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A few id's please

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 17:43

Hi Lorna. To add to the names already given:

Number 9 is Zantedeschia aethiopica

Number 10 is Chrysanthemum coronarium

You have a lovely collection there but beware of the Himalayan balsam as it seeds itself everywhere! The Houttuynia can also be a bit of a thug but its bruised leaves smell of bitter oranges which some gardeners rather like.

ID please

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 17:26

Hi Flowers in the rain. Mine stayed out all winter in a trough near my back door and I had cut them back after flowering. I wasn't sure if they would overwinter but they have survived and look and smell beautiful now. It is a little bit sheltered near the back door so maybe that helped but they did get buried under the snow at one stage.

ID please

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 11:01

They look a little like my sweet williams.

Name this plant

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 16:25

Could it be a white phlox?

boggy garden very little sun

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 09:46

I have Acer 'Osakasuki' in my wet northern garden (now about 20 years old) and it does really well. I have even grown some of its seeds and have a variety of different coloured youngsters in pots growing on the north side of my house. I have been able to supply neighbours and friends with seeds too.

I Made These

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 14:51

How super! You clever thing. They all look beautiful.

Found down a well.

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 11:23

You could sink it into the ground - levelling it - and make a tiny pond or, as Leonette said, it would make a bird bath


Posted: 03/07/2015 at 19:22

Most seeds of hardy trees require stratification - i.e. being subject to a period of cold to break their dormancy. Stratification usually takes place in Autumn and can often be quite erratic - some seeds requiring two winters/cold periods to germinate. If you wish to try your fridge then all that is necessary is to place the seeds in some damp peat or compost inside a sealed plastic bag. just keep checking periodically for any signs of growth.Personally I would just wait until autumn and place the seeds in pots in a cold frame and let nature do the stratification. The RHS have excellent tips to help with this topic. I'm never sure if copying and pasting a link is the correct way to enter on this forum but I'll give it a try!

plant id please

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 13:25

Hi jpsbcfc. It looks like a quince to me.

Can't remember what this plant is ...

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 06:29

Hi Renata. Don't cut it back now or you will lose the flowers. Just dead head the flowers as they turn brown and more will come. After the leaves fall in autumn you can cut all the branches back by a third but take out any branches in the middle of the shrub that cross one another - basically open up the centre of the shrub - and then next March give it a more severe cut. If you do this every year you will be rewarded with flowers within eyesight and all the lovely butterflies that flock to them.

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