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what plant is this

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 19:54

it's lovely - I'd hang on to that if I were you

What could this be?

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 19:52

depends who you are - I love them and allow them to grow but they need to be cut back hard when they get too leggy.  fortunately they replace themselves readily, so little work for lots of pleasure if you've got the space.

bean seed germinating

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 23:15

if I were you Bf206 I think 'd dig up one end of the row and see what's happened - they usually pop up inside a week in the warm, and even outside not much longer.  They may have rotted or been eaten by mice?

Wisteria leaf droop

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 18:56

Wisteria can be slow getting going, and need a lot of water when starting out. Also, how far from the wall did you plant it?  If it's too close it will not get enough water even when it rains.

I have one that's been in for three years and only this year has it really started to grow leaves.  The other one covers two walls of the house, but I do give it lots of water and feed it.


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 18:51

The best way I have found is to plant in a large pot with copper tape up near the rim.  The shadier and damper the situation the greater the snail problem!

Persicaria bistorta 'Superba'

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 18:48

I wonder if your soil is too rich for them?  Mine are rampant like Buttercups - and they grow in unresponsive heavy clay and seem virtually unkillable.  Mind you, for everyone who has foolproof plants like this, there is another load of people who simply can't get them to grow at all.  hat;'s the challenge of gardenning!

What is this?

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 18:42

It is so pretty - I have both a white and a pink one - but I think it seefseeds vigorously and needs to be taught how to behave.  Basically it's a wild flower, but lovely ibn the right place.

Mystery plan doing well

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 18:40

yes - a tall sunflower of the old-fashioned type - great at the back of a border, which reminds me, mine need moving further back.

Solanum Glasnevin

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 18:38

I've never noticed seedlings around mine (glasnevin like yours) but it's an absolute picture at the moment.  I have it in front of a Sweet Juliet rose which is not quite out yet, but the two go very well together.


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 18:35

gosh - never thought I needed a greenhouse in France, but we are in the south.

In England I use my (cold) greenhouse for delicate things before they go out in the garden - currently pelargonium cuttungs, delphinium seedlings, and many other seedlings.  I also overwinter my echeverias and non-frostghardy plants in there.  Yours sounds more like a commercial polytunnel!  My tomatoes, lettuce etc are all out in the garden.

Are you protecting your veg from heat or cold?

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can anyone ID this plant please?

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