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Plant identification

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 21:18

No guarantees, its just that is what came to mind.

Help, perennials, everything is dying/wilting!

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 21:15

The lily, I just cut off the flower head. That stops it making seeds, and the leaves can push nutrient back into the bulb to build it up for next year.


 If the sunflower main flower has already wilted , cut it off to encourage the side shoots. Otherwise it puts its energy into making seed. I would let it do that later on in the year.

Beech Hedge Dying - Advice Please

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 21:12

They do turn brown in winter and stay on until spring, but it is a bit early for that. My beech is still all at the green stage.

Beech Hedge Dying - Advice Please

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 21:11

Water it at least once a week with a bucket of water per plant. In Drought conditions, a good soaking once a week is better than a sprinkle every day.

I.D. Please

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 21:09

  Origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhausen' 

Plant identification

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 20:23

I thought, Carrots, coreopsis, geranium.

Help, perennials, everything is dying/wilting!

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 20:10

The delphinium.. cut the flower spike off below the lowest seed pod. It may reflower or build up strength for next year.


The Primula vialii, ( looks like a poker on a stick) will not reflower this year. If you cut off the dead head it will build up strength for next year.


 Gazanias,(yellow spike daisy flowers) dead head and they will repeat flower until the frosts.


 You have miniature branched sunflowers. As the main ones petals fade, dead head it and side shoots will reflower.


Your indoor plants are Dracaenas, They just look like that.

Forgotten bulb/tuber - what could it be?

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 19:35

Could it be a potato tuber, all shrivelled but chitted and trying to grow?

Disappointing plants

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 22:42

hardy gerberas... not hardy, died first winter


echinacea... died first winter


rudbeckia... died second winter.


delphiniums .... eaten by slugs

My flowers ..

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 22:37

I am waiting for Roscoea purpurea  ' Vannin' to flower. this could be really exciting . It is still in a pot, potted on from when I bought it, I think it will be quite different from the type.


 Sitting out in the garden this evening, I wish I could bottle the perfume. Lilies, phlox, honeysuckle, jasmine, all intermingling.

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