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wildflower grown in Jersey

Posted: 04/06/2017 at 12:44

Not aubrieta, is it?  Tends to be mauve in nature, but obviously,pinks, darker blues and richer hues occur


What ails thee my sweet cherry tree?

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 17:22

Look up fireblight, but don't panic.  Need to remove the dead bits back to good wood, and then clean pruners after use. There is no chemical treatment.  


Bog Plants

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 17:44

One of my favourites is salvia uliginosa. Fantastic blue on tall airy stems. 


azalea pruning - help

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 13:27

First, are they deciduous or evergreen? 


Spiraea arguta

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 12:24

The aim is to provoke the plant into producing new growth from low down which will make a strong new structure for what will become a three, four, or even five foot tall shrub.  Yes, it's tricky when the new growths shoot from high on the stems like that, but you prune it to shape, removing quite a bit of the flowered growth and the plant will react accordingly.  Don't be frightened about pruning out too much. It's a spiraea, you won't kill it.


plant id

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 10:21

I thought thalia, but then thought it looked too fine a leaf stalk so I went for a grass type. 


plant id

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 10:20

Not a weak little amaranthus is it?

Epinedium Orange Queen

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 10:07

You're right, it looks a bit weak. Probably the long dry spell didn't help. All you can do is try a feed and a mulch to perhaps encourage it to make a bit more growth. 



Posted: 24/05/2017 at 10:04

Roses are particularly susceptible to the effects of weed killer, you're right. However, as said, it's a contact killer (and inert once it hits the soil so you should be ok.


plant id

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 10:01

The first looks like an ornamental grass of sort, perhaps millet?  The second is coleus, I think. 


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