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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! 

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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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Posted: 03/03/2014 at 12:57

Yes  pull them out and put them in the wheely bin - you'll never get rid of them, but better get them out at this stage - once you've let them seed they'll be everywhere!

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Posted: 03/03/2014 at 11:45

If I click on the pics they enlarge - don't they do that for everyone? 

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Posted: 03/03/2014 at 11:44

Oh, and those innocent looking little green sprigs behind the aquilegia?  

That's Hairy Bittercress and it's a weed and it spreads like mad so pull them up quickly and don't put them in the compost heap!!! 

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