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Posted: 12/04/2015 at 19:56

I have visions of a Canna Hedge

Shrub Id please

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 19:51
Trial-and-Error wrote (see)

It's not a magnolia, but I think it it from the Rosacea family, i.e. a decorative almond (don't know if there is any such thing, doesn't look like a normal almond), or a type of crab apple, or may be even a decorative plum?

But are the leaves right for any of those?

Shrub Id please

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 19:41

On closer inspection the stamens in Tanya's pics are different to the ones in the Magnolia pictures - back to the drawing board Miss Marple

Any ideas what these are

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 19:37

And at a guess the first is Calendula - Pot Marigold

Any ideas what these are

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 19:37

Could the second one be Echium Blue Bedder

Good for bees!


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 19:31

Hi Hosta - glad the Old Speckled Hen medicine worked

50 cannas!!!!!!!!!!! Where are you going to put them all!!!!!!!!!! 

The wind's dropped a bit here, but not before we had a really sharp downpour!!!




Climbing rose with red leaves

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 19:14

Many roses that have deep red or purplish flowers have reddish leaves and stems too, particularly on new growth - the pigment is in the whole plant, not just the petals.

Etoile d'Hollande is just one I can think of with deep red flowers and similar stems and leaves.

Think of a beetroot - the leaves have red stems and veins and often the leaves are purplish too.

Roses with white and yellow blooms tend to have pale green leaves.  Same reason.


Home made compost - why do I get seedlings?

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 18:23
Verdun wrote (see)

It's the best generated within the compost bin that counts rewolfnus. ..........

I don't think Verdun will mind me saying that he meant to say "'s the heat generated within the ...."

It's all the sunny Cornish weather that must've gone to his head


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 18:19

It might be cheaper to get a local garden person (you know, those people who do people's gardens for them) to do it for you - paying them by the hour or the square metre or whatever may work out to your advantage.  You could always ask for a couple of quotes.  Local Garden Centres can usually recommend someone

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Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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