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Prunus spinosa on fence

Posted: 15/01/2018 at 13:25

Hi All

I have a North East(ish) facing fence that I would like to have a thorny bush / climber against.

Would a Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) be suitable for this?  I would like to keep it pruned and not too bushy.

If this isn't the option, can anyone recommend one?  I have also seen a Berberis julianae wintergreen barberry which looks a nice bush.

Thanks in advance

Plant with blue/purple leaves - What is it?

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 12:18

MsBeehaven, ooo so harsh It didnt flower last year and as I have only really started to organise my garden, I never noticed it.  This year its flowered and I thought it was rather nice.

Fidget, yes, the Bee's love it, hence one of the reasons why I would like to keep it.

Thanks for the advice guys

Plant with blue/purple leaves - What is it?

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 12:05

Hi Guys

I have a plant thats growing in my garden which I think is rather nice.  Its approx 1.1m tall at the moment, then pointy leaves with a small purple blue flower.  The flower is dying off and is being replaced with a seed sack of some sort.

I would like to know what plant it is and I am planning on keeping it.  But, what to do with it over Autumn / Winter.

Pics attached and thanks for you help.






Brown spots on mint

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 12:48

Thanks for the advice guys.  When I get home I shall take a closer picture of a leaf so we can rule out rust.

The container does have holes however, I may need to put more in.  I shall take the mint out and put it in its own bigger container.

Thanks again.

Brown spots on mint

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 09:37

Thanks Nutcutlet.

If I cut it back and re-pot it at the same time would that be ok?

Yes it's stainless

Brown spots on mint

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 09:24

Righto, a picture


 Is there a way I can save mint over winter? I.e bringing it inside?

Brown spots on mint

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 08:51

Thanks for the replies, I shall get a picture up ASAP.
I hope its salvagable! If not, I suppose I can put it down to experiance.

Brown spots on mint

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 19:40

I have some mint in a container that was growing fine.  It started to grow very rapidly and started taking over some other herbs in my bucket, so I cut it down.

Now, I have read somewhere that the brown spots could be overwatering, so I moved the bucket to a more sheltered area, but it seems to have got worse.

Any advice is welcome.

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Prunus spinosa on fence

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Plant with blue/purple leaves - What is it?

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Brown spots on mint

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