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Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 22:09

F is for fritillary

meleagris, imperialis and silver washed


Climbing Ivy

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 21:49

If it looks nice just cut some back from time to time and keep it under control. Ivy is a problem if it takes over the tree and shuts out the light from the tree's leaves, or when it makes a deciduous tree far heavier and stop more wind in the winter, can blow over in extreme cases. But if you keep it controlled, no probs.

Threadbare privet

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 21:45

one of the first 2 and some of the third would do nicely with plenty of water. That is the trouble with hedges isn't it. We know they'd sometimes benefit from a severe cut back but it leaves you so exposed.

Threadbare privet

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 21:34

A good cut back, feed and water. They're very good at coming back from nothing. Don't let the top get wider than the bottom. 

Frost damaged Ivy

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 21:29

There were some large leaved ivies about a few years ago. Not Hedera helix, can't remember the species name but one was called 'Paddy's Pride'. They were very prone to winter damage. 


how often should i water new seedlings

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 21:24

I water from the bottom. As Terry says, it's where the roots are. I assess need to water by weight of tray/pot

What is this?

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 21:23

That pic is coltsfoot for sure. Got plenty of that but oK where it is.


Posted: 18/04/2013 at 17:15

I find the yellow polemoniums and the one called 'Hopley' do best here. It's a bit dry for the blue ones, the look depressed and mildewed.

Those 'Illumination' digitalis looked a bit iffy in the hardiness scale. 

What is this?

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 17:01

Or butterbur. It's one of those types of plants and you don't want it unless you're running a large wild garden.

What is this?

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 16:58

I know those very well, they have corms that multiply and they seed but they don't have fleshy brittle roots.

Looks a bit like coltsfoot but would have expected the yellow flowers before the leaves. Mine have flowered but leaves are barely showing.

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