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Echium Pinanata

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 19:42

You'd think so. But I've never watered and it's been fine through all this hot weather. As I said it rained all Friday but it still drooped.  the temperature hasn't dropped that much at night. I'm in Essex and we certainly haven't had frosts yet. I  was worried that it might not make it through the winter but certainly through the Autumn!

Echium Pinanata

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 18:20

This was my echium on Thursday.

This was my echium on the following Monday.  It rained all day Friday.  Any ideas?

Can you tell me what this plant is?

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 19:05

I actually knew the answer to this one as I have a crop of them out in my garden. Didn't get the Australian reference until 4 posts in though. Doh! It's been a long day!

i never know the answer to any of the plant ID posts so just had to comment on this one !


Posted: 15/09/2016 at 18:59

hi, another question about my echinacea , but it goes for a lot of my current plants.  We've had quite a long dry spell and my plants look as though they are drying up and dying. Now I know they will die back in Autumn but shouldn't I be seeing some new growth at the bottom coming through? Don't know whether to dig them up or cut them back and see if they come up again next year



Posted: 06/09/2016 at 18:17

hi, the underneath of the leaves of my cornflowers are infested with black bugs. They don't look like the usual aphids. Any ideas on how to get rid of them? Or as we're coming into autumn just leave well alone and they'll be killed off in the cold weather?  I have mulched extensively this year with bark chippings and was wondering whether that might have caused the problem. Thanks

Invasive roots

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 22:40

Thanks peeps for your views.  I don't suppose we can get rid of the roots then because the tree is very mature and not really viable to be cut down. Any suggestions how to mitigate the problem?  I would say that the problem only appears in very dry weather. Although planting is interesting as you need to work so hard to dig a hole through the mass of roots!

Invasive roots

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 19:25

Invasive roots

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 19:23

Yes there is but the roots are also in a separate bed 10' away from the tree

Invasive roots

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 14:04

Hi, my OH's garden seems to be full of some sort of root system.  No plants but tons of tiny roots.  They're taking up all the moisture in this hot weather and plants are dying left right and centre! Has anybody come across this before? I'll try and post a picture later. Thanks

Can I plant Hostas here?

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 20:28

Thanks. i've had Hostas before and they can get quite huge. But thought I'd try and get some of the tiny ones like Blue Ears. I think the magnolia may take up too much moisture but still, I'll plant a couple and see how they do.  Any other suggestions of plants that would grow there?

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Echium Pinanata

Drooping leaves 
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...is it dead? 
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Bugs on cornflower leaves 
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Invasive roots

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Can I plant Hostas here?

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Plant ID Please

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More ids please!

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ID please

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Plant ID please

Plant ID please 
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