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Need plant I-D please.

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 19:56

Looks like someone planted some choice plants in that garden of yours Jack 

And when that Love in a Mist flowers, leave the seedheads on - they puff up like some strange sort of puffer fish and look so odd, and the goldfinches will come and balance on them and eat the seeds - you'll wonder how those frail plants can support the weight of the birds - my daughter lives right in the centre of a busy town, and she has flocks of goldfinches on her Love in a Mist.


Need plant I-D please.

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 19:41

Maybe too, as it was overshadowed by other plants,  it didn't get enough direct sunlight for the leaves to produce all those sugars that make the glorious colours when the cold snap arrives - poor thing didn't stand a chance this last year - now it's going to get sunlight and space, and hopefully some Fish Blood and Bone ticked into the soil around it - it's going to be so happeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

You wait until next autumn 

Plant sometimes commonly called Bumble Bee plant/Bee plant/shrub?

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 19:36
pariate wrote (see)

Okay, sorry that I misinterpreted!  To be honest, because I know so little about gardening, I tend to think that all my questions must make experienced gardeners despair somewhat, but was really worried by the thought that I was guilty of a true gardening faux pas! 

Thank you all for your help on the plant, I'm so, so glad I've found it again, and thank you also for your last few posts reassuring me about my last post. 

 Trots off to post another thread about planting climbers on supports, hoping that this won't be another obviously newbie question*

We like it when we get a few easier questions pariate - it means we stand a good chance of knowing the answers 

Daffodil bulbs

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 19:24



Posted: 22/02/2014 at 19:17

Don't know what those ???s are doing there 


Glad the plants arrived - the little ones were very little so I popped one that's a bit bigger in to each packet as well - and the bigger ones have some seeds - they'll bury themselves in the ground and you'll have more babies next year 


Posted: 22/02/2014 at 19:13

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” 
??? Edmund Burke 

18C  statesman, author, orator, political theorist and philosopher

Something I believe in very strongly and often quoted by others. 

Need plant I-D please.

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 17:31

That bergenia needs some tlc and a bit of space to grow.  Snails like to lurk under the leaves 


Posted: 22/02/2014 at 17:25

Stacey - those hellebores are gorgeous!!!

Need plant I-D please.

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 17:23

Snap Fidget and Panda  

Need plant I-D please.

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 17:22

The first one looks like one of the honeysuckles ....... and something else that I'm not sure about.

The second one is a cornus - one of the ones with red bark on new growth - you cut them right back in the spring and it grows lots of new stems, and then in the autumn when the leaves fall off you have wonderful coloured stems for the winter. 

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