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Posted: 11/04/2014 at 17:39

Ribes sanguineum or possibly Ribes sanguineum glutinosum.  A flowering currant - ornamental, not grown for fruit.  They do produce currants which are edible, but not pleasant.. 

what is attacking my echinacea plant

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 08:12

Either Field Slugs or Garden Slugs - they're the troublemakers 

We have big slugs - Arion Ater - I leave them alone 'cos they eat the little ones 

Lily of the Valley

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 08:08

Hi Artjak

At my granny's garden when I was a child, they ran rampant on well-drained loam with a lot of leafmould in a north facing bed against the house where they got dripped on by inefficient guttering.

 When we left our last place I'd just about got them going in well-drained city dirt with the addition of lots of compost, FYM, and leafmould, this time in a northfacing garden against a shed wall with a constantly dripping gutter.

I've not yet decided where to try them here - the guttering is too good.  

The constant factors seem to be leafmould and drips. 

Help!! Can anyone I.D this plant?

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 08:03

I think it's one of those plants we buy to fill pots in the summer and don't expect them to survive the winter ......... but what it's called ........ 


Posted: 11/04/2014 at 08:02

Sorry Panda, they look familiar but at this time in the morning  however, I know what they're not 

Son's just phoned - should be here in 10mins ............ 


Posted: 11/04/2014 at 07:59

I've not met them myself, but this person wasn't too impressed 


Posted: 11/04/2014 at 07:53

Morning Clari - enjoy 

Newly planted hawthorn hedge

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 07:51

Not too much water - don't want it to feel cold and wet - roots need air too  

I'm so glad you've put the dog roses in as well - when the hedge gets going you could put some native bluebells in, and some foxgloves, Ragged Robin etc .............. it'll be wonderful.

trying to identify this shrub, have tried with two pictures, hope it helps

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 07:48

Deutzia scabra - not something I know - but googling has revealed this 

If that's what you've got Paul I suggest you take some cuttings - we'll all want one 


Posted: 11/04/2014 at 07:17

Daniel has it in hand - have you seen his thread about it?  If you're having PM problems you need to log it with him 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 10:57

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 11:25

Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 14:37

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 06:36

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 10:46

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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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54


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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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46


How to get around the current problem .... 
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