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Can somebody identify this one?

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 18:51

I don't know if it will help with identification but the flowers close up completely when the sun goes off them.

Where to start?

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 15:46

I would just cut back anything which is severely overgrown but generally just check the plants out over the first12 months to discover what you actually have.

Can somebody identify this one?

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 14:26

I'm not sure about that granma.  I've done a search on the plant you name and the stem looks very different.  I've added another image showing the stems in more detail.  Not great images but I took them with a camera phone and I'm used to a normal camera.



Can somebody identify this one?

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 13:05

We have a number of these appeared in our front garden this year.  We certainly haven't planted them.  The flower is similar to Osteospermum but carried on long stems with multiple branches.


Garden Claw

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 12:51

I saw something similar in a local garden centre. Not Garden Claw so probably a poor imitation.

Ivy killing a holly tree

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 21:06

When we had our garden gutted 2 years ago, one of the few things left was the stump of a holly tree.  It was only about 9" above ground but has already grown into a substantial bush, as I discovered when I backed into it whilst digging

Malvern Spring Garden Festival

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 22:12

Mattbeer87, take care to compare prices between sellers.  Plant prices can differ dramatically for the same thing.  I don't mean larger versions costing more.  The precise opposite can be the case.

Example in point. Mouse Ears hosta anything from £5 to £12.  The £12 version was the smallest!

Malvern Spring Garden Festival

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 18:32

The only downside this year is a much lighter wallet when I came home

Malvern Spring Garden Festival

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 15:57

I've gone to the Malvern Spring Show (as it was known in the good old days) virtually every year since it started 30 odd years ago.

Not to put too fine a point on it, last year was terrible.  Huge gaps in display areas, poor layout etc, etc.  This year they have really turned it round again.  Probably the best I've been to in years.  More plant sellers, better layout in the Floral Marquee (once I found it ), more and better located food and drink outlets.  I could go on but I think you get the message.


Posted: 05/05/2015 at 17:32

It's a perennial problem and one for which there doesn't seem to be a uniformally successful solution.  It's not so bad if they leave the deposit in the border as you can use twigs etc to stop them.  Not so easy when they do it on the lawns.

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Can somebody identify this one?

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Malvern Spring Garden Festival

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