Lottie Taylor

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More plants in need of identification!

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 20:31

I agree with ceanothus and photinia... Not sure about viburnum, but just had to reply because we are clearly the same species

little black bugs smothering many of my plants

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 20:26

Well said, Bob the gardener


Plant Id, please.

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 20:24

I'd say definitely Mahonia... There are lots of different sorts, you know.



Posted: 06/01/2013 at 16:06
I had saved some hellebore plants in pots on my allotment whilst my garden was a building site. hen I fetched them back I found the large plants split quite easily into several small ones. At this time of year the big leaves should be removed so the flowers can be seen more easily. Leaves will soon replace themselves in the growing season.

how to feed an orhcid without keeping it in water??

Posted: 09/11/2012 at 20:26
I just happen to have been reading RHS about orchids this afternoon. As they like humidity (and they are not all the same so worth further research) stand on a 1 centimetre deep gravel bed which is kept moist. This is not the same thing as leaving the whole pot standing in water. It is quite easy to over feed orchids so a feed once a month is sufficient, I am told. Also they are mostly forest plants so enjoy shade and, lastly, they often need a bit of drying out or a bit of cooler temperature to stimulate flowering.

Zéphirine Drouhin

Posted: 09/11/2012 at 20:20
Yes it's a lovely rosebud it won't grow (and neither will any other ros??) where there has already been a ros?? growing. If ou want to site your new one where you were previously growing another one even if hat one was completely healthy, you will either have to change the soil completely or a good tip is to plant the new ros?? in a cardboard wine box (easily obtained from supermarkets) with fresh soil and then plant this whole thing. By the time the cardboard has rotted away, the surrounding soil should not be affecting the new ros??.

outside jasmine

Posted: 02/10/2012 at 17:34
There are several different sorts of jasmine, including winter jasmine which is different again, but I have never see one with leaves like yours, Jean. I am ready to be introduced to a new one but I still think your picture looks very much like a honeysuckle which is just as fragrant as jasmine, so why worry?

Potted tree

Posted: 26/09/2012 at 21:36
These trees are often grown as bonsai. If it is reasonably healthy, you could try tipping it out of the pot, root pruning and popping it back in the same pot... The top will probably need pruning or the roots will not be able to sustain the top growth.
Pruning the top growth at his time of year is not such a good idea as it can stimulate tender shoots just before the cold weather. Wait till leaf drop or the early spring. Bonsais must not be over fed or they grow too fast so use a seed compost for best results.

outside jasmine

Posted: 23/09/2012 at 14:05
Does that mean it has been in the open for the past 5 to 6 years?
If so a spring feed will probably help. Don't feed it now as it will produce tender shoots which will not survive frost. Hard to tell from the picture, but it looks like a honeysuckle to me.

outside jasmine

Posted: 22/09/2012 at 09:26
Depends what sort of jasmine it is. More information needed.
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