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Plant ID please

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 16:33

They will reseed and multiply. It's a plants that once it grows in your garden you will never get rid of it, Saying that, it's a cracking perennial for ground cover and will be happy in most soils and aspect

Perennial overcrowding

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 17:33

As long as there not in flower and you water then in well after replanting then you could be OK 

Shrub ID please

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 21:05

Got it 

Virburnum Opulus

Shrub ID please

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 21:03


it's a viburnum but the species I'm not sure

What is eating these plants

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 23:54



I feel for you my friend.

Slugs have eaten my perennial lobelia, phlox, rudbeckia, hosta (I expect this). I think there has been more slugs and snails this year than any other year I can remember. Obviously, it the wet/warm weather that we are recently getting that is prolonging these attacks. Normally, by mid June, apart from hostas, I would not expect any of the perennial plants I have mentioned to be subject to slug attack 

Any ideas what this is?

Posted: 13/06/2016 at 22:33

Agree, it's bindweed and not the nicest weed you could have in your garden. Get every bit out as plant pauper has mentioned. It will tie its self to plants and effect growth 

Couch Grass??

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 20:52

I wouldn't say it an easy weed to remove because if you leave any roots in th ground it will regrow. You need to remove all of the plant including as much of its roots as possible.

Weed and feed possibly will not cure it. Its a pain but depending how much of your lawn  is infiltrated then you make consider replacing the complete lawn IMO 

Couch Grass??

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 18:45


Couch grass needs to be dug out and a lawn weed killer will not be able to differ between couch and healthy lawn. If you only have small areas to remove then dig it out , roots and all and reseed or re turf 

Plant Combinations

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 13:38

My combination Rubeckia Goldsrum and Agapanthus North Star. The orangey yellow flower of Rubeckia against the dark blue flower of the Agapanthus 


Posted: 31/05/2016 at 19:42

If there evergreen they will be much susceptible to non flowering IMO 

All my agapanthus are the deciduous type, and planted in the boarders. They bounce back every summer with beautiful flowers. Keep them well watered and foliar feed with tomato feed every 2 weeks  for a better performing plant 

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