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plant id

Posted: 28/11/2015 at 23:06

If there are garden centres in your area, go for a walk around as seeing the plant and name together will help.

Garden centre recommendations

Posted: 25/11/2015 at 20:49

Happy, where in North london? B&Q in Watford is good for reducing plants. I recently bought three massive pots of achillea for £2.5 each and a nandina for £5.

Smiths Nurseries in Uxbridge is another good one and so is Flowerland in Iver (these two are not far from each other).

Van Hage in Chenies is ok.

Aylett Nurseries on the way to the Galleria is a little pricey but good for ideas.

Further afield, Butters and also Baytree, not far from Spalding are good too. I got 2 callicarpa complete with purple berries from Butters for £2.50 each.

War Memorial Plants

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 21:56

Heucheras are good for different leaf colour and shape, some are in flower at this time of year. Also some red hot pokers are too. Geranium Walgrave pink that I have in my garden is in flower. You could have polyanthus too.

Climbing rose over front door

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 11:58

Yes Pansyface, I like the way the flowers change through the shades of yellow and it smells nice too.

Climbing rose over front door

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 10:23

The Generous Gardener is supposed to be a good one and also Rambling Rector or climbing Arthur Bell.

I D please ...........

Posted: 01/11/2015 at 21:05

Meant to say that I also had a white verbascum like that come up too.

I D please ...........

Posted: 01/11/2015 at 20:20

I have a purple verbascum in flower in the front garden. I'd cut down the dead stems and noticed flowers this week.


How to get more than one flowering orchid stem?

Posted: 01/11/2015 at 20:18

I cut to just above where you can see a bump on the stem and I stick them outside when it is raining. when it isn't raining I use tap water but sparingly. I have 12 and bought another 3 at the weekend.

Tree in a shady area

Posted: 30/10/2015 at 09:42

Pyracantha grows quick, is evergreen and you get berries for the birds. Or eleagnus or choisya.

Overwintering Chilli's

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 09:23

My OH cuts the plant down to be just stalks and brings them indoors to our utility where they get enough heat and light. They will start to sprout leaves again in the new year, and about Mar-Apr they get moved back to the greenhouse. He only does that to the one he wants to keep, the rest go in the compost.

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