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Posted: 14/08/2014 at 17:47

I'd protect them this winter. If we get another wet one like last year they won't like that.

A cold frame or cold GH is where I'd put them. Not yet but early enough that they're not already saturated when they go in.

Tree ID Please

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 14:58

If there's any sort of problem it will be suckers

is there such thing as a cherry tomatoe BUSH?

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 14:45

I think they are short-lived perennials but they always look totally worn out by the end of the season. The effort and heating expense of getting them through the winter wouldn't be worth it


Posted: 14/08/2014 at 14:38

I think the difficulty with creating a true wildlife pond here will be that it's raised. Insects will be able to fly in but there'll be no access for life without wings.

A pump and filter are not wildlife pond items. 

What aspects of a wildlife pond would you like to create? 

ID please!

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 09:38

Thanks soulboy, that might be worth considering. I'm looking for more shrubs for the garden. As time goes on I find I need more large plants to cut down on the maintenance.

sambucus black lace cutting back? confusing advice

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 09:33

I wonder if the conflicting advice is because some people grow these as foliage plants and don't want those pink flowers. Others want a flowering shrub.

You prune to get what you want; late winter for foliage, after flowering if you want the flowers.

Cyclamen which way up

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 09:28

2 of my 'dinner plates' turned to mush in the long wet period, they must have been 20 years old. The soil where they are is very well drained but the non stop rain did for them

Plenty of babies around though

Plants ID please

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 09:05

Wanna be, could you do some more photos please?

You'll be able to tell nightshade from physalis soon. Nightshade will have berry-like fruit and physalis will have inflated papery cases and the fruit inside. Orange cases for chinese lanterns, brownish for the edible ones.

Anything that wasn't there last year and is all over the garden now is an annual. Beware of letting it seed this year



perenial seeds

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 08:36

Hi Snoodle, which perennials are you growing, some need to be chilled to break dormancy. Astrantias, aquilegias, aconitums, clematis, all germinate much more reliably if the have a cold spell.

Lots of other too.

Have a look at this,   on germination.



Seedling Unknown

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 21:51


I haven't given up on this one yet so I've copied  the last photo to this thread.

Are the stems round or square or smooth or bristly?

And are they hardening off or fleshy or firm and green

There are several plants that have yellow roots, berberis and stinging nettles for two. Not suggesting those as ID though

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