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Clematis ID please

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 18:08

I'm wondering if it's General Sikorski if you scroll down you'll see some with a pinky tinge - we had it in our last garden and it sometimes had a tinge of pink especially in wet weather. 

The Perfect Gentleman

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 17:47

He is a star isn't he   I do hope he's doing ok 

And I hope that your wife is feeling much better now. 

I'm so glad to hear your comments about this forum Fishy - I think I've made some real friends here 


edible or interloper?

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 16:38

I grew up on a farm and when I got home from primary school at this time of year I joined the men out on the fields with a hoe, singling and weeding the rows of sugar beet to earn some pocket money - I developed quite a good eye for weeds that grow in arable fields - plus there was a pull-out poster from the Farmers Weekly pinned on the wall in the boot room. 

Things you learn at that age stay with you.

edible or interloper?

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 16:25

Polygonum persicaria - aka Redshank - a weed of agricultural and recently disturbed land.

Unidentified Plant!

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 16:21

I think this was a duplicate thread - the picture was posted and answered here 

ID help please

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 15:49

I definitely agree that Brunnera is much nicer 

Having put my specs on I can see that the leaves of the first one aren't quite right for Herb Robert - cranesbill, but it's something like it.  

ID help please

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 15:20

The first is cranesbill (the seedheads will show you where the name came from) - geranium robertianum

the second is green alkanet  - pentaglottis sempervirens - both are sometimes regarded as weeds but sometimes as wanted plants.

Both will spread like mad - if they're where you don't want them I suggest pulling them up before the flowers turn to seed. 

Aquilegia photo album

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 13:33

Yes, you've IDd it right 

GARDENERS' WORLD 27 April 2014 ratings success

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 13:31

And the next week it wasn't there 'cos of the snooker ............ barmy 

BBQ Fodder?

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 12:29

A pair of Frenchmen as my Pa would call them 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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