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Identification of a large bush!

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 15:03

Firstly...Happy Christmas!

 

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Now to business  I saw this beauty in the park today - the photo doesn't do it justice really, but the branches are almost silver in the light and beautiful against a water backdrop.

Was wondering what it might be - anyone know?

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Thank you 

When do I cut back my Hellebores?

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 12:21

I love them nut, but my garden's tiny so everything has to have its space and not invade. Ah, if I had a large garden like some of you lot, I'd let so many of my perennials go mad!

When do I cut back my Hellebores?

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 11:55

Thanks nut - I took the seed heads off most of them in the Summer, as was a bit concerned about an invasion!

When do I cut back my Hellebores?

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 11:45

I honestly can't remember when my flowered exactly, but must have been around Feb/Mar this year.

Like Turnip, the fresh growth is visible coming through from the base. Leaves a bit straggly and not too pretty.

So Dove, ought we leave the old leaves in place until the New Year? I also thought that the old leaves di something to protect the newly-emerging leaves. Are they very prolific in your garden then? Oh no, I got 5 for a raised bed this year and am now having visions of them taking over the entire garden 

Recommend online plant suppliers

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 11:38

You're welcome - it's a case of hit and miss with online companies. Some good, some terrible. 

Verdun  re dead trees.

what is this bush, anyone?

Posted: 11/12/2013 at 11:01

thanks all - will get up close next time for a sniff!

Wildlife blues

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 22:21

I know Happy 

what is this bush, anyone?

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 22:19

Patsy  cinnammon-scented stems sound lovely

what is this bush, anyone?

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 22:18

sorry, my camera phone isn't that good.

what is this bush, anyone?

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 18:08
Thanks fidget - I love this site- within minutes there's always someone more knowledgable than yourself replying

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pests ID needed please!

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A big con or good?! 
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