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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.

Garden gift

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 15:33

Pretty. Maybe I should re-introduce it.

Collecting and Saving Seed.

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 15:32

When it's nearly ripe tie a paper bag over its head to catch them.

The fancy colours won't necessarily come true

Garden gift

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 15:30

Larkspur I think though I haven't grown it for years

problem grass verge

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 15:27

Very little grass is just grass. Most have a selection of wildflowers already there unless lawn weed killer has been used. I'd stop mowing for a few weeks and see what you've got. If you dig up and re-seed you'll allow loads of plants you haven't chosen  to get a hold. 

When you see what you've got you can add more. A good packet of yellow rattles spread around after the last mowing will reduce the grass and give the chosen plants more space. Dog daisies, musk mallow  and lesser knapweed are among the easiest to get established in grass.

An annual wildflower mix out there would be a lot more work than grass

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