Janet 4

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Sad plant!

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 10:50

I think Greenjude might be correct. It is known as the everlasting wallflower. I bought one, and by the time I'd left Devon it was growing all around a miniature cherry tree. They do get leggy, so I used to cut back the flower heads down to the stalks, and the flowers just kept coming. Really is everlasting flowers all year.

If it is euphorbia, and you put it in the ground, be careful, as some can spread quite prolifically. 

Quick Id

Posted: 19/09/2015 at 20:47

You can't have everything in life nutcutlet, the ones I was always given were an orange/red. But cultivators like to try new things. White is really rather special.

Quick Id

Posted: 19/09/2015 at 20:35

Yes it is a house plant. Could also be called flaming Katy if I've got the correct plant

Found these in a drawer, what are they?

Posted: 19/09/2015 at 20:13

Could the shrivelled corms be cyclamen. They are out at the moment. Do not put them in too deep. Find a sheltered space & put them in. But do put a marker, or like me you could keep digging them up.

The smaller shrivelled things sound familiar, but cannot remember what they are.

plant ID.

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 21:41

The Anemone are useful as they appear at the end of summer into autumn, so useful for bees and insects. Keep the flowers and reduce the leaves.

Aqueligias are lovely. they will seed everywhere and come up all sorts of gorgeous colours you would not expect. Leave these and Anemones at back of borders.

2 plant IDs please

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 21:34

Or Asters are prone to mildew and do not come out until the autumn. Mine grew as high as my Fennel and Meadowsweet I leave them for the bees and birds to feed off.

2 plant IDs please

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 21:25

Could the first one be an Echium? It grows in the Isles Of Scillies and Cornwall prolifically. Gets very tall. Has blue Pyramid flowers at the top the bees love.

Maybe not, I wonder if it is a weed as well, but look at Chelsea, all the "wild flowers in the champion gardens!"


Posted: 06/05/2015 at 20:38

Our garden is very exposed and windy. We're in the middle of town as well. My husband put some plastic netting with thick fine mesh to our 6' high metal framed gate to try and give some shelter to the back garden. I keep the shrubs cut down to 6' or less, with hardy perennials in between. Time has taught me to never grow anything delicate at all. Such a waste of money and heart ache!

Pond plant help

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 12:52

We have in the past bought some Water Hyacinths and Chestnuts. Be warned these eventually take over the pond. They have then filled half my recycling bins in one go. I have also been able to sell them, as they are up to £3.50 a plant. But I prefer the water lettuces now. The slugs do not eat these and they are very pretty.

Composting paper

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 15:22

Also try adding it between any green or vegetation otherwise it will just be a gooey mess. Alternate. I always shred private documents and add them to my compost as well as some cardboard and tissues interspersed with the green stuff. Worms don't differentiate!

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