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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. 

Identification required please

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 12:58

hmmm curiouser and curiouser! It looks like I might have to hoik them out and move them when they start coming through next year and see what happens. 

 

Identification required please

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 12:56

Oh I'd be so pleased if they were some sort of lily. If only they'd flower then I might have more of a clue!

Identification required please

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 12:55

4thPanda, the leaves on the second pic grow to about a foot tall, I perhaps should have mentioned that!. Would bluebells grow that tall? 

Identification required please

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 12:51

Hi all,

I've attached some pictures of a couple of plants growing in my garden. I have no clue what they're called. I've taken more than one picture of each which may or may not help but hopefully will.

The first grows like a carpet up to about 8-10 inches tall and there is plenty of it. I like it as it seems to be completely hardy and just gets on with it and the bees love it. But no idea what its called.

The second grew up last year, to about the same state you can see in the pictures. Is this just a funky boring old grass? Or is it something that should flower? It didn't flower at all last year if its supposed to so I'm not sure whether I need to move it somewhere or just dig it up.

Thanks for your help, Heather x

 

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Garden lighting.

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 12:44

There's a dog grooming centre on an unlit road which I have to drive through on my way home from work that fairly recently had a make over. They now have green lighting everywhere. I have to say, for a halloween party, or a murder mystery weekend it would be perfect. But otherwise, well its just downright scary to be honest!

I have to say for lighting in gardens I prefer natural soft white but each to their own. I can see what you want Jack so perhaps try Red or Purple?

Bees, Wasps and Hornets

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 10:43

Zoomer, I also read yesterday that more people are allergic to Hornet stings than Wasp stings and that a Hornet's sting is far worse than anything you can get from a Wasp - who knew?!

I also learned that the male drone Bumble Bees that suddenly appear in quite large numbers mid to end of summer don't even have stings!

Bees, Wasps and Hornets

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 07:50

Welshionion 

Bees, Wasps and Hornets

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 17:00

Smiffy G. Thanks for the link I'll definitely have a look. 

Bees, Wasps and Hornets

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 16:59

Sorry Welshonion no can do. I just cannot learn to love wasps. I'm not comfortable with Bees to be honest although they just make me nervous,  I don't dislike them.  I think I'm too old to learn to love wasps, they're aggressive little things that always make a bee line for my face! But I do acknowledge that if I'm going to move into their environment I co exist with them I have to learn to understand them. Will that do?! 

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