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Butterflies

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 20:00

Lyn, there's often confusion between nectar plants for adult insects and food plants for larvae. They are not the same thing. A lot of the larvae food plants are 'weeds' and no-one wants them. The larvae are caterpillars and no-one wants them except a few loonies like me

Any old plant with plenty of nectar will do for the adults

 

 

Suggestions please - shrubs for shade!

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 19:40

Hydrangea? One of the species not the seaside boarding house ones.

H. petiolata (anomala or whatever it is now) might go as ground cover if nothing to climb up.

Choisya does well in shade but not sure about the clay

help!

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 19:36

Having seen plenty of red corpuscles, (if under a microscope), cyclamen and crocosmia, I'll go with the crocosmia.

Trace, if you can't do a photo can you say how huge? Also were they on the surface or did you dig them up from below the surface? And are they red or brown?

help!

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 18:39

I wondered about that Lyn but then thought they'd have leaves. But maybe old ones don't.

They're more red blood cell shaped than cyclamen

Rake

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 17:31

Pity it came to the front of the forum again. We've had a few weeks without all that rubbish

my shrub from next door is not doing well

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 17:29

I don't think that's either of the laurels mentioned. That's not the way they droop and die off.

I agree it's got to be hacked back and soon if it's going to survive. A small rootball can't support that lot

Identification of plant

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 17:16

Hi Maggie, It's some kind of Malva, mallow. Someone will recognise the variety

Any idea what this is please

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 15:47

I don't know that one. Is it hardy?

Garden gift

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 15:42

Yes, but make sure they're ripe, brown and dry, first.

does this berry bush look ok?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 15:41

I don't think the white leaves are part of the berry bush. It looks like a weed geum, urbanum probably. 

It's hard to tell from the photo but the berry bush looks too close to the wall for good health and with that periwinkle there as well, and whatever is creeping in on the right, there'll be a lot of competition for moisture and nutrients.

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