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Plant ID

Posted: 01/07/2012 at 18:42

Thanks for the replies. I will certainly try and find the Flax seeds, it really is a very impressive flower.

I don't think the second plant is from the Echium family but the flowers and leaves do look very similar to Phacelia tanacetifolia. I will do a bit more research on this and next time I go to Butterfly World, I will ask someone!  

Plant ID

Posted: 01/07/2012 at 14:39

 Anyone know what these two plants are? I saw them at Butterfly World yesterday and would love to own them!!

Does anyone know what this plant is?

Posted: 01/07/2012 at 13:49

The flowers look very similar to the Vetch family of plants!


Posted: 28/06/2012 at 21:30

I would say the problem is the container. Honeysuckles are not suited to growing in containers and would get root bound very quickly. They are a woodland climber and grow very tall and are best planted in the ground. 

Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 21:24

I was wondering the same, after all it is being filmed in a private garden and perhaps it's to give Monty a break to get on with other things in his life.

Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 16:17

Just adding my voice and agree that it is so disappointing that GW has been given the heave-ho because of sport. I have been watching the programme for over 30 years and it still has the ability to inspire me and to hunt down a plant that has been featured.  I feel it's the dumbing down of gardening programes on TV, which I hope I am wrong about.  As for ITV's new gardening prog with the lovely Alan, no thanks, not for me!

There is nothing quite like settling down on a Friday night with a G&T and getting my fix of GW. Get your act together BBC and stop messing with your viewers!! 

colour in a shady garden??

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 08:43

There is a website called Plants for Shade which might be helpful.  I have a similar situation to yours and what I have done is planted and scattered the seed of yellow Corydalis which grows very well in shady areas. It's a wild plant and is rampant but is very effective and very colourful in problem areas.

Honeysuckle lonicera

Posted: 27/06/2012 at 17:24

Honeysuckles can take a while to get established before they flower, sometimes a couple of years. Mine are always covered with mildew resulting in leaf drop and poor flowering. Is it to do with our climate being more humid perhaps!  Doesn’t help you I know, but if anyone else has a solution and is there a problem with our Honeysuckles?

Calling Mrs P - or anyone who can grow Verbena bonariensis from seed

Posted: 27/06/2012 at 16:35

I also love VB and grow it every year but I have to say it has never self-seeded in my garden, the soil being heavy clay. I've never sown seeds but had success with cuttings some years ago. I put some in a pot on a window sill, covered with a plastic bag and in no time the roots developed. This thread has reminded me to do it again this year and to also put my very difficult to germinate wildflower seeds in the fridge first!!

Plant ID Help Please

Posted: 27/06/2012 at 13:43

If I have a pretty wildflower in the garden I leave it there, why would you want to get rid of it if you like it!!

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