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Skimmia Japonica

Posted: 24/04/2017 at 20:46

who told you? Was it someone who knows what they're talking about?

They're fussy plants and easily go yellow in the leaves if they're in too alkaline a soil.

Are all seven considered to have a virus? 


Posted: 24/04/2017 at 20:20

I wouldn't put them in pots for the long term, though you could get them started in pots. They are big plants and need to extend their roots to produce a decent sized flowering plant. 

They would be reduced now, they're coming up to flower in gardens. Are there signs of life?

Impending frost...

Posted: 24/04/2017 at 19:28

It's nothing we haven't seen before is it? OH's birthday is May 5th, we've had snow showers for that many times over the years.

Impending frost...

Posted: 24/04/2017 at 19:15

Survival of the fittest here. 

Though I did put my new lavender under cover, It looked a bit soft, though  I bought it from an outdoor sales area. It may not have been out there long

Impending frost...

Posted: 24/04/2017 at 19:03

Clara, it all depends on what the plants are. Hardy plants direct sown will be fine. Tender ones won't. Hardy plants bought from outdoor sales areas at a GC will be fine, those from cossetting environments might not be. Tender plants won't like it at all

John innes no 1

Posted: 24/04/2017 at 18:23

Thanks Dove. I'm good with fried in Extra Virgin 

John innes no 1

Posted: 24/04/2017 at 18:18


Consider the vegetarians.

John innes no 1

Posted: 24/04/2017 at 17:25


wot dunnit

Posted: 24/04/2017 at 16:23

I can't remember what I sent you Lyn. Not the little new one, I only got that last year. The other is tallish, up to 3'. light pink. Doesn't fall over like my red one. I think that will be OK though. One end is fine.

Dove, they were still hiding under weeds on Tuesday or you could have done an ID then. Or helped remove all that goosegrass and teeny weeny nettles that still sting 

Is this Ground Elder?

Posted: 24/04/2017 at 15:44

yes, I think you've got some there, along with more brambles 

Discussions started by nutcutlet

something I don't think I planted

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wot dunnit

Damage to my persicaria 
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Richard's Clematis

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Calling Bensmith412

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I've been to Barnsdale today

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I think it's some sort of geranium

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Last Post: 18/10/2016 at 17:47

fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

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Last Post: 02/10/2016 at 09:45

a couple of oddities

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the perils of plant ID

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yet another clematis question

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Last Post: 16/08/2016 at 19:16

feeding the birds

is it good? 
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for Guernsey Donkey 
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what dunnit?

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might be ricinus

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Paeony. Is this one worth keeping?

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