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Galium odoratum

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 20:02

Asperula is a very old name for Galium odoratum.

help please

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 12:30

It's an aphid. Squash them between thumb and finger, it's best not to spray edible plants.

Osteopernum ?

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 23:08

Lots of the Osteospermums sold for summer bedding are tender and won't survive in the garden. There are some that are perennial, usually the one that is pale purple with a darker back to the petals - Osteospermum jucundum is the scientific name.

You could always plant yours out and enjoy it for a bit longer in the garden, and you might be lucky and see it again next year!

Hardy Annuals

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 18:07

Many hardy annuals can be sown directly in the garden at this time of year. I've never had much success doing this, however!

Tree ID

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 18:06

I think it's a Sorbus, but they are difficult to get to species.

Plant ID please

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 17:43

It's an Alchemilla, no doubt about it! We don't argue with nutcutlet!

I don't know of any Potentilla species which has more than 5 leaflets, apart from P. anserina, Silverweed, which has a pinnate leaf and is likely to be removed from the genus.

Cercidiphyllum japonicum, - can it be hard pruned?

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 17:32

It is a lovely tree and the smell in autumn is just heavenly! I had always understood that it wouldn't respond to hard pruning. Mine is definitely a tree, with a graceful shape, and I wonder if it would look rather butchered if reduced to a coppice stool (well, it definitely would at first!). The branches grow out almost at right angles, so I'm concerned that it would look like a tree with its top cut off.

id plant please

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 19:19

I agree with nut, possibly A. heterocephalum.


Posted: 07/09/2015 at 12:48

Depends what your drive is made of. Tarmac or paving can be kept clear by regular brushing, using a wire brush if necessary. Gravel is harder - I rake out the moss with a small hand rake. It's only a problem in shady areas, fortunately, as it's hard work!

Forum trip to Kathy Brown's garden near Bedford

Posted: 05/09/2015 at 16:55

It's a lovely garden, I went a few weeks ago, at clematis time. Some very clever interpretations of fine art. It's true, the cakes are wonderful and the tea is very special! Hope you have a lovely time.

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