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Heather Michaels


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Tomatoes

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 13:21

My tomatoes are appaling this year. Barely any fruit and what's there is slow to grow and so far I have precisely 1, yes 1, tomato that actually has any colour other than green. To be honest I'm not going to bother with tomatoes anymore, unless I can grow them under cover, in a controlled environment. The weather in the UK is just too unreliable to grow tomatoes successfully outdoors. Or maybe its just the weather conditions in my garden, which on any given day I swear are completely different to any one elses. This morning for example it was cold enough outside to see your breath. In August?!

Plant IDs

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 15:39

The leaves do still look like my campanula to me but yours is a much more established plant that mine so its possible its something entirely different with very similar looking leaves. Someone will know for sure.

what is this plant?

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 15:00

Grrr OK nut thanks, I thought it sounded too good to be true!

Plant IDs

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 14:59

I only brough my campanula's a week or so ago as well from guy on local market. Not impressed. Won't be buying from him again. Not being harsh, its not the first thing I've brought from him that's curled up its toes within a week or two. I'll stick to garden centre reductions from now on, all of those are doing fantastically well.

Plant IDs

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 14:53

The flowers usually Shutterfly, looks like you're going to have a battle with that

 

Your picture 2 looks like my campanula's right now, all the flower heads going brown and dropping off but the leaves look the same as mine. They're the only bit doing OK right now.

what is this plant?

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 14:48

Ooh if it keeps moles at bay I'm interested, I think!. Am not having good thoughts about moles right now. Little bleeders. Aren't Euphorbia's all toxic on the skin though? I know its terribly wimpy and cowardly but I don't grow anything Euphorbia for that reason, I just find it easier to not have it around that way I can't forget and get caught out. Anything else said to keep moles at bay (apart from spearing or clubbing them that is!)?

Old and tangled Lilac - what to do?

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 14:39

Your Lilac tree looks somewhat like mine! I'm going to have a go at tidying it up but no chance of taking it down, landlady wouldnt appreciate it me thinks! Thing is I love it, it still flowers and is just about the most beautiful thing in my garden when it flowers so I wouldnt want to lose it anyway, I just wish it would smarten itself up a bit!

Plant IDs

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 14:35

ah! I see nut got there just before me. I'm chuffed to have got 3 right though, I am learning!

Plant IDs

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 14:35

Picture 2 looks like Campanula but not sure which variety.

Picture 3 could be same, or some sort of Geranium

Picture 1 I've no idea. Pretty leaves though.

I'm still learning a lot of things myself, someone far more knowledgeable than me will be able to id these for you for certain.

Identification required please

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 20:48

Fantastic. Thanks all. I can have a proper look up on RHS site now and find out the rest of what I need to know (I used to know, years ago, but forgot!). And I'll keep hunting on the Begonia, it'll be out there somewhere! 

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Discussions started by Heather Michaels

Identification required please

Campanula and Begonia - but which varieties?  
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Last Post: 11/07/2014 at 20:48

Wisteria "Amethyst Falls" - is it ill?

Was doing great, now I'm not sure if its ailing 
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Last Post: 11/05/2014 at 19:18

Is this trying to die?

Cistus Purpurens "Alan Fradd" - Advice Needed Please 
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Last Post: 11/05/2014 at 20:50

What am I?

Needing an ID please 
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Last Post: 10/05/2014 at 07:42

What are these infiltrators?

I need an ID on these please 
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Last Post: 13/04/2014 at 16:50

Can anyone help ID this little beauty please

Another ID required please 
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Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 16:07

Identification required please

Can someone help me identify these two please? 
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Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 12:45

Bees, Wasps and Hornets

What a HUGE topic! 
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Last Post: 21/03/2014 at 10:43

Advice needed for a ground covering plant please.

Advice needed for a ground covering plant please. 
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Last Post: 18/03/2014 at 15:21

Where is the best place to look for information on ferns?

Looking for ferns 
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Last Post: 12/02/2014 at 12:28

These guys sprang back up yesterday!

Late Geraniums 
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Last Post: 11/10/2013 at 15:07

My new profile picture

My new profile picture 
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Last Post: 29/09/2013 at 21:12

Absolutely nothing working properly today

Absolutely nothing working properly today 
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Last Post: 29/09/2013 at 19:28

Still blooming

Still blooming 
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Last Post: 24/09/2013 at 19:07

Heather - Dying?

Is this on its way to dying? 
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Last Post: 13/09/2013 at 16:29
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