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Plant Identification? Similar to buxus?

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 16:06

Hi Jordan - strangely enough we've just been discussing topiary on another thread. Try googling Lonicera nitida - that might just be what you have 

When to plant out perennial plug plants

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 15:48

I think that should be banned right away Verd 

I certainly don't want to give you incorrect info Sam - but I've never heard of anyone having issues with cats and lilies. I think it's a case of common sense most of the time, and you're probably going about it the right way 

Who are they???

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 15:03

Angela - do you mean this type of planting in walls?


 or have I got hold of the wrong end of the stick 


Posted: 09/01/2016 at 15:00

T'bird - my kitchen floor is the perfect colour to hide dirt - stone tiles which are a sandy brown colour 

I do steam clean it occasionally - honest.... 

I just made some oaty biscuits - no cake left here 

I found a link online to the bush fires. Very sad, but they do seem very good at getting on top of it. Must be exhausting though 


Posted: 09/01/2016 at 14:57

Ooh - what are your loniceras going to be kogreen? 

When to plant out perennial plug plants

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 14:52

I grew lilies and also had two cats at the same time. They never had any inclination to go near them. 

Not sure that's much help but I think it's possibly one of those slightly misleading 'every plant's going to kill us' type of warnings. 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 10:42

Some lovely pix Marion -  and wonderful that you already have some pollination 

Hope the garden goes from strength to strength and you continue to get a lot of pleasure from it.

You're always so positive. A lesson for anyone in life  

bog garden

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 09:24

I'm confused...nothing strange there.... 

Does the OP want suggestions or is he/she simply making a statement? 

Why is the sky blue? Why is snow white? Why is water wet?


Out of season growth

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 09:21

KatiG - I wouldn't do anything in the garden - the bulbs will adjust as and when weather changes. I don't grow roses, but I would expect you would prune/feed  at the usual times.

The weather in general has been milder and plants have altered accordingly - it's just the way it sometimes is. Enjoy the changes and any flowers as they appear!  


Posted: 09/01/2016 at 09:15

I love topiary - although I think I'm in a minority on here! I don't have any though - but it's something I'd love to have. Box is the usual choice although yew is sometimes used as well.

I think you could use some of the shrubby honeysuckles - Lonicera nitida, but they're faster growing so you'd need to have a lot of time to snip! You can buy wire frames to give you a guide, but I think I'd start with columns, squares and cones initially, until you've 'got your eye in'.

Or just go for it -m be a leader and create some abstract shapes! 

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