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What are these?

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 12:25

After a second look at the photos I think the 2nd photo is Physostegia virginiana or Obedient plant. It flowers from August till November. That would also explain why the flower buds aren't showing yet.

I'm with Fairlea that this is Achillea ptarmica, though not a cultivated one. I think it's Sneezewort.

What are these?

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 11:54

Phlox paniculata flowers (in a normal season) roughly from mid July onwards till the end of September/October. Could be starting to flower two or three weeks later as this season certainly has not been normal at all.

What are these?

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 11:35

Second one lookes like Phlox paniculata.

What is this plant called?

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 10:41

You said that you took the photos in a water garden centre and that they where more pink than creamy white; I have a feeling that it might be Butomus umbellatus or Flowering Rush Not sure though!

What is this?

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 09:51

Could this be some kind of fasciation, like in Veronicastrum virginicum 'Fasciation'?

help please

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 15:50

Defenitely chickweed. No need to worry. It's an annual and it's easily removed. If you happen to have some chooks, they love this weed. You will have to keep on top of it as this plant flowers and sets seed at the same time during it's growing season. Try to remove all the roots too as chickweed can overwinter.

Help identifying this please

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 15:40

Isn't that Common Figwort? No need to get rid of, unless it becomes invasive. It is used as a herb.

help please

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 14:06

I'm not sure, but could it be chickweed?

Plant ID

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 07:24

I think it's Campanula persicifolia, Peach Leaved Bellflower. Not completely sure though.


Posted: 21/06/2013 at 16:08

I actually don't think it's in your soil. This bacterial disease is transmitted by rain, wind, birds and insects so "it's in the air", and can infect trees even through the stomata. We've had some very wet seasons and so, unfortunately the circumstances have been ideal for the disease to spread that quickly.

Please, do contact a tree specialist if you can or look for a knowledgeable fruit tree grower. They will be able to tell you if your trees can be saved and what precautions to take now and in the future. I will keep my fingers crossed for you!

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