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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, http://theseedsite.co.uk/   on germination.

 

 

Seedling Unknown

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 21:51

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/56260.png?width=416&height=350&mode=max

Hi DW

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

Pond Skaters

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 21:34

But what about the pond skater's lunch Runnybeak

laurels and fungus

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 21:25

Fungus on stems is rarely a good sign. Have you got a photo?

Meteor showers

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 21:24

I'll have a look and see,

 

Meteor showers

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 21:09

Have I missed it all or will there be more tonight?

ID please!

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 20:56

Have any of the spireas got anything to offer apart from flowers? I like a good shaped bush or attractive leaves or berries in addition to flowers?

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