it's one of those plants we buy to fill pots in the summer and don't expect them to survive the winter ......... but what it's called ........ 


Posted: 11/04/2014 at 08:02

Sorry Panda, they look familiar but at this time in the morning  however, I know what they're not 

Son's just phoned - should be here in 10mins ............ 


Posted: 11/04/2014 at 07:59

I've not met them myself, but this person wasn't too impressed 


Posted: 11/04/2014 at 07:53

Morning Clari - enjoy 

Newly planted hawthorn hedge

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 07:51

Not too much water - don't want it to feel cold and wet - roots need air too  

I'm so glad you've put the dog roses in as well - when the hedge gets going you could put some native bluebells in, and some foxgloves, Ragged Robin etc .............. it'll be wonderful.

trying to identify this shrub, have tried with two pictures, hope it helps

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 07:48

Deutzia scabra - not something I know - but googling has revealed this 

If that's what you've got Paul I suggest you take some cuttings - we'll all want one 


Posted: 11/04/2014 at 07:17

Daniel has it in hand - have you seen his thread about it?  If you're having PM problems you need to log it with him 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:19

Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Last Post: 04/03/2014 at 08:00

Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Last Post: 14/03/2014 at 13:28

Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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Last Post: 21/02/2014 at 10:05

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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Last Post: 22/03/2014 at 12:18

New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Last Post: 31/01/2014 at 10:05

Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Last Post: 27/01/2014 at 20:27

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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Last Post: 10/02/2014 at 17:33

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

A reason to get out there in the fresh air and count anything that's flowering .... 
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Last Post: 03/01/2014 at 17:42

What is this ornamental tree please?

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A Holly Orchard

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Last Post: 28/12/2013 at 14:46

Happy Endings

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Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

Probably a little late for this year but .... 
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Growing Mushrooms

Has anyone done it on purpose? 
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