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Heather Michaels

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Appalling Customer Service!

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 13:06

Jim Macd,

I'm sorry you're having such a hard time with Bowers but can I just say thank you, for the admittedly completely childish response of fits of uncontrollable giggling at the phrase "rude little manure ball"!!!!   I HAVE to use that one at some point where appropriate

Can someone please help me identify this lovely smelling shrub/plant

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 14:38

Thanks Nut, I'll try that, I did cut some area away around it the other day as it was being so strangled, so I'll take a bit more away if I can, bearing in mind what the tree guy left behind which isn't much in some places and I want to keep the privacy (landlady might also take umbridge if great big holes keep appearing in her trees!) and just give it some serious TLC and see if it recovers. I have plenty of mulch right now too so I'll give it a healthy portion of that, cut off some of the worst affected leaves and see how it goes. Fingers crossed.

Can someone please help me identify this lovely smelling shrub/plant

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 13:39

So that's what the poor, sickly looking this is trying to do its best to be gorgeous being covered over and strangled almost by the cherry laurel tree that makes up my property border. It had the most beautiful flowers last year that I noticed by accident whilst working on cutting back the tree line. Just heavenly but I didnt have a clue what it was. I hope it flowers again this year but I noticed the other day when I was cutting back some ill looking cherry laurel that it looks very, very poorly indeed, the leaves are all mottled and brown. Can anyone let me know what's best to do? Just rid it of all unhealthy looking leaves and hope it recovers? Bearing in mind that the tree guy came recently and cut the tree line back rather too severely if you ask me and so a lot of this plant became a casualty. What's left is quite difficult to get to and I don't know where it starts and ends because of all the trees.


Posted: 05/03/2014 at 12:38

It must be truly scaring to be faced with the prospect of losing your eyesight. Hope all works out well for you Mike, and for anyone else here, Edd, Anthony, that has medical conditions affecting their site. Mine can be simply corrected by the application of a pair of spectacles to the face and reading this has reminded me how lucky that makes me.

Another plant/shrub that needs identifying :) Thank you

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 12:23

Definitely Ribes sanguineum Paul, I have a couple in my garden, and quite large one too. It CAN be a bit of a grower thats true but also quite easy to keep under control and for the riot of beautiful pink blossom in early spring (mine is out already) I love mine. The leaves smell a bit but the blossom gives way to fruit (false blackcurrant I believe). I keep mine pruned back each autumn and don't have any trouble, so long as I don't keep rubbing my nose in the leaves!

Advice needed for a ground covering plant please.

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 12:14

Thank all, went to Garden Centre on Sunday very excitedly to buy said shade loving plants, but no joy  They're not in until this weekend coming apparently so back I go on Sunday!

Once all planted (assuming the ground doesn't bake hard by then with the absence of any rain - heavy clay soil for me!) I'll put up some pics of the progress.

I'll also have a look at Long Acre Nurseries as I'm sure I'll find something else I want to spend a small amount of money on 

Advice needed for a ground covering plant please.

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 10:09

Thank you everyone for the wonderful suggestions here, I'm off to the garden centre now! 

Advice needed for a ground covering plant please.

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 15:13

More really useful information NewBoy2, thank you

Advice needed for a ground covering plant please.

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 14:49

I liked the look of the Jack Frost very much, there were lots of images of it on google. Pretty plant.

Advice needed for a ground covering plant please.

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 14:13

Thank you Blairs. It looks lovely.

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I need an ID on these please 
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What a HUGE topic! 
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