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Plant ID please

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 16:36

Thanks Dove for your tip I shall check it out.

Plant ID please

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 16:35

I've just googled your answer fidget and I think you're right. They are beautiful flowers but they are very unsteady. Their stems are so thin. I've no idea how they got there but I'm glad they did.

Plant ID please

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 15:04

Thanks nutcutlet. No.2 doesn't have many flowers and there's no way it could have been planted because you can't get through the shrub that it's grown through.

Do you think I could take cutings from it? It looks very pretty and would like to put it somewhere else.

And what should I know about phytolacca?

 

Ants

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 14:39

Hi guys,

I seem to be invaded by swarms of ants this year. They are in my lawn, my plant pots and they've started to come into the house. Is anybody else having problems this year and what can I do?

My lawn is starting to look messy with piles of sand everywhere and is it a real problem in my pots or should I not worry?

Cheers

Jo

Plant ID please

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 14:31

Hi guys,

I have some new plants that have just appeared in my garden from nowhere and would like to dive into your fountain of knowledge if you don't mind?

 

The yellow one comes on a very, very thin stem that has to be supported as it can't stand up otherwise. There is also a pink one beside it. Full sun in a border

The purple one has grown through a shrub, about 1.5m high. Half sun.

The white one has sprouted underneath a tree, half sun I would say.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/46009.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/46010.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/46011.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

Cheers

Jo 

Succulents advise

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 15:41

Ok thanks guys. I have another option. I could possibly turn it into a veggie garden But do I have to get rid of all the sand?

Succulents advise

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 13:50

I'm in the Netherlands. The weather is similar to the south east of the uk. The sand is sharpish. It certainly doesn't have any problems growing weeds or grass.

Succulents advise

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 13:34

Hi guys,

im planning on converting my old children's sandpit into a a succulent/cacti garden. It currently is full of nothing but sand. So how much soil should I mix in? Can our wet climate overwater them? And can a bad winter kill them off?

cheers

Jo

Cactus or.....,....

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 20:40

Well I either have to bring them in during winter or go for something else. What about succulents?

Cactus or.....,....

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 19:18

Hi guys,

So, I have a window box in a shaded area that I want to put some plants in that don't need much attention and will do something interesting all year round. Do you think I could get away with a cactus or two? Or should I be looking at something else?

cheers

Jo

Discussions started by Jo Stephenson

Stephanandra incisa Crispa taking over

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Cornflower overload

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Plant ID please

Palm flower? 
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Last Post: 11/06/2014 at 21:02

Ants

Overrun with them 
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Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 21:15

Plant ID please

New plants no idea what they are 
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Last Post: 17/05/2014 at 16:36

Succulents advise

How much soil do I need? 
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Last Post: 21/10/2013 at 17:56

Cactus or.....,....

Can I grow cactus in the shade? 
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Last Post: 19/05/2013 at 21:06

Suggestions please

Need some plants for a shady area 
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Last Post: 11/05/2013 at 14:09

Plant pot problem

Need a plant pot that comes apart. 
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Last Post: 06/05/2013 at 18:09

Plant identification please

Plant or weed 
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Last Post: 04/05/2013 at 11:35

Plant identification please

Can you tell me what it is please? 
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Last Post: 18/04/2013 at 19:48

Grape vine

When can I cut it back? 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 08:14

Digging problem

Hard soil I can't get a spade through 
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Last Post: 18/09/2012 at 16:48

Soil disposal

What should I do with old soil? 
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Unknown plants

Amateur gardener needs help 
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