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Finding a plant

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 17:55

naughty naughty Verdun - steady on!

Finding a plant

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 14:01

quick google has also brought up a potato named Annabelle, a Fuchsia "Annabel"

and a floribunda rose Annabelle


Annabella Flowers is a porn star - don't go there!

good luck.

Finding a plant

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 10:19

Can I add my congratulations too?

I'm not sure I would worry about the final letter!  There is a stunning iris called Annabelle Jane - just imagine a clump of those in front of Hydrangea Annabelle.

Wild Flower Identification Needed.

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 18:25

...and I thought it was thrift - there are tall varieties and the grass like leaves form a clump around the base.  By autumn the leaves have dried off and disappeared leaving just the dried flower stalks behind

Shrub ID

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 18:19

Who said the birds weren't hungry? With an exceptional show of purple berries on my callicarpa this year, first one blackcap and then all his friends and relatives moved in to strip it inside a week.

My laurel hedge produces berries like those in the picture - the birds obviously drop them all over the place because I have baby laurels all over the garden in the spring.  Makes me think that could have happened to produce one in your hedge.


Posted: 18/12/2014 at 18:08

laugh a minute - this site!

Oh Steve - a vet with large calves - bet they were hard to deliver!

seriously though - I can't bend my foot round the bend to get into normal wellies.  Does anyone wear shorter ankle ones, and how good are they, and who makes them?

Plant ID's please

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 10:23

could that last one be the flowers of a sedum?

growing amongst violets and other ground cover?

and another suggestion for no.3 - evening primrose - they self seed and pop up all over the place if they like your garden

Plant ID's please

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 02:17

1 is like my phlox - is it Nora Barlow?

2 looks just like my oriental poppies when they die down - or marguerites when they just coming up

could 3 be a pentstemon?

6 looks a bit like caryopteris - blue flowers?

and the last one marjoram

OK - probably not right, but it's often hard to tell from a photo

To Everyone

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 01:58

can't beat it Cangrannie..and one of my grandsons is still finding alpine strawberries in the garden - the same one that knows exactly which sweety pockets in my advent calendar have not yet been opened!

Happy Christmas everyone.

Planting bulbs in December

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 17:49

I've been up in the greenhouse today potting up some bulbs I found in the shed - part of the collection I have every year of bulbs that get dug up during the year when I'm planting something else.  I pot them up in multipurpose compost with a little gravel on the top and pop them in spare corner in the garden.  If they have good flowers I place the pots where I can see them in the spring'  If I only get leaves then I feed them until the foliage dies down.  I'm often surprised by what comes up!

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