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Talkback: Honey bees in gardens

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 18:29
It's not just honey bees we have in Bexleyheath. You should see the huge flock of pied wagtails that live in the shopping centre's ventilation system. They're forming roosts at the moment and can be seen (and heard)every evening as they gather together.

Clematis (again!) Help?

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 22:21

There are so many varieties you would be best to Google it and see what they offer.

 

Jubilee plants

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 02:35

Argeretum is normally used for blue bedding

Rose already in flower

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 02:27

Don't worry.  It's all about pruning.  Last year one of my climbing roses that grows against a south facing cream wall had it's 1st flower on 26th Feb! I'd pruned it quite early in October (I have a lot to do and not much spare time to do it).  It still flowered all summer.  Deadhead back to 2 leaf axils on the flowering stems and feed after each flush.

New arrival

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 02:23

Deffo looks like hemerocallis to me.

Wierd roses

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 02:18

Roses can grow in a variety of ways.  They can grow from seed, cuttings etc. just like any other shrub.  Cuttings will be true but seed will always be variable as most garden roses today are hybrids.  The rootstock is used for consistency and also to establish the size of rose.  For commercial purposes growers need consistent quality and grafting onto a root stock is the only way to ensure this but ordinary cuttings should grow well for us gardeners.

 

Help identifying please?

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 01:59

I think that spelling's wrong!

Help identifying please?

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 01:58

I think it's a gaultheria

Plant ID

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 01:57

I agree, a verbascum. Probably yellow-flowered.

Identify my mystery plant!

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 01:48

Check it for scale insects too as when they're poorly they're prone to infection by scale.  They look like brown waxy bumps or 'pimples' on the stems and underside of leaves.  You'll probably have to spray with a pest killer to get rid of it.

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