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Shrub id i think

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 15:35

1st is definitely a Hebe ( Possibly Green Globe? ) There are 1000s of varieties of Roses that I doubt anyone will know without a flower photo unfortunately.


Help with identifying plant

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 15:32

Yea, It would be quite helpful to know whats in your garden :P

Thats where we come in though. If they told you what was in there you wouldnt have to ask us!

More help needed with ID

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 14:39

I would suggest Godetia too. I grew them last year.

These are the plants I had


Help with identifying plant

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 14:34

Cosmos Bippinatus

A very popular garden plant that flowers right up until the first frosts!


Here is one of mine that was grown from seed


Lavender border in acid claggy soil - too big a battle?

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 22:15

I can't remember if I used Manure on the Lavender Bed. I was doing a hell of a lot of work at the time :P

I think the Main Bulk of it was Top soil and Sand that I had bought in.

Lavender border in acid claggy soil - too big a battle?

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 21:43

Im afraid so yes. Lavender will not grow in Clay.

Heather would be a brilliant choice if you can coax him into it :P


Posted: 09/09/2013 at 21:33

Agreed on the great garden comment!

And I like the chirping of Sparrows

Azalea Problems

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 21:20

Ericacous Compost is the best way to improve Acidity in the soil. Put a good 2inch layer of it around the base of the plant and if possible use rainwater to water it in.

Rainwater tends to be on the more Acidic side which Azaleas like so if you have a waterbutt then use the water from that

You can test the acidity by buying a Ph tester from any good DIY store, usually for a few pounds.

Lavender border in acid claggy soil - too big a battle?

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 21:15

Any Lavender you plant in that will give up almost immediately.

I had the same situation when planting my Lavender bed.

I didnt use any of the clay/stony soil that came out of mine, instead I used a mix of Top Soil/Compost/Farmyard Manure and a lot of Sharp Sand. This seems to have made the mixture Ph Neutral.

My Lavender love it. The growth on the plants in 18months is extremely impressive.

Oh and the Bees love it too!

Azalea Problems

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 21:08

Azaleas like a good deal of shade and definitely do not like early morning sun.

Also if you live in a hard water area (check inside your kettle and see if has a lot of limescale) then watering with tap water is a bad idea as Azaleas like acidic conditions.

Is it in the ground or in a pot?



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