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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.

What's your worst nemesis, your most dreaded weed or plant?

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 17:49

Horsetail - grrrrr

Plants to ID please!

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 12:25

I've got a little muddled with your pictues Rob and my comments relate to your picture number 4! That could possibly be Physostegia which was my instinctive response - but please don't quote me!!!! Once it does flower it may be easier to identify.

Plants to ID please!

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 12:15

Sorry Rob but it looks too much like several plants and until flowers arrive it is difficult to identify it.

Plants to ID please!

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 11:19

The pinky one is bistort (Persicaria bistorta). The 'pondy' ones are the tiny floating duckweed and the little reddish green leaves could be frogbit or a miniature waterlily and the green oval leaves look like water hawthorn.

Plant ID

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 16:54

I agree with Gardenmaiden. I'm sure it isn't Perovskia.

Seed trays/ allotment ladders

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 19:23

Harrod Horticultural used to sell them. Maybe you might be lucky on eBay???

What do I have?

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 21:20

No they are not always. Try googling Acer campestre and the leaves shown for the tree are amazingly similar to Len's tree

What do I have?

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 20:55

The acer could be Acer campestre - the field maple. All are really planted too close together. I'm not sure about the other two shrubs

Can you help me identify this plant/shrub

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 19:23

I think that the yellow flowered shrub in your first picture is one of the coronillas

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