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Are these 3 weeds

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 21:30

POPPY is Papaver rhoeas, common red corn poppy.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 21:13

Hot all day. Too hot for digging holes, but I did manage to get the banana planted.

Are these 3 weeds

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 20:59

Sweet alyssum, poppy, cornflower. Not what I call weeds.

ID Folks

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 20:48

Viburnum opulus  snowball Bush.


Posted: 07/06/2016 at 19:00

A thistle. It could be a scotch thistle...Onopordum acanthium, but I would like a side view as well and height.

I.d. Without picture

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 18:55

Nuts got the Crystal ball.


Posted: 07/06/2016 at 18:52

You cut the old leaves off in spring to showcase the flowers. You will currently have this year's leaves and the flower stalks. Cut the flower stalks back to the base. Leave all the leaves on unless they are diseased, they will build the plant up to give a good flower display next year. If you give them a liquid feed every now and then during the summer, that will help too. A teaspoon of phostrogen in a watering can of water once a fortnight will do.

1st garden!! What are all these plants????

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 18:03

Does pampas grass ring a bell.? Nasty sharp stuff that you need gloves to get it out?

Aquilegia flowers 2016

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 17:55

B3, what sort of shape do you want?

Singles, doubles, pom poms, Barlow shape, long spurred, short spurred, stellata? 

Then choose what colour you want.  I'll see what I can do. Oh I have some golden leaved varieties too.

1st garden!! What are all these plants????

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 15:36

I agree with Andy.  Lollipopping it does not work for most shrubs. Thin out old wood to the base.  If the plants are too big, scrap them and start again with something more suitable to the space.

The jasmine will probably need a good watering. Treat that planter as if it is a big pot. It may get too dry.

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