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can I be planted outside

Posted: Yesterday at 14:46

It might like a holiday outside in the summer if you have the right conditions.I find houseplants can do very well outside,a bit of natural rain and breezes to blow off the dust and cobwebs!

Help! Can anyone identify this plant?

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 21:22

I think it looks like a Euphorbia of some kind.

What plant is this called

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 21:18

It is a Pulmonaria (lungwort).

A Prayer plant looks more like this.

Last edited: 11 October 2016 21:20:50

Animal Poo ID.

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 20:21

That is lovely to hear.

I thought it looked like hedgehog poo ( I have a lot on my patio most mornings!) but never thought a hedgehog would scare a cat!!

Nice to know the mystery is solved and hope the hoggies put on the weight for the coming winter.

Animal Poo ID.

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 22:46

Be interesting to find out what it is!!

Animal Poo ID.

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 20:40

Can you put up some kind of camera to find the culprit?

What to do with my Bay tree.

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 09:38

The problem I have with my tree is that it is right in the very corner of my garden and I can only access the side in my garden,I can't reach the whole tree as it backs onto 3 other properties.

I think I shall let it grow taller but let it have many branches so I can take out a whole branch without affecting the tallness.I do this with a griselenia,taking out a complete branch ,generally from the inside.This thins it out without changing the shape too much.

I do love the double trunk and if I cut branches off a little higher up it would expose them more.

What to do with my Bay tree.

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 18:24

Yes I think I shall have to see what it does on its own and keep in check when it needs it.I do so want height in the garden,most things seem to be fence height at 6ft.I want the feeling of being enclosed and not quite so exposed!

Pittosporum 'Limelight'

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 18:19

Yes it does very well there.

In my old garden I had a pittosporum that I kept clipped every year.When we left the garden was abandoned as the house was to be demolished.Over the next few years (they didn't demolish straight away!) we kept looking over the garden wall just to see how the garden grew when left to its own devices.The pittosporum did very well and became a nice small tree so think I may just let 'Limelight' grow and see how it behaves!

Last edited: 30 September 2016 18:20:02

Pittosporum 'Limelight'

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 17:57

Similar to my last thread I wondered if I could let my Pittosporum 'Limelight' grow into a small tree to give height to the garden rather than clipping.It is about 14 years old.

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Pittosporum 'Limelight'

Shall I let it grow? 
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What to do with my Bay tree.

Clip or grow to a tree? 
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Foliage plant ID please.

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Vine Weevils and nematodes in pots.

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Old,spent potting compost.

What do you do with it? 
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Water Gel Crystals

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Polish Spirit clematis looking great!

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Dead heading Osteospermum (or not)

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Water plant ID please.

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Couple of ID's please!

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More Crassula/Succulent ID's please!

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'Behind the gate' project

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Clematis doing well this year!

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Crassula ID's

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Glyphosate alternative

...and Clopyralid 
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