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Heptacodium miconioides

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 20:51

I might try some hardwood when the leaves drop. It's worth a try.

Siberian iRis

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 20:12

they'll die back soon for the winter. You can cut off the dead leaves and more will grow in spring.

They are relatively moisture loving compared to bearded iris, are they too dry/

Leaf identification!

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 19:48

Looks more like italicum in that photo H-C

Not much difference Catherine. You'd have a hard job eliminating them. If you let them mature you get some lovely red berries in late summer, Don't eat them but the voles do

Heptacodium miconioides

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 18:37

I might have a go. Cuttings are my weak spot (one of them anyway)

Hostas starting to go over

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 18:34

Do yoy remember those 'dwarf' conifers being felled in Adrian Bloom's garden at Bressingham Dove?

Heptacodium miconioides

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 18:10


Can I expect suckers? Nothing yet and it's been there a few years now.  I'll have to try some cuttings I think. Hardwood do you reckon?

re the Chimonanthus, my garden is quite exposed but it's not in the most exposed part. I waited nearly 20 years from seed for the first flowers. It's having a good year, all the early rain I think

Leaf identification!

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 18:04

nothing upsets a bamboo does it?

An in situ pic and an indication of size would be useful but I think this is an Arum. 

Arum maculatum or Arum italicum are most likely but it looks too 'marked' for the former and not enough for the latter


Posted: 29/09/2016 at 17:59

There are some similarities between the berries especially. It's the leaves that make me think cornus. See what others think


Posted: 29/09/2016 at 17:47

I think it's a Cornus

Heptacodium miconioides

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 17:45
Hortum-cretae says:

However, I do keep my eye out for that rarity, the evergreen shrub that flowers all year, makes a screen to hide the neighbour's shed or new extension but doesn't need pruning and grows in dry shade or full sun.    


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 That'll be the plastic one H-C 

I agree re the lack of availability of anything unusual. very hard to get away from the bog standard repetitive planting. I got my Heptacodium as a rooted cutting from a place that doesn't exist any more.

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fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

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