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Newbie unsure what plant this is

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 19:57

That's what it is, I kept thinking grandiflorum which I ggogled and found non existent.

Magnificum is the word

Plant ID

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 19:53

I feel quite lucky, my Salvia verticillata (just the species) doesn't get mildew or slug problems. Got it in white and mauve but don't like the white so might exterminate

Hummingbird Hawk Moth

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 19:04

I think it will be the human race that finishes us off 

Slave labour, yes, I think that's an accurate description. I even gave riding lessons and escorted rides out. I didn't have the knowledge or experience to do that


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 18:54

I've got a load of field maple for the shredder but a bit more to cut yet. It's trying to get in the shed.

3 gardens visited today and artjak joined me on the last one. Great singing as well as garden

Hummingbird Hawk Moth

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 18:39

Phillipa as I understand it there's no legal requirement to control ragwort, I won't be harvesting my meadow for hay and we're surrounded by arable land where everything not a crop is sprayed.

The general panic about ragwort may have affected  cinnabar numbers though. What happened previously? Horses were my big thing as a teenager and I can't remember any problem

Hummingbird Hawk Moth

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 17:57

Far fewer in recent years than previously Philippa. The larvae feed on ragwort and there's usually plenty of that

Overgrown cottage garden needs taming

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 17:54

Hi Rory, the pics are a bit small and i can't enlarge them and I can't recognise anything.But that garden looks amazing. I wouldn't mind inheriting that. I'd start by weeding, there are bound to be some, and do some planning. Take a lot of photos of what it looks like now and every month through summer. Label plants as keep, dispose of, move etc. Just stick a little plastic label in the ground beside it. 

I must be getting past it, took me ages to spell label

Things move better from autumn onwards, September is good for grass seed sowing.

Lots of shrubs will need a prune and if you take a pic we can ID them. Then someone (probably not be) will tell you how to prune them.

I think I can see some hellebores and astrantias there and you may have got some good plants

Do rose seeds really grow.......

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 17:38

Species roses go well from seed,. I don't use a fridge, I use a garden or a cold GH. Rosa rugosa sown in October was flowering by summer. Not a big display but the bushes were a couple of feet high and enough flowers for me to know which ones to keep and which ones to give away.

Hybrids/cultivars will grow from seed if the make any but who knows what you might get.

Incredible luck

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 17:33

I have a wildlife reserve first and a garden second

Are these weeds

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 17:10

It looks a bit like one of the oenotheras but I don't know Ontario weeds. 

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Summat's wrong with the hellebores Verdun

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in the green

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