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Plant ID

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 21:00

I love to see it all left about and 'melting down' Much better for wildlife. I put a link to this thread on another one about berries on eleagnus

Oleaster (Elaeagnus x ebbingei) - pollinators, and growing tips for berries

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 20:18

Max, have a look at this post from Guernsey Donkey. The second plant for ID is your eleagnus and it has some berries on it still. You can guess where Guernsey Donkey lives. warmer than where I live

Plant ID

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 20:15

Berberis darwinii

Eleagnus x ebbingeii

No good at fungi 

Oleaster (Elaeagnus x ebbingei) - pollinators, and growing tips for berries

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 18:22

Little fruits form on mine most years but, as Ladybird says, it''s so late in the year (October at least) that they get frosted off. At least I think that's what happens to them, never seen anything ripe and ready to eat.

Dog wood Heights

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 16:48

If you cut back MF it won't grow as big as a red one, no. See what Obelixx said re cutting it back, you can't treat it like the red ones

Rose Seeds

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 16:12

I sowed some Rosa rugosa in autumn, they germinated in 3 weeks and flowered at the end of the following summer, (not much but enough to show me what colour they were..

Roses aren't difficult, just the multicoloured bit.

I also go a forest of roses after I made rosehip wine, poured boiling water on the hips, left them a week, strained them off and threw them on the garden.

Rose Seeds

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 16:02

you can grow roses from seed but those multicoloured ones are an internet scam.  

Sow the seeds in compost, nothing special, and see what you get, might even be roses

Last edited: 20 March 2017 16:04:31

Dog wood Heights

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 15:56

the red one is much more robust and grows much quicker. Midwinter Fire will get fairly big eventually if not cut back but at a quarter of the speed of the red one (or even slower). You can't cut it back regularly and expect it to come back like the red ones.

Another Plant ID

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 12:48

It's Viburnum tinus but I've never prune mine

Hellebore position

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 20:16

1 or 3 for me

Hellebores need something different from dahlias Giddy 

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fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

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