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What plant is this please?

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 14:38

Snap Nut!!!

What plant is this please?

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 14:37

That looks like one of the Phormiums

I'm trying to root this plant but will it work?

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 14:35

I don't think it's going to root with just a leaf and leafstem - it needs to be a cutting taken from a main stem.

See information here about preparing a semi ripe cutting

I'm trying to root this plant but will it work?

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 13:35

What plant is it Daisy???

Plant ID Please

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 11:20

Celandine - ranunculus ficaria - pretty wild spring flower but can be invasive.

Wild arum, aka Jack in the pulpit, Cuckoo Pint, Lords & Ladies - Arum maculatum.  Another wild flower, can be invasive, toxic berries in the autumn. 

I love them both

Gardens for Dogs

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 11:04

Well said Steve   a subject very close to my heart too - there are far too many greedy, ignorant and uncaring people producing puppies, poor scrappy little things with heart problems and other defects caused by in-breeding or breeding from bitches carrying genes for hereditary problems.  You can't always tell by looking at them!  However the problems lead to huge expense and often misery for the dog and heartbreak for the owners.

However, a good breeder who understands what they're doing, takes advice from a good vet and cares about their reputation and the puppies they produce is a treasure.  It's well worth paying a premium for a properly produced puppy.  Even a cross-breed costs money to produce properly.

Rant over



Dedicated to dogs

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 09:38

Aww, dacshund and black lab - two of my absolute faves - I once had one of each at the same time (well, the dax was really a  mini wire haired dacshund x JRT - a wonderful cross).  A real Irish Brace


Posted: 28/03/2015 at 08:26

Will do Verdun

Tulip trouble

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 08:23

That picture looks very familiar - I think it's one of the Kaufmaniana tulips (sometimes known as the Waterlily tulip).  Early flowering, very short stemmed, large blooms with long petals that open like a waterlily. 

Don't worry, they're doing what they're supposed to do   but stop watering them!

calling Gardengirl

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 07:35

Where's she got to?

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Geum Totally Tangerine

It's got to be moved ... 
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Which Cornish Garden to visit in September?

If you could only choose one ........... 
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Last Post: 13/09/2015 at 15:52

Winter container display

Stuck for ideas 
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Last Post: 12/09/2015 at 15:37

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 19:53

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 08:10

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 20:16

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

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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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

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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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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