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Heather Michaels


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Is this trying to die?

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 15:15

Good afternoon everyone,

Your advice and assistance please.

My OH found two of these plants in their pots dumped at the recycling yard about a week ago and bought them home for me.

They aren't dead (yet) but they don't look fully alive either.

I pinched out and cut off anything dead or dying straight off and they looked much better just for that. I've positioned the pots in full sun, as the tag says and as it says they like dry soil haven't watered them so far (although its rained on them a bit!).

I've noticed however that in the last week, both plants have just as many dead or dying leaves as they had when I first saw them. What am I doing wrong? I'm sure they must need some moisture from time to time as I don't see how they can grow without it, but how much?

Both plants have lots and lots of flower buds in spite of all the dead looking leaves. Pics below. Apologies if they are rubbish pics, its blowing up a gale outside and the flippin things refused to hold still! 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/45236.jpg?width=350

 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/45238.jpg?width=350

 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/45239.jpg?width=350

 

What am I?

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 09:32

Thanks Daintiness, I was wondering if it was self seeder or not. I'm really pleased that it is, it would be lovely to have a lot more. 

What am I?

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 09:31

That was quick 4thPanda! Thank you. I'll have a scout on the internet and see if I can find out which variety. I don't know anything about aquilegia's at all so I'll need to find out how to care for it. The infernal wind is doing its best to kill it off as we speak. Grrrr! 

What am I?

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 09:24

Good morning everyone,

I found this gorgeous guy growing in my garden a couple of weeks ago. Whether its a present from the birds this year or whether it didn't come up last year due to the awful weather I don't know, but I love it.

No idea what it is though. Help please. Thank you.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/45200.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/45201.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 Sorry the pics are a bit dark but hopefully you can ID from these. The flowers have since opened into what I think you'd call bell shaped.

Unknown Plant/Small tree ID

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 14:24

Dan sorry didn't mean to sound as though you can only do this on a PC but that's they only way I do it and the way I knew, I've no idea how to do it by other means than the PC but others on here will be able to help you with that although I see you already have the ID's you needed so that's great. Pretty Azalea's

Unknown Plant/Small tree ID

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 12:51

Daniel if you're on a PC you'll see a picture of a tree above the text box where you type you're bits and pieces, just click on that and then select which pic you want to upload and the rest I'm sure you'll know!

Plant ID assistance

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 12:25

Looks like an Apple tree to me Becky but I'm certainly no expert. I'm sure someone else with help you with a positive ID

Tea break Plant ID

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 13:19

Can't help with 1 - 3 Victoria but I would have gone with Ribes for number 4 as well! Not so many plants that smell like cat wee!

Plant ID, updates and confirmations.

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 15:28

I am having a abundance of baby trees this year too Nut, in addition to the Sycamores, whether I want them or not! The hoiking out continues...

Plant ID, updates and confirmations.

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 13:08

Having an absolute nightmare with Sycamore's myself. There are literally hundreds or baby ones, everywhere! Its backbreaking getting them all out. And then I swear they grow back overnight! Nasty persistent little things they are. Will be hoiking more out tonight. And tomorrow night. And the night after that...

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