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What plant is identifiable to which member?

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 16:29
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

....Dove's are silvery and soft, so I was thinking Stachys Byzantina, but I don't know if she likes it. She's just made a pond and that's more for dry places.

 

Well, I've certainly 'embraced the silver' as my hairdresser says (much cheaper without the colouring) and although we have a pond in the back garden, the Stachys might be just what we need out in the west facing front garden 

Mony Don

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 16:25

Seems only 5 minutes ago that people on here were complaining about Carol's 'over enthusiasm' and 'artificial brightness' or some such terms.  

To misquote Abraham Lincoln, it seems that "....you can please some of the people some of the time, but you'll never please all of the people all of the time" 

Half Barrel Ponds

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 16:20

Some ideas here http://www.puddleplants.co.uk/Barrel/ 

Bee Hotel

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 16:11

Lots of info here  http://www.foxleas.com/bee_house.htm 

ID and help please

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 16:06

That's an elderberry bush (Sambucus) grown from a seed in a bird dropping.  It's growing in the accumulation of leafmould that has accumulated in the fork of those branches.  It's roots won't penetrate the robinia; if you want to remove it you can just pull it out. 

Buddleja Lochinch Problem

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 16:00

It does look a bit sorry for itself - can you see all that greening on the soil around it?  That indicates that the soil is damp and sour with not enough air in it.

I would lift that shrub and replant - first preparing another planting site by digging in a generous helping of organic matter - multi-purpose compost would be fine, and a generous helping of horticultural grit.  The grit will help improve the drainage in that area.  Dig that in over an area of about a square metre, and then plant your buddleja in the middle of it.  

When you plant it water it in once, say a small prayer and then ignore it for at least a month - in a month's time, if the soil is dry an inch below the surface give it half a bucket of water and leave it another month, and repeat until the autumn.  

 

Direction arrow

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 15:47

Contact address here magazine@gardenersworld.com 

Rose suckers?

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 15:46

The RHS website describes Rosa Ballerina as having "usually thorny stems" , so your long shoots sound right

 http://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/details?plantid=5228 

Cowslips

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 15:40

They only flower once a year and should have finished flowering by now.  

I would lift and replant them now; just keep the soil around them moist (not soggy)  If they are in large clumps you could also split the clumps and they will bulk up again over the next year. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 15:15

Sorry Lily, think we've got all the fine weather  - hazy sunshine all day so far - a nice push along the cliff top with the Aged Ps, ice creams and  mugs of hot chocolate (Ma says it's that time of year ) , a stroke of the muzzle and a conversation for Pa with the lovely Shire who pulls the carriage for rides through the town and back to The Lovely Home in time for lunch.  

Now I'm home for a ham sandwich and a long cold drink 

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