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Can anyone tell me what these 2 plants are?

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 20:36

Ox-eye daisies and Viper's Bugloss

Cotoneaster dammeri, horizontal

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 19:04

They're either very variable or some have got the wrong label. I have one that stays low to the ground and one that is pushing up gradually to make a taller plant (not very tall but taller)

Rat Tailed Maggots - Help

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 19:01

so if you have a pond put them in it.

I get so depressed about all the horror and fear of native wildlife

Small bush or shrub

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 16:29

I don't think the bush honeysuckles would suit what you're looking for. Daphne is nice, drawback, wouldn't like a lot of trimming. Sarcococca winter flowering great scent, stays fairly compact.

Choisya might be a good choice, summer flowering and trimable (and cheap)

Last edited: 19 February 2017 16:30:00

Warmer weather and transplanting

Posted: 18/02/2017 at 23:14

that's very true Verdun. 

17 degrees in a couple of days

Posted: 18/02/2017 at 23:02

that's a bit rash fidget.  I've still got half a load of muck sitting on the grass out the front. Must get that shifted before mowing time.

Warmer weather and transplanting

Posted: 18/02/2017 at 22:53

The trouble with waiting til spring on my patch is that you have to be watering them all summer to keep them alive. Can't be doing with that. If I start losing stuff I'll have to have a rethink. I'm more likely to lose plants from summer drought than all other causes combined. Even the muntjac.

Warmer weather and transplanting

Posted: 18/02/2017 at 21:39

that's my view as well Craig and it hasn't let me down yet 

Warmer weather and transplanting

Posted: 18/02/2017 at 19:55

I've been lifting and transplanting all winter. Split up a huge congested clump if Iris unguicularis flowers in sight so reduced it to individual rhizomes and replanted.


Posted: 18/02/2017 at 18:51

I haven't tried these yet. 2 weeks doesn't sound long if they need stratifying. I tend towards natural stratification but it's getting a bit late for that. I think I'd fridge them a bit longer unless it turns cold again. If it does get cold again I'd sow them on gritty compost, more grit on top and leave them outside

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wot dunnit

Damage to my persicaria 
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I think it's some sort of geranium

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fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

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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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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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roses from seed on behalf of marksman

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