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Mystery French plant

Posted: Yesterday at 07:39

Ooops, I got waylaid by a cup of coffee - I see that plenty of people are around to help

Mystery French plant

Posted: Yesterday at 07:37

It looks to me like a verbena - possibly the one called Spanish Flag, or something similar. 

Not sure if it would be hardy in the UK - probably fine in the south west, so it depends where you live - it might survive with some protection - I'm sure someone who knows will be along shortly.


Posted: Yesterday at 07:18

Mine always has a few bright yellow leaves at this time of year - pick them off before they fall if they offend your eye. 

If all the leaves go yellow then you have a problem some come back and let us know

saving trees from a new garden building

Posted: Yesterday at 07:15

Bumping again .... anyone got any ideas?

Help identifing a nest

Posted: Yesterday at 07:02

Possibly a pigeon's egg, but it won't be viable now and it's quite ok to get rid of it


Posted: Yesterday at 06:57

Good morning all

Yvie, glad you've found out what it is and that it's no worse than that - horrid tho' - it swept through our village when my two were small - somehow they escaped it.  Back then it was treated with Gentian Violet - we got quite used to seeing childfren with purple hands and lips. 

I had chickenpox as an adult - I had spots where no one should have them!!!  The following year I had mumps - I was so poorly - there are photographs somewhere but thankfully I've no idea where!

Liri - your garden looks lovely

Narrow Garden Issue

Posted: Yesterday at 06:45

I would go for a crab apple - one of the best is Golden Hornet - in my experience it's growth is quite upright for at least the first 10 to 15 years, and although it does start to spread a bit as it gets older, it would be quite possible to prune it to keep it to the size and shape you want without it looking silly.

Crab apple blossom is loved by pollinating insects and of course many birds and insects love the fruit, but one of my favourite memories of the Golden Hornet outside my window is of flocks of Longtailed tits hopping around in it's branches after insects.

want to come back

Posted: Yesterday at 06:38

Hi Chica - good to see you

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 17:02

Last Saturday in October is getting quite close to November for a garden visit ....

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 10:10

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38


Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

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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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

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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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 08:23

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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