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Can you help me identify this plant/shrub

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 11:58

Second one is weighelia and the third one is philadelphus (mock orange) I think.

Can you help me identify this plant/shrub

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 16:20

Thanks. Getting that close up picture of the flowers and the branches, I think that you've got a buddleia there, but it isn't one I've seen before. They do grow fast. My previous garden had a row of them at the bottom of the garden and each one had different coloured flowers. I used to cut them back hard in October and they soon made up the growth the following year. You'll get lots of bees and butterflies too.

Plant ID please?

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 16:03

I love the unopened flowerheads. If you manage to save any seed I and I'm sure many others would be interested.

Can you help me identify this plant/shrub

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 16:00

Does it have berries at all?


Plant/Tree ID - Help getting rid!

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 10:56

Could you get a closer picture for us all to see.

Bare Gooseberry bush

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 10:53

Bordeaux mixture is available on Amazon and other websites. Its a fungicide.

Replanting between leylandii stumps

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 11:30

Weemaw, you could try viburnum as they are evergreen, photinia, solanum (I got given one of these as a stick and now its 8 feet high and 8 feet wide). If you don't mind no leaves in winter you could go for cotinus, cornus or sambuccus.


I've used stump killer on a beech hedge, once all the branches were cut off and the trunks cut to ground level, which worked, but they were no more than 3-4 inches in diameter.


Baby birds

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 11:18

For the last 2 days I've had lots of blue tit and coal tit babies arriving and making a racket in my apple tree. They will be due in half an hour.

What a difference a year makes

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 21:47

I agree

Moth and a half

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 18:11

The tree icon is to the right of the smiley face on the toolbar.

Discussions started by Gardenmaiden

Slipper Orchid

How to look after once the flowers have dropped off 
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Bargain Buy of 2015

What has been your best buy? Mine was a flaming katy for £1.00 and a slipper orchid £9.99. Never seen one 'in the flesh' before so hope I can keep it going. 
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Shrub ID

This has been growing in our hawthorn hedge and this year decided to be 12ft tall with read berries. I thought it migh be a pyracantha but not sure which one as there are no thorns. 
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Green tomatoes

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Plant ID

Mystery plant at the bottom of my garden. I've never seen this before and it isn't something I planted. 
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Moses in the bulrushes

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What to do when the plant has gone over 
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