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Knautia Macedonia?

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 20:03

I've grown them from seed, they come true and have a  good germination rate

Help ID

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 19:09

Helleborus foetidus

Red hot pokers

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 19:08

cut the flowering stalks, then I'd give them a feed to get them going again.



Posted: 26/06/2014 at 19:07

lower branches fall off naturally. It's doing what it ought to do, don't worry. Look at a mature specimen and they always have bare trunks.

Apple tree relocation?

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 21:56

no problem, it'll not have made any significant new root growth, so no worries there. Make sure it's well watered before you move it ( soak it then leave it until the next day )

too late?

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 21:45

despite the recent great weather , remember, it's only June. Tons of time.


I have no idea what this is...

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 21:44

there's a nice variegated for called  " aunt May"


I have no idea what this is...

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 21:43

sisyrinchium striatum methinks


gardening for a living

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 21:41

Kevin, I was in professional horticulture for over 30 years. I started as a garden centre assistant  ( great place to pick up plant knowledge) went on to  GC management, left, became a self employed gardener, went back to college and qualified as a garden designer. You CAN make a living at it but it's tough. Anyone can call himself a gardener, unlike  calling themselves a doctor or an architect. Where we lived in Hants ? Surrey, gardeners, even not very knowledgeable ones can charge £20 - £25 an hour. we've now moved to Devon ( best move I've ever made) and gardeners get paid about the national minimum wage of £7 an hour. I've retired to my 8 acres for my gardening kicks  and deliver shopping for Waitrose now.

plant ID

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 09:18

that's the trouble with close ups, Can you post a photo of the whole plant?

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gold medal at Cardiff

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