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Identify Plants

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 18:59

You're right, that does look like a bluebell.

a good turn needs to be considered......

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 18:57

I've got a theory that it's that first sting of the season that's the worst - I wonder if it acclimatises you to further stings? Kind of immunisation?

Plant ID

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 17:22

The white ones in the top picture are Sweet Violet, Viola odorata. You can tell by the shape of the sepals, which are blunt. The other picture shows longer pointed sepals, so are more likely to be dog violets 

cottage garden

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 17:16

Can you tell us a little about how you look after your plants? Do you have a problem with slugs, snails or rabbits?

Identify Plants

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 17:13

I don't think the plant with grassy leaves is Spanish bluebell, Nut - the leaves look too narrow. But time will tell!

Identify Plants

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 17:12

That's a drumstick primula, Primula denticulata.

bad day

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 17:29

Really scary day with the wind here as well. Things flying around all over the place - even my wheelbarrow went for a walk by itself! One of my bird tables has smashed on to the ground as well. I haven't wanted to be outside at all, and that's not like me!

Why doesn't my ribes flower?

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 18:56

White Icicle is much nicer than the pink/red one, mine is still in a pot at the moment but flowering its socks off.

Elderberry Tree

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 18:54

It does self-seed all over the place, in my garden and in the wild - the birds eat the berries and spread the seeds around. If possible the ideal way to get rid is to chop them down and dig out the roots. I've also had good results from chopping down and treating with stump killer. It's a shrub that's much better in the wild than in a garden in my opinion, although there are some nice cultivars - a purple one and a yellow one. Neither survived in my garden, however.

Why doesn't my ribes flower?

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 18:48

That cultivar doesn't look any different to the ordinary Ribes sanguineum, which grows in my garden. I cut it to the ground every year in the hope of killing it ( I even treated the stumps with stump killer last year) and it still comes back bigger and better. I would say that it doesn't mind pruning at all!

Discussions started by landgirl100

Old secateurs

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Seeds have arrived!

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Can't get no inspiration!

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