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Can anyone identify this plant for me?

Posted: Today at 07:52

It does look a little like a young Sambucus nigra 'Aurea' - which is Judith 5's picture. I have one in my garden which does sucker but its so pretty I'm happy to supply family and friends with the suckers.

If this was Yours ...

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 18:49

I let wild strawberries grow in mine. So teeny weeny but the taste is fantastic!

Black Bamboo

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 18:45

Hi Jan H11. If you are lucky enough to have home made compost then you could mulch with that. An alternative would be to use any spent compost you may have from plant pots used last year. A more costly item would be bought compost. My bamboo clump is old enough to provide its own mulch from discarded leaves but this does not really raise the level. My bamboo is sort of left to manage on its own and I don't do anything to help it (meanie me!)

Black Bamboo

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 13:55

I have a black bamboo which is probably similar in size to yours also with brown tips on its leaves which is gets every year. In my case it is simply windburn and has no detrimental effect on the bamboo whatsoever. My clump is so large - without being a garden thug - that I am able to cut canes occasionally to use as plant supports in the garden.

Help with remembering plant name?

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 13:28

Good luck with tracking it down. Sorry I couldn't help. Liz

Help with remembering plant name?

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 11:53

Hi Gemma JF. There is a variety of Philodendron erubescens called Black Cardinal which seems to fit your description. I hope this helps. Liz

Hellebore plug plants

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 14:46

Depending on where you are in the country, after hardening off I would risk planting them out. They are fairly tough and if there was any worry about hard frosts you could always cover them at night with fleece or even newspaper - remembering to remove in the morning. My hellebores seed themselves all over the place and are looking particularly fine right now.

Liz x

What is wrong with my Clematis??

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 16:37

Hi Connie. I agree with all the comments above. All my clematis look like sticks at the moment. I read that your clematis is situated in a pot on a south facing wall. Clematis like their heads in the sun but a cool root run during the summer so just ensure that the pot keeps relatively cool or the plant may not be too happy. Happy New Year everyone!

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 01:37

CurlyCarly, I had a fob attached to my keys that bleeped when I whistled it (not quite as upmarket as the one activated by a mobile phone) and it was wonderful.....until the day I left my keys in a pocket and washed them!

Help with identifying plants in school wildlife garden

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 07:45

I agree with Nutcutlet - bottom picture is Acer campestre. Top picture is bracken.

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