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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.


Leaf spots

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 13:37

Hmm, it is damp here and I've maybe crowded the plant a bit. I guess if a pant isn't right for a place it lets you know.

Leaf spots

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 13:26

Oh no! Please don't spare my feelings flowering rose. I'll take a look at the web link and hope for the best.  Thanks for the identification and advice.

Planting a new trough

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 13:22

Thanks for all that advice. I hadn't thought of the evergreen point. Pleased to hear good reports of the planters too.  I will definitely underplant, just a bit worried I might over do the plant to soil ratio.


And only just caught my spell checker trying to insert underpants into my question!

Leaf spots

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 10:23


My young hollyhocks (I hope that's what they are) have orange yucky looking spots on them.  At the moment I have just removed the worst leaf, but I'd be interested to know what it is, is it terminal, do I have to do more than just remove leaves? 

Planting a new trough

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 10:16


Planting a new trough

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 20:24

South facing. I'll get a pic in the morning.


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Planting a greengage now?

Unplanned purchase, now what.... 
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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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