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Help with identification please

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 09:48

Your first two pictures look as if the plant is a violet.    Your third plant has me foxed, I am afraid.    Are you sure this is the same plant?

Violets spread easily.    I have been battling with them the last two years, and am now getting close to having got rid of them.    You just need to put some hard work into continually taking them out before they smother everything.

 

WOOD PIGEON'S EATING LEAVES OFF MY TREE

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 09:43

I have given up on fruit trees due to wood pigeons.    I haven't seen them taking the blossom or leaves, but they strip the fruit off before it is even ripe!

Slugs

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 09:40

I couldn't agree more with Sotongeoff - pellets used approprately are the only answer!

Sickly smelling plant

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 17:09

I was out walking today and saw some Herb Robert growing - yes, it does have a smell.    Strange that I have never noticed this before!

Weed or flower

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 16:58

I can't tell you the name, but it is definitely a weed.    if I was you I would pull it up and get rid of it before it flowers and showers your garden with seeds.    When it comes to weeds, the old saying about a stitch in time is very true!

Mystery plant

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 16:55

Debanslow,

I think you should pot this hisbiscus up and treat it as a houseplant.

I just love the bargain corners in Garden Centres.     Sometimes things look almost dead but a little TLC (namely water) and they can spring back to life and delight you.

chick weed

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 16:46

I think this is a case where good old-fashioned hand weeding is the best option!   Just don't leave it long enough to let it seed.    Budgies love it, by the way!

Sickly smelling plant

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 17:18

Thanks.   Perhaps I have never noticed the smell, because I regard it as a weed and yank it out my garden as soon as it springs up.   Next one I see, I will take a deep sniff at!!!

Sickly smelling plant

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 17:04

I also suspect it was Herb Robert, which I regard as a weed - but does it stink?   I can't say I have ever noticed that.

top 5

Posted: 04/06/2012 at 09:27

And what about those first snowdrops?

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