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Weed or flower?

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 15:36

The one with the broad, bright green leaves is the chickweed. The bittercress is the one in the middle with the pods sticking up above the flower. The leaves grow mainly as a basal rosette. Personally I wouldn't bother eating either of them!

How about a Bugle, Ajuga reptans, for ground cover? There are some lovely bronze-purple varieties, and it has spikes of blue flowers in the spring. A few plants would soon spread by runners to cover the area. It doesn't mind being trodden on when not in flower.

Hellebore Query

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 15:25

I don't cut mine off until the flowers start to show early in the year, unless they are very tatty or diseased. Some still look attractive at this time of year, to my mind, like the one in the first photo.

Fungus Query

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 15:22

The laurel looks very healthy. This type of fungus only attacks dead wood - that's its function in life. Don't worry about it, just accept that the wood panels are going to rot away eventually.

Corious tree

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 22:56

Corious means leathery. I agree, it's a sculpture - stunning, though.

Weed or flower?

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 16:42

There's common chickweed, Stellaria media, and one of the bittercresses there. Both annual weeds, pull them out before they go to seed, which they can do all the year round. You could just hoe them off as they won't regrow from the roots.

Bluebells as a table centrepiece

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 11:10

Garden Forget-me-nots are really just the native Wood Forget-me-not, and are easy to obtain as bedding plants for spring. Or blue Aquilegias? Also native, and have strong stems that stand up well.

garden problem

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 11:01

That sounds like me - I never seem to actually sit on my garden chairs and benches! Hope you get to have a rest in your lovely new low-maintenance garden before too long!

Infinity garden

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 18:51

Perhaps in the shape of the infinity symbol? Doesn't seem very practical though.

Pretty flower - what is it please?

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 13:55

Don't fancy that much, it smells disgusting!

Mystery plant

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 14:29

It's a Figwort. I think it's Water Figwort, Scrophularia auriculata, by the winged stem. Just pull it out before it goes to seed.

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