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Please help me ID plants/ shrubs/trees

Posted: Yesterday at 09:38

Hope this works - I'm not very it savvy!  Happy gardening

Please help me ID plants/ shrubs/trees

Posted: Yesterday at 09:18

I've just watched GW and one of the plants Carol Klien was replanting looks similar to No10 - cornflower. Also had a thought it may be foxglove.  If No 7 is hemerocallis watch out for midge gall - tiny fly lavea that distort the buds.  I only learned about it from this sight last spring and discovered it on my plants.  Easy to deal with but does mean removing the affected buds, therefore less flowers this year.  I will try and forward the link.  


Please help me ID plants/ shrubs/trees

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 23:19

1 & 2  spires bridal wreath

3.  ?

4.  Vinca

5. ?

6. Buddlia

7.  Hemerocallis

8.  Euronymous

9.  Primrose

10.  ?

Advice on lawn problem

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 08:46

Thought this link may be of interest regarding your lawn - am surprised you haven't had any replies -  perhaps all the forum lawn peeps are out in their gardens tending their lovely lawns.  I have my own lawn battle going on, although the worst affected area I'm going to change to a flower/shrub bed.  I much prefer plant to grass and its easier to weed.  Good luck with yours. 

Favourite "Weed"

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 09:31

Ahhhhh!!!!  . . . . to lesser celendine in my garden especially in the lawn.  Love it in the local wood but NOT in the garden.   Oh I can't even think of some of the 'weeds' I do like now - will have to go and calm down for a whilewhile.

Veggy seedlings

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 22:41

Hi Hyacinth,  I had a good day in my garden yesterday, tidying borders and trimming back wayward shrubs and taming prolific day lilies.  Was great to get in the garden - we've had a lot of rain so the garden hasn't been workable.  My first year with a greenhouse too and its filling up nicely with seed trays. Love my garden

current tomatoes

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 21:26

Not seen or heard of these before, but I think I will be getting myself some seeds.  


Posted: 07/02/2015 at 09:21

It would seem, from these comments, that charity shops and discount shops prevail in many towns across the country.  No exception where I live either.  Just this week our local paper reported that we were getting another '£1 shop' on our high street. It's no wonder town centres are suffering, there's nothing there to attract custom.

You are quite right, Oneofseven, new deals aren't usually a better deal for the customer.  You really do need to have your wits about you to get the best prices.

Good News for Mike

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 08:41

So pleased to hear you got 'the all clear' Mike - I'll raise my glass to good health & happiness!! 

Doesn't it get dark early?!

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 10:02

I have heard it said that 'us Brits' are obsessed with the weather, its hardly surprising as the season is no indication of what to expect.  Personally, I find our weather fascinating as well as infuriating.  Probably the same for most places in this country but here in Cumbria we can experience 4 seasons in a day and rarely get 2 days the same.  

Clarrington - with you on the washing/drying issue.  I also hate it drying around the house on airers - its depressing enough that its raining without dealing with wet washing as well.


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