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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 

What's this plant?

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 07:16

Ivy??? you've got ivy too??? - we had ivy up to the eaves and 7ft wide on each fence - the weight of it brought the fences down  in a rainstorm!!!  

But we've got rid of the ivy and the Russian Vine and the soapwort only creeps through from next door when I let it - I was out there attacking it yesterday!!!  

If you're not my neighbour then the person who lived at your house before you must be cloned from the person who lived here!!!  

what is attacking my echinacea plant

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 07:12

Pah!  Putting slug pellets down doesn't mean that it can't be slugs .... they don't read the instructions 

If it isn't slugs it's snails 

Or it's both of them ............ they gang up on us you know 

Get some dry gritty sand and spread it thickly on the soil all around the plants for a radius  of about 6" - they won't cross that.  Then make sure there are no plants nearby that they can climb up and weigh down and use as a 'bridge' - they're very crafty!

Then the only way they can get to the plants is by tunnelling underground, so that narrows the culprits down to those little grey slugs 

Good luck - we're all in this together you know 

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