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Early flowering plants for butterflies?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 16:37

butterflies will be looking for the leaves of food plants for the larvae so they can lay eggs on them.

chestnut tree

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 16:33

They are yes. 

I haven't heard of a patio version but there may be.


Posted: 05/05/2014 at 14:35

I agree re the pompoms Scott. For most plants not just paeonies.

All my tree paeonies are from seed, not so expensive like that but a bit 'could be anything' in colour as they have a tendency to cross. I've never had a red seedling from my red delavayi but my neighbour has from seed I gave him. I'm a bit peeved about that.

Most of mine are in some shade, the flowers last a bit longer there.

Ideas please

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 14:29

Corydalis? blue? carpeting? How do you get it to do that Verdun.

It dies every time I try.

Even when give a large chunk from a well established clump it only lasted a couple of years 

Help needed - Fungus in garden

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 14:16



BobTheGardener wrote (see)

the excess water is definitely at the root (well.. mycelium ) of the problem.

That's very good Bob

weed or plant?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 12:29

herb robert stems are very red at the base and juicy. is it like that?

 it's an annual and has less root in proportion to stem than most of the perennials.

Will your camera do  higher resolution pics Michuk?

chestnut tree

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 12:13

horse chestnut or sweet chestnut?

Neither sounds like a patio plant to me

What plant is growing in my garden?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 10:12

I'm not familiar with Cornus kousa (Bamboogie's suggestion), except at a distance but I think a cornus of some sort is likely.

It may be a seedling, some do seed around and it seems too close to a wall to have been planted. I don't think it's a climbing plant.

not the quercus or pittosporum

Help needed - Fungus in garden

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 09:51

Wood rots when it's in contact with wet soil over a long period. Fungal spores are everywhere, waiting to move in.


What is this

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 08:55

Yes. E, lathyris. Caper spurge

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