Dovefromabove


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Primroses and Polyanthus

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 21:02

The leaves will continue to grow and look lush for a while, then they'll gradually die down and disappear - just remove them as they go brown and they'll be fine. 

Plant IDs please!

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 20:53

That's it Mark http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=3867  

Primroses and Polyanthus

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 20:47

When they finish flowering will depend to a large extent on the weather - this seems to be a fantastic spring for primroses and polyanthus.  

When they have finished just take the flowering stems off at the base.  The plants will continue to grow for a while, and at this stage you can increase them by dividing the larger plants and planting out.  They will then die down and disappear until next spring. 

Laburnum split trunk

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 20:38

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Plant IDs please!

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 20:07

Yellow flowering shrub - forsythia

Second plant with pink flowers - not sure but possibly a type of Kalanchoe - not hardy. 

Pink flower to the right - definitely not primrose but it's name's gone right out of my head (blame the hectic weekend I've just had) someone else will remember. 

Small with rubber leaves - another Kalanchoe - not hardy

Last one - yes, a heather 

 

 

Fuschia shrub

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 20:03

I think I'd cut it hard back close to the base and give it a feed of Fish Blood and Bone and a thick mulch of good compost and/or well-rotted farmyard manure.  I'd have done it about a month ago really, but it'll be fine to do it now. 

I'd also take lots of cuttings. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 19:57

Hello folks - we're back  

I just typed a long post with all the info about our trip,  my plant purchases  and gifts from Nut  and the lovely time we had looking around her garden and the delicious lunch she'd prepared for us - but it all disappeared into the ether and I'm too tired to type it again now - I'll tell you all about it in the morning 

Can anyone please identify this plant/weed?

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 19:23

I'm pretty sure it's the Common Field Speedwell, known to us when children as 'Bird's Eye' because of it's pretty blue flowers.  It's a common weed of cultivated soil - frequent use of the hoe to remove seedlings will deal with it. 

Anyone planted out their sweet pea seedlings?

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 14:24

Have you hardened them off?  If so they won't be damaged by frost if you plant them out now 

Clematis

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 14:23

I have had the lovely double greenish-white blooms in the past - I planted a new DofE last 18 months ago and had a couple of smallish blooms last year - this year it's smaller than the other clematis planted at that time, but it looks healthy.  

I've found that sometimes it sends up a lot of fresh sappy growth and then some of this collapses overnight - not Clematis Wilt as it's only the top part of the growth that collapses, and only on one 'branch' - if that happens don't panic, I've found that the rest of the plant carries on regardless.  

It's more of a tortoise than a hare, but a very beautiful tortoise 

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