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Shrub ID

Posted: Yesterday at 20:57

Do other people's cotoneasters have berries one year and fewer the next? Last year mine was laden with berries, hardly any this year despite the good weather. The holly has done much better and the blackbirds have now cleared that of berries.


What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 19:34


I have a pineapple sage that has just got around to gorgeous flowering, which is all very well but some day soon the weather will get cold and I'll have to decide how to deal with it. And it's November in Scotland!


Posted: 06/11/2014 at 19:33

Glad you asked the question. I haven't been sure. However I disagree with Tootles - I've put some manure on the garden and now the neighbour's cat is busy pooping on it.  Too much poop!

Any plant ideas please...

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 21:34

Is it not deep enough for honeysuckle? I think a bit of ignorance goes a long way, I've never known where I'm not supposed to plant it and it seems to grow usually.

Currant bushes

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 20:26

Thanks pansyface.  I'll trim it tomorrow.


Currant bushes

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 18:58

I'm in the same situation. Mine was planted new last year. I've been hoping its just getting established.


A mystery/wild section of the front garden

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 20:08

The pic you posted at 19.58 looks like snowberry see . I have inherited some and it seems pretty inclined to grow new ones. I've just taken out a load but kept one for the winter berries.


hibiscus or rose of sharon

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 22:24

I have also had far more hypericum than I wanted.  I've got rid of most of the ones I don't want, but I have one I want to keep but contain. I can't decide when to cut it back - right now there are flower buds just preparing to break, then berries that last all winter. Do I 

just chop them anytime?

What is this?

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 20:55

That's a welcome question. I have some of that and because its quite pretty and looks quite delicate I'd been tending it. And there's now more of it. I get the picture and will take the advice you've offered Yvonne and get brutal with it. Useful forum.

Leaf spots

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 17:54

Sadly this was only its second year. I shall have to see it as an opportunity to try something else.


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Leaf spots

orange spots on hollyhock leaves 
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Planting a new trough

Which plants will work well in a 1m trough 
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