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Any Ideas?

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 10:35

It's not a weed I'm familiar with. I can see what Logan means re Chrysanth but I don't think it is one. I wouldn't rush to dump, it might be something interesting. Can you remember who sent it to you on the seed swap? If you can, PM them and make sure they see this, they might recognize it.

It wasn't me 

Wildlife Pond Advice...?

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 09:32

right ecokid, I was seeing a sort of lawn. plants between paving sounds good, especially the thymes. 

Tree identification please

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 22:20

Yes, agree, Tamarisk, I didn't know about the goo

Ceanothus for bees/butterflies?

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 20:50

I live with HF clk. It's not the end of the world. Two big willows died of it a few years ago now, far to big to consider removing roots. I may be losing the ceanothus but the only other loss has been a couple of clematis. There's an ash sapling gowing right up against the stump and an elder in the stump. They don't mind.

Plant/Weed/Wild flower? ID

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 20:41

Common vetch., vicia sativa, is flowering now.


Do ALL tall(ish) plants need supporting?

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 19:07

No but a lot do

Chlorotic leaves

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 19:06

Likely to be down to the wet weather then. Last year we were drowning. This year everyone else gets rain and it misses us

Ceanothus for bees/butterflies?

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 19:01

Yes, clk I shall make an effort to preserve mine now, half has died, so I've chopped it off. It may be the end, there is honey fungus in that part of the garden. I'll get another for somewhere else

Wildlife Pond Advice...?

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 18:56

Lysimachia nummularia is another good at the edge of a pond plant. Ragged robin as well. It's nice to have a few uprights like irises but the native Iris pseudocorus is too much for a small pond and I'd go for something not native but better behaved.

There are no strict rules, different creatures inhabit different types of pond. Sun shade, shallow, deep, wherever you find a pond, something will be using it. 

I've never seen a chamomile lawn that look great but maybe yours would be the first. But think about wildlife pond, is a chamomile lawn something that sits easily beside that?

Chlorotic leaves

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 15:04

I had all that last year Berghill, they all seem OK this year so far. Even weeds looked chlorotic.

I didn't find a cause. I think we may have had a discussion on the forum but to no conclusion

Discussions started by nutcutlet

How long for ground elder to die from starvation and dehydration

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Hydrangea cuttings on behalf of Bruce Weston

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Have I killed my bearded irises?

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not water mint

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Forum trip to Kathy Brown's garden near Bedford

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Today's trip

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ID please

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calling the forum cooks

cheese scones 
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I've got bees

A nest box full of tree bees 
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East Anglian garden visting

any ideas? 
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