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Identification needed

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 20:13

Aah yes Dove. I've never grown the pineapple one myself - just the more common varieties, mainly the white one. Blooming beautifully right now in fact 

Glad you've got an ID yarrow. Hope it does well for you  

Identification needed

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 18:33

Is it a pineapple broom yarrow? I know the foliage is different from the usual ones on those. I forget it's proper name.


Posted: 21/05/2015 at 18:30

Personally I think a quadruple coloured standard pelargonium would be hideous 

I'm not sure why you'd want to bother grafting them anyway. Being able to do something doesn't necessarily make it a good idea!

Just my opinion - for what it's worth 

Bush Identification and advice...

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 18:23

Now that you say that yarrow - it does look like Skimmia 

Bush Identification and advice...

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 18:21

Hi Frank - it looks like one of the laurels but I can't be 100% sure as the pix are a bit blurry when I enlarge. Have you scraped a bit of the bark on one of the 'dead' bits to see if there's any green underneath? If so, it's still alive and you could prune it back,  feed, water and mulch it, and then wait to see if it comes away again. If it's dead, you could perhaps cut it right back and try to encourage new growth from either side across the front, tying it in as you go as an alternative to replacing it completely. Depends how much time and money you want to spend on it really. 

identification please

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 18:01

After enlarging and seeing the foliage more clearly - I'd agree with Katherine - choisya. 

Are my common Laurels dead?

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 17:59

I think you've drowned them 

They would only have needed watering when you initially planted them.


Posted: 21/05/2015 at 17:56

W'song -  Hope you're better soon. The plants will help - Warsaw Nike is very nice. Had a little look at my Rouge Cardinal today and it has some nice fat buds.  

Glad you had a lovely time on your trip doc 

BL - think you need a lie down now 

Perhaps it was a squirrel who'd forgotten this.....




identification please

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 17:34

Philadlephus would be my guess too doc 

Cheap plants at Aldi!

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 17:33

That's because Aldi is a supermarket - not a nursery or Garden Centre. I don't expect to buy  bread and milk from my local nursery....

These places are fine if you want some bits and pieces cheaply to fill a space, but don't expect a brilliant choice and be prepared to nurture and wait. Clematis, as Richard so eloquently says, need to be potted on and looked after for a considerable amount of time before being put in the garden. Large cuttings are all these 'cheap' climbers are. 

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