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Another one to identify

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 13:31

I know it as purple toadflax. Nice if you don't have too much of it, seeds easily and if you don't want the plant, comes out of the soil very easily with a good tug.


Posted: 22/06/2015 at 11:34

I will be picking figs, strawberries, tayberries, blueberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants, whitecurrants, rhubarb, wild strawberries, wild raspberries and wine grapes from my vine. Also tomatoes, cucumber and chillis.


Posted: 22/06/2015 at 11:30

We inherited two in our old garden. The rubber was cut away from one side of the tyre in a zigzag pattern, and they were then painted. We planted all sorts of plants in them and as far as I know, they are still going strong.

Can you help me identify this plant/shrub

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 11:59

First one looks like a sweet pea relative.

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.

Discussions started by Gardenmaiden

The Instant Gardener

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Dahlia ID and Other Plant ID

I bought these dahlias in February and there was no name on what variety they were. 
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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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Last Post: 14/05/2015 at 07:12

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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Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 11:05

Moses in the bulrushes

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What to do when the plant has gone over 
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