Heather Michaels

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Posted: 02/04/2014 at 15:05

Bluebaron I can match you with the unidentified's growing on the right hand side of your pot in the bottom picture. They're everywhere, in my pots, in my flower beds....

Planting Advice

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 13:49

What a fantastic place to live Sarah, I'm so jealous! The closest thing I have to a grotto is a coal bunker

tools I no longer need

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 12:27

Sorry Jess don't know of anywhere. I guess you could always try one of those postcard ads at the local newsagent/supermarket. If that doesn't work a small ad in a local free paper and failing that there's always the car boot option.

I had to Laugh!!

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 15:17


Posted: 24/03/2014 at 14:55

The Wren. Such a HUGE loud song for such a tiny bird. Lovely.

Not Gardening but.....

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 13:39

Thanks for this thread. I've been seeing a lot of these in my porchway at home (and one in the house the other day) and steering well clear thinking they were some real nasties. I can't keep up with home much their is to learn when you live in a rural area, in particular which beasties you need to be afraid of and which you dont. If only I wasn't such a total wimp when it comes to anything creepy crawly and anything winged it would be so much easier!


Posted: 24/03/2014 at 13:29

We had a Brambling visit us yesterday for about a half hour. Just gorgeous!. Bird song in spring is one of the finest sounds their is. Apart from the bird song I just love this time of year when everything is starting to spring back to life after the dormant winter months. It was a tad chilly for us this morning too, but I never complain about it on a day when its blue skied and sunny, something about those cold bright days that makes you feel so invigorated.

Help needed

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 13:00

Nick it looks suspiciously like the "unidentified" I have growing in my garden too! Posted a thread on here yesterday. Said plant hereto remains unidentified lol I'm hoping its a Day Lily. I've decided to wait until next spring when it starts to poke through again and relocate it and hopefully, finally, I'll see some flowers which will make identification soo much easier!

Identification required please

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 12:45

Wow so many responses here! Sorry to be so late replying, got busy yesterday and didnt find the time to get back on here.

It does seem that my plant a) is indeed Symphytum ibericum. And yes it can be a little invasive and grows rapidly however I've no aversion to it. Where it grows in my garden it covers half of an almost impossible to plant in banked area and as I'm a busy lady, I love the fact that it just gets on with it and doesn't need a lot of attention. How its quite so hardy I don't know, since we've lived there its had it all, frost, ice, snow, rain and lots of it and gale force winds and yet it still just does its thing. Its not a plant I would ever have chosen myself, but its working well where it is so I'll happily leave it, cut it back once a year and see how it goes. I especially don't want to uproot it as the bumble bees really do love it!

Plant b will be dug up and relocated early next spring when it starts to poke back through again and hopefully then it will flower.

Thank you all again so much for your help, Heather x

Identification required please

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 13:25

Thank you so much everyone. Plant number 2 will be moved next spring when it starts to peep though, hopefully that way it will actually flower, I'd love to see it in flower, I did suspect that it wasn't a grass but flowers do tend to help with ID!

Plant No. 2, it did always look bluebell shaped but I'm so ignorant I didn't realise there was more than one variety so dismissed it!

Thanks again everyone you've been, as always, very helpful. 

Discussions started by Heather Michaels

Need an I.D on this please

Need an I.D on this please 
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I'm wondering if these are friend or foe? 
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Looking for a ground cover plant

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What am I?

Can someone help me with an ID please?  
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It's been a long time! 
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What am I?

Am I a baddie? 
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Trouble loading pictures

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Identification required please

Campanula and Begonia - but which varieties?  
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Wisteria "Amethyst Falls" - is it ill?

Was doing great, now I'm not sure if its ailing 
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Is this trying to die?

Cistus Purpurens "Alan Fradd" - Advice Needed Please 
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What are these infiltrators?

I need an ID on these please 
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Can anyone help ID this little beauty please

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