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2 plant IDs please

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 11:40

The first one looks like a weed.

What is growing in my lawn?

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 11:25

The last 2 pics look like wild raspberry.

Very pleasantly surprised.......

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 21:55

My garden is 150ft x 60ft, so for me plugs save money, as do seeds. I bought 3 unknown bare root roses for £1.50. When they arrived I thought they were dead, but now they are covered in buds and one has three very large pink flowers on it. I also have 96 plugs that have taken off in a big way, mixed perennials which will be going in my garden, sisters garden and the school my sons go to.

Plant ID

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 08:56

Scabious? Could you post a pic when the flowers start opening, that will help a lot.

Very pleasantly surprised.......

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 08:53

I ordered from Ebay six salvia Amistad for £4.50. They should arrive this Wednesday so it will be interesting what condition they arrive in. If they are any good Verdun, I will post a pic.

help with ID please

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 10:18

Second pic is what I know to be brodeaia but its known as something else now.

I thought the first one was chicory too, but I've never seen so many flowers on such a thick stem.

Disappointed ..

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 22:04

I made some strawberry and cream yoghurt too if you have room.

Spring onions

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 22:02

I have been growing North Holland Blood Red in a large pot and so far they are ok, a bit slow to increase in size but ok.

Hi Everyone!

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 10:44

If you built raised beds, you wouldn't need to touch the soil. If this isn't something you are going to do, just dig out the stones as you plant in that area.

Are you eating your home grown fruit and veg yet?

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 11:26

Picked my first tomatoes of the season, Sungold.

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