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What have I done?

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 14:08

Well, as Steephill says - they can climb - but I'd have thought they'd have preferred something nearer ground level and a bit softer than those tough brittle laurel leaves.  Are we sure it's vine weevil damage? 

Any pics?

What to plant?

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 13:39

And will Grisllinia not grow wider than the 6 inches between the fence and the neighbour's boundary???? 

bluebells

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 13:37

Edd - that was the wrong link - this is the thread where we've been discussing this http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/plants/english-bluebellspanish-bluebellscilla-is-it-me-or-are-these-plants-confusing/316371.html 

And as we discussed, very occasionally white or pink English Native Bluebells occur http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/british-natural-history/survey-bluebells/bluebell-identification/native/ - I photographed one yesterday and posted it on that thread, and Fidgetbones has done the same.  

However, this is very uncommon - it would be helpful to see photographs of your blue/pinkbells Elizabeth, and it would also be good if you could check out the identifying features as shown here http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/british-natural-history/survey-bluebells/bluebell-identification/ 

What is this plant please?

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 11:11

It looks like a Persicaria bistorta, but there are lots and I don't know which one this is 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 10:59

Hi Woody   Glad you had a successful day - tired but happy is very good 

English bluebell,Spanish bluebell,scilla is it me or are these plants confusing

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 10:44
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Your first picture looks a bit like an English native, but I think that the flowers don't all come from one side of the stem, and that they're not drooping enough.  .....

 

Sorry, my mistake - I should've said 'your second pic.............' 

Leatherjackets

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 10:41

Take the plants out of the pots, wash the roots gently and pot up again in fresh compost - laying a piece of gauze, old nylon tight etc over the drainage holes in the pot.  

A pain the the btm, but worth it in the end. 

English bluebell,Spanish bluebell,scilla is it me or are these plants confusing

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 08:33

Your first picture looks a bit like an English native, but I think that the flowers don't all come from one side of the stem, and that they're not drooping enough.  This pic shows English native 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/43912.jpg?width=350

 But as my earlier link says, the  colour of the pollen is the definitive difference, and the scent of course. 

As this link from the Natural History Museum states, "....The flowers are usually deep violet-blue but paler blue forms (rarely white and very rarely pink) do occur...." and I photographed one yesterday in the centre of a 125 hectare Ancient Woodland 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/43913.jpg?width=350

 

Favourite Garden Pest

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 08:21

We don't have a lot of snails in this garden, but those we do have are mainly the lovely banded ones, that look like mint humbugs, they're so pretty 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/43910.jpg?width=200&height=252&mode=max

 We also have large red slugs Arion rufus who mate on our lawn on damp summer mornings - they are impressive, and as they eat the keel slugs and little grey ones that do most of the damage in the garden, I leave them alone. 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/43911.jpg?width=450&height=350&mode=max

 

What to plant?

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 07:41

Six inches of land full of old tree roots is not going to grow anything of any height.  I agree with pansyface - I think a fence with climbers is the answer.  

We have a row of trellis on top of our fences to give additional height without it being oppressive, and we grow montana and alpina clematis there - they provide good cover quite quickly. 

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