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Can anyone help ID these plants please?

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 17:42

Yes, might be Spanish bluebell - we'll know soon enough - it'll be putting up flower spikes soon if it is 

nutcutlet wrote (see)

If the leaves in 1. that come off half way up and go to the right belong to this shrub it's a cotoneaster. The manner of growth looks right, I wasn't  sure about the berries

I think the second one is a bulb

Yes, I wasn't sure about the berries, but the growth and leaves look very much like a cotoneaster. 

Can anyone please identify these plants?

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 17:39

I don't know cardamine quinquefolia Nut - just googled it - looks as if it's another candidate for under the ash trees 

Found a couple of new things in the garden.

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 16:24

Dead head it after it's flowered 

Found a couple of new things in the garden.

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 16:00

1. Grape hyacinth /muscari

2. One of the ornamental forms of celandine (distinguished from the pesky wild one by the silvery markings on the leaves) .  Not sure which one it is, there are several. The ornamental ones are usually not as invasive as the wild one either.  

3. Kerria japonica pleniflora

4. Not sure - really familiar but can't come up with a name 

Cheese plant trunk snapped in the middle due to lack of support

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 15:55

Sad, but I think it will resprout from the base, given some tlc and time.  

I'd repot it with some good compost and this time incorporate a moss pole to support the plant.  

Good luck  

Can anyone help ID these plants please?

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 15:51

The one on the left of the possible Day Lily is a wild euphorbia or spurge commonly regarded as a weed. 

The shrub might be one of the cotoneasters - hard to tell without the leaves. 

Cheese plant trunk snapped in the middle due to lack of support

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 14:27

Georgie, to post a pic click on the little tree icon above where you type your post and follow the instructions 

To feed or not?

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 14:26

We don't have cats now but have done in the past.  I've found that there are times of day when the bird feeders are much busier, and I used to make a point of keeping the cats indoors at those times.  It worked fairly well.

As for birds of prey - we have sparrowhawks in the area, but we also get visits from the peregrine falcons that nest on Norwich Cathedral spire - they pick the fat woodpigeons off our roof - sometimes we see it happen!  Amazing! 

Last 3 plant ID's

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 13:57

We talked about pruning overgrown hebe here

I think I'm right in saying they're not keen on being cut back hard - take some cuttings!!!

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