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PPP (Percy's problem page)

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 12:17

First one's just a holly I think Percy and the second is geranium 'Wargrave Pink' - grows like  a weed everywhere up here. Netting is probably the best method.

Wouldn't use weedkiller if it was me. Think you'll just have to bite the bullet and dig that out when the time comes. Might be a bit messy but it will settle down in time. In my last garden we had a large pond which was spring fed and there was a little waterfall where the supply came in. We had a cotoneaster and lots of ferns there. Is it dry in that spot or damp? You can get evergreen ferns which would do the job well. Some of the sedges would work too especially if you plant them on an angle.

flowering plant ID, but no flowers, just a bulb!

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 12:10

I was going to say - looks a bit like feverfew foliage to me- and since Hortum's IDd it as a tanacetifolia that ties in. Feverfew is tanacetum.

It will have seeded in from somewhere SP 


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 12:05

Just about to put the washing out and the heavens have opened 

That's what I  get for chit chatting on here instead of getting out earlier. Bathroom's clean though 

More tea....

Is mahonia invasive?

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 11:48

There's a huge one where I work - north facing area but quite open so it gets quite a bit of sun. Loads of other shade loving planting around it - Camellias, Skimmias, Rhodies, Pieris etc.. Lovely deep green as you say and it flowers like nothing else in winter. 

A grand Auld Lad.

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 11:44

A lot of hugs is what they all should have David eh? We all owe them such a great debt. 

We should never forget. 


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 11:30

Dove - sorted 

Percy- you just have to learn to multi task....

Is mahonia invasive?

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 11:23

You're right blairs - they really suffer in too much sun don't they? 

Another Plant Id from me

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 11:21

Think it may be a deciduous Azalea Coys but I can't see it well enough as it won't enlarge.

If there's new growth on it that's a good sign though 

Potato flowers

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 11:14

Can I just clarify something? Dove was not referring to anyone as being a 'nut' on the thread in question  Buddyboy.. She was replying to the post made by nutcutlet. We all call her nut - which she quite enjoys as she is nuts and that's why we love her. Although it's also because she is extremely knowledgeable and helpful  

Oh - and Dove is also female.

And I think you might find yourself being reported for the personal attack above on other posters.

Have a good day.

Potentilla Flowers Shrivelled

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 11:02


It's funny you saying that Dave - as that's often the recommendation, yet here (in Scotland) I've had them growing in various gardens in quite a lot of shade and often in very unhospitable wet soggy soil. There's an established one in next door's garden which borders my front path - gets very little sun apart from later in the day - and I had to cut loads of it away just the other day as it's right across the path! They're very forgiving shrubs - so they're  really useful for tricky spaces.

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