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Dwarf acer palmatum dissectum

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 20:01

Someone out there knows the answer to this one 

Dwarf acer palmatum dissectum

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 18:23

Excuse my ignorance, but is it common to see the purple-leaved version of this acer flowering in this country? Mine is covered in buds and I am flabbergasted! Now I'll get 50 posts telling me it's common as muck 

Yellow is the colour.......

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 22:23

Add to that, winter-flowering jasmine, aconites and sternbergia autumn crocuses as well!

Agree that pink and yellow doesn't work so well. Also not massively keen on bright blues with daff yellow- reminds me of IKEA

Love egg yolk yellows in combination with purples of hebe Pascal and pittosphorum Tom Thumb. My miniature daffs look lovely next to the purples of snakes head fritillaries too.

it all depends on the hue of the yellow in question  

Yellow is the colour.......

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 22:17

It's my favourite colour too Orchid.

Reminds me of spring and sunny days.

daffodils, narcissus, primroses, the fresh emerging leaves on my choisiya, forsythia, yellow/apricot of dwarf acer....

Year-old photinia "red robin" hedge looking sick

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 22:14

My photinia was massacred by vine weevil last spring. lots of holes and notches cut out of the leaves. 

Rudbeckia, when should it start to shoot?

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 22:08

Mine started to shoot end Feb and are about 4cm now.

tools I no longer need

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 21:29

Yes Steve, I agree- a seed swap/tools for sale/plants to sell or swap - would be a fab idea!

tools I no longer need

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 21:28

Thank you- no one interested in eBay. Must admit was surprised as it's almost new and worth a bit! 

I use free cycle frequently, bit for once would have liked to get a few quid for a good almost-new product- to buy some more plants with 

I have a birthday this year so what are ŷou going to get me?

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 21:23

Ooooh star 

A vat of Provado is in the post for you, Verdun 

indoor palm

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 16:41

Thanks Blairs - mine is east facing, with about 1 hour max of morning direct light, then just bright light. I will try to mist it more frequently though, as probably haven't done this enough.

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

What is this succulent please?

Label fell off and I can't remember! 
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Phalenopsis failing to thrive and eventually dying.

Lost 3, this is my last one standing... 
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Lobelia/Pratia pedunculata or Blue Star Creeper

Where can I buy it? 
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Last Post: 29/01/2015 at 10:02

Golfinches have landed!

Best seed for them? 
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Last Post: 08/02/2015 at 19:34

Dreaded thrips

How can I get the better of them this year?! 
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Last Post: 28/01/2015 at 19:32

Clematis Cirrhosa

does it flower in its first year? 
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Last Post: 08/01/2015 at 12:35

Sternbergia Autumn. daffodils

Still no flowers... 
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Last Post: 27/01/2015 at 16:23

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Any ideas? 
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Last Post: 18/10/2014 at 19:48


Best online retailer? 
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Clematis Alba Luxurians

Why do I have to prune it mid. February? 
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Last Post: 01/10/2014 at 21:31

Nematodes for thrips

Too late to apply in a sheltered London garden? 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:49

Gardenia to be moved

From outdoors to indoors 
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Last Post: 31/01/2015 at 11:08

Thalictrum needs a boost

Will it re flower if I deadhead or more? 
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Last Post: 17/07/2014 at 21:08

Erodium Bishops Form

Has never re-flowered :-( 
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Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:43

Plant. ID please!

2 foot tall evergreen shrub rescued 
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Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:07
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