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Buzzing Shrubs

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 21:52

I suspected No 2 as a Corylopsis? Is it scented as I believe C.praecox is?

Holly hedge from cuttings

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 19:35

I believe Hollies are very slow to root.

A collection of unknown plants requiring identifying.

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 23:03

Agree with the others

1. I second a poorly rosemary

5. Looks like Hosta shoots

8. Hardy Geranium, Phaem?

Just a note they maybe need a repot and some slow release fertiliser?

Can someone please recommend me great colourful pink/red/ climber :)

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 21:59

Clematis Etoile Rose is very pink! Cup shaped or for a more open larger flower 'Nelly Moser'

Or there is Campsis Radicans but depends where abouts in UK you are cos maybe a bit soft?

After some help with colourful yellow shrubs for my garden...thank you :)

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 20:55

I seem to have written an essay!

Flowering Shrubs

Most Winter: Mahonia's...Then Hammermalis Pallida or Arnold Promise(Witch Hazel) (Late Winter-Early Spring)... Then Corylopsis are flowering about now (March) Hazel (Corylus) Catkins now...Then... Forsythia... Then maybe  Weigelia Middledorfiana (April-May) Then all summer long Yellow Potentilla's, Buddleja Globosa, 

On the Herb Perrenial/Bulb front (flower):

Spring-Daffodils (vast number of varieties) Crocus (Yellow Mammoth is a good one!) Erythroinium Pagoda (dog tooth violet), Primroses common,oxslips and cowslips, Tulips

Summer-Geums, Irises, Potentillas, Vast range or Ligularia Britt Marie Crawforr has stunning dark foliage, another with good contrasting dark foliage is Lysamacia Firecracker or Alexandra (variegated foliage), Centaurea Macrocephala has great pinapple like flowers in summer, Creamy yellow: Leucanthemum Banana Cream, Various Hamerocallis (Day Lilly), Cephalaria gigantica (giant scaboius), Candelabra Primula's, Primula Florinda is brill, Euphorbi Polychroma & Palustris

Summer/Autumn Knifofia 'Bees Lemon', Solidago (Golden Rod), Helianthus (perennial varieties), Crocosmia 'Honey Angels' Thalictrum 'Flavum' contrasting blue leaves heads of yellow flowers) Euphorbia Skimmensis

Foliage/Stem Colour

Winter- Cornus (Dogwood) Flavermeria has yellow stems. Cornus Midwinter fire is maybe yellow/orange. Salix Britensis coppiced back (again prob more orange really)

Foliage- Grasses: Spring -Millium effuseum,  bit later Deschampsia Tatra Gold

Spring foliage: Spirea's Firelight, Candlelight in spring, All year round Ilex Flavescans (Yellow new growth)

Berries: Sorbus and Malus (Rowan and Crab apple), cottoneaster

Climbers: Clematis Tangutica, Golden Hop, 


Please identify

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 19:08

Or chinadoxia?

Saving a fuschia!

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 22:54

Hi, I cut mine back in spring, breaks from the bottom (Genii)

Kniphofia- Red Hot Pokers

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 19:53


Wrote some notes on some this summer:

Bee's Lemon: Strong yellow flower and strong looking plant, hardy in north. 3ft ish

Toffee Nosed: Tops of flowers are caramel coloured with lower down white, nice and subtle. (Hardy in North)

Triangularis: Orange pokers, nice neat flowers (compared to some) but lots!

Papaya Popsicle:Papaya flesh coloured flowers. Very floriferous flower several times on the same stem.

Strawberries and Cream: Made it through very cold winter a few years ago but foliage is messy, looks like grass. 




Please help to identify this miniature shrub

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 19:41

Not all of these are self fertile. Some need a male for berries.

hanging / trailing plants

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 19:44

Bacopa are brilliant, have a really long flowering time. The white seem to be the strongest but there are lilac's and pinks. Nepeta 'Grannilocks' is a good foliage plant and is hardy.

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