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Are these Leucanthemum.

Posted: 14/07/2017 at 21:23

Thankyou. All the ones I looked at had either shaggy petals or had stouter looking flowers.

Are these Heliopsis or Helianthus

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 16:49

I am not sure even after looking at photos of each on line. They are very tall, 5ft, self supporting on wiry stems. The flowers are about 3 inches across and a rich yellow.They spread readily by root growth.

Are these Leucanthemum.

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 16:39

They are at least 4ft tall, some reaching 5ft. Pure white daisy flowers, each measuring 3inches across.


Last edited: 13 July 2017 16:40:10

Please help me name this plant.

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 14:56

I searched Francoa sonchifolia .and it is one. Thankyou very much DW. 

Please help me name this plant.

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 12:09

It's growing in the rockery, totally the wrong place but I like the tallness of it. Tiny pink flowers form along the top 1/4 of the 3-4ft stem. The leaves form a low 8-12 inch mound. 

Pea plants

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 02:33

Thank you Dovefromabove. 

Pea plants

Posted: 13/04/2017 at 13:32

I have some sturdy Greenshaft peas I have grown in the cold greenhouse. Do you think it would be OK to risk planting them out into the garden.

Leaf ID please

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 14:44

it was very good of you to help me find the name of this, it drives me crazy if I can't find out..  I found photos of Ruscus Hyperphyllum and was surprised to see how it flowers. Amazed me actually, never having seen a plant whose leaves flower. Thankyou very much. 😊

Crab apple jelly time.

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 21:11

I love quince jelly but never had the opportunity to make any. I only got one quince fruit from my quince.... 

Crab apple jelly time.

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 21:07

I just wash the crab apples, stew them whole, stalk and all, in my largest pan with only enough water to cover them. Pour the softened fruit into a bowl with a muslin cloth draped in and over it. Tie the muslin cloth corners together, thread string through the loops and hang it from my over bench cupboard door handle. Let it drip overnight into the bowl. Measure the liquid next day and add 7 parts sugar to 10 parts liquid. ( that's the only ratio I've found) pour into a large pan and boil rapidly until setting point is reached.

It doesn't matter what colour your crab apples are, the jelly always comes out a lovely pink colour. If you want clear jelly dont squeeze the bag, if you don't mind cloudy jelly you can squeeze more juice out. 

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Pea plants

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Leaf ID please

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