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Unknown Conifer

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 16:32

Have a look at Cupressus sempervirens cultivars, I have a feeling you´ll find it there   

Plant ID

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 17:27

Lucky sister!! These Salvia's even look good after flowering, but can  sometimes suffer from powdery mildew. I always cut them back if that happens. And they love their soil dry, very dry even. At least , that's my experience

Plant ID

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 13:12

It's Salvia verticillata, might be S. verticillata 'Hannay's Blue'

Can You Identify These?

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 19:53

I think it could be a Primula species, Primula beesiana maybe?

Problem With Pear Tree

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 14:31

It looks like Pear leaf blister mite. Read more about it here:

If the infestation is severe, it is possible that the young fruit is infected.

A very fast growing climber to cover cherry tree by this summer

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 15:59

If you like white flowers you could try growing Solanum jasminoides, Potato vine up the tree. It behaves like an annual, as it's frost tender but it's certainly growing fast.

Types of Sage

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 10:43

Could be Satureja montana ? That's what it looks like to me. If you brush with your hand through the plant it should smell a little like Thyme.

@Edd, at second thought I think you're right with it being Thyme 'Jekka'. Judging from the leaves it can't be Satureja.


shrub ID

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 20:08

First one -and second- is Viburnum lantana. Last pic is Spiraea bumalda.

Tree ID

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 08:14

Star gaze lily is right, it's a Prunus. The glossy bark of one of the stems indicates it's Prunus serrula. 

It'll grow very wide, if you let it. Should you want to prune it, don't  take out stems that are over 8 cm in diameter, as these will start to rot away quite easily. Prunus' should be pruned in late Summer to prevent Silver Leaf.

What are these?

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 14:58

It's a female variety of Skimmia japonica. Male ones don't produce the red berries, they have panicles of red buds during winter and fragrant white flowers in spring. Read more here:

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