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Mystery plant time

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 22:54

Vernonia gigantea,I think that might be the one!

Mystery plant time

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 22:32

 Eupatorium maculatum


Mystery plant time

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 22:23

Could it be Eupatorium maculatum (Joe Pye Weed)?

Reusing this year's soil

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 21:20

I sift all the roots out and then add to the borders as a soil conditioner.

Mystery plant time

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 21:17

No idea but very pretty,I want one

Plant ID please

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 15:54

Just in case anyone is interested the plant I had but could not remember the name of is Potentilla 'Alba'.

Not the OPs'plant though!!

Osteospermum question

Posted: 17/09/2015 at 08:59

Tresco Purple is supposed to be hardy but you can still take cuttings.

The apricot one is probably not but in a mild winter it could get through

I stick mine in the ground any old how and some survive some don't.

I have found you don't need rooting powder.You could just dig up one plant and keep in a greenhouse over winter to be on the safe side.

p.s. I just love Osteospermums!!

Plant ID please

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 13:57

This is the plant I thought it was,not so sure now! If you do know what this one is I would be grateful!! (It flowers in April/May)



Plant ID please

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 12:58

I'm still not convinced it is a Alchemilla,the leaves are not right.I have now asked my Mum if she can remember the name of the plant I think it is.It has a white flower,something like a flattened convolvulus flower.


ID and renovation advice please

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 22:13

I always do mine in spring just when it starts to shoot out.I have had mine for 13 years and every year it is cut right down almost to the ground sometimes.

This year it is doing extremley well.

It is one of those shrubs that is just a steady 'doer' and never seems to be prone to disease or pests and in my garden stands up to the wind!

This year I have noticed some seedlings around the garden so must like it here.

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Soil mixes for summer baskets.

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I will not be seduced.....!

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My plant of the moment

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Succulent ID's please:)

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2 x Crassula ID's please.

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Plant database for computer

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Plant ID for this bonsai please.

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Euphorbia plant ID please.

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Cleaning patio and paths.

What is safe? 
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Rhodanthemum 'African Eyes'

Cutting back? 
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Butyl liner and pre-formed pond question.

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The hedgehogs return.

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Lawn sand or dressing

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Jasminum humile 'revolutum'

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Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin' pruning

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