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Two shrubs need a name please

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 19:35

I've only seen the photos Fairy ... I did wonder about Osmanthus, but as I said,   I'm not great on shrubs 

I think these are mint

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 19:26

The variegations are quite 'yellow' Phillippa ... I'm not keen on it but am fond of the ordinary one ..when I was a child the crumbly old red brick wall around Ma's rose garden was full of it 

I think these are mint

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 17:57

There is a variegated lemon balm, Melissa officinalis 'Aurea' .... but that isn't it ... I'm 99.9% certain it's Pineapple mint.  

Two shrubs need a name please

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 17:39

Wonky has asked me to post these photos ... she rescued these a few months ago ... they were dead sticks ... she cut them back, potted them up and now look at them!!! 

But she doesn't know what they are and I'm not brilliant at shrubs so it's up to you lot to name them... I'm posting them for her to give her carpal tunnel a rest

willow blight

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 17:20

Fairy, MrsGarden said that they're in the ground now ... but from what I can see most of the ground around them is covered by decking ... they won't be getting much water from rain ... I would  give them each a good couple of buckets full of water every day .

I think these are mint

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 16:41

We'll have to agree to disagree there Onopordum -  I love the scent of it, bees love the flowers and steeping the leaves in boiling water makes a relaxing drink which can help with sleeplessness ... great with a spoonful of honey 

Is it too late to sow sweet peas for this summer?

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 16:04

Yes ... afraid so. 

I think these are mint

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 15:57

I agree with Hosta ... the green one is Lemon balm ... the variegated one looks like a mint, but which sort of mint I can't say from here ... there is a variegated Pineapple Mint that looks like that ... 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 15:44

That's ok Fairy ... I've budged up and put the kettle on ... 

Mind you, not sure what we're going to watch now ............... 

Last edited: 15 July 2017 15:44:59

hydrangea flowers not opening

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 15:42

It sounds as if you have a Lacecap Hydrangea ... they look quite different to the mophead  types.  Much more delicate and elegant ... 

Last edited: 15 July 2017 15:42:55

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