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Fencing alternatives - Ivy?

Posted: Today at 00:01

I had to replace my fence a few years back and instead of simply replacing with wooden posts in the ground I went for concrete posts and concrete board thingys at the bottom,then I had fence panels slotted between the posts.It may not be completely permanent in that the panels will need replacing from time to time but they are not in contact with the ground so should not rot and if one panel goes it is not too difficult.

It cost a bit more to begin with but in the long run I will only be replacing the odd panel from time to time.

2 x Crassula ID's please.

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 15:23

I think you may be right! My book on Sedums says Sedum dendroideum ssp praealtum is sometimes confused for Crassula ovata (Jade plant).

Thanks Berghill.

2 x Crassula ID's please.

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 14:47

Bought 2 crassulas from the 'mixed' section.I think the first one is Crassula perforata but can't find the other one (it is not Crassula ovata!).



Plant database for computer

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 21:55

Yes I will still have a computer just not access to Access!

I am not sure if I will have Excel either so was really looking for something 'stand alone' to use offline.

Plant database for computer

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 21:16

At present I have my plants listed on an Access database on my computer but may not have the program in the near future to access it.

I tried the online Shoot database for a while but think it a bit pricey for a list.My current list only has 183 plants on it,really just to keep a record of variety,where bought and when etc and notes if relevant.

I may just resort to a good old fashioned card index!!

So how do you all keep plant records?

Plant ID for this bonsai please.

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 17:03

The plant you suggest does look similar but the leaves on my friends plant are very glossy and shiny.It certainly does look like some sort of witch hazel though.

Plant ID for this bonsai please.

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 16:01

My friend was given this plant as a bonsai.It has cream witch hazel like flowers and we think it is evergreen.No one at my bonsai club knows what it could be.It also seems to be relatively hardy but then we do live in the south.

Any ideas?


Standing Pots in Water in a Tray

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 16:01

I water most of my plants from the top and have a saucer underneath to catch run off.

Every now and then,especially in very hot weather,I stand the potin a tray to give it a really good soak.

Unknown plant

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 18:29

That is Nigella damascena commonly known as Love-in-a mist.

On-line purchases

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 11:51

I have been looking round lots of online nurseries,good plants at OK prices but my problem is delivery to the Isle of Wight,there is usually a hefty surcharge.Not sure why as all the major couriers come to and from here at no extra cost.

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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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Last Post: 17/04/2015 at 16:29

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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Plant ID please.

Succulent plant. 
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So fed up with all this rain!!!!

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What is this Sedum?

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Plant ID please.

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