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Unknown Fuchsia

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 17:32

A lot of us have to prune them right back most years because  the top growth is dead. They come back and I think they grow better on the years they've been cut back


Posted: 22/05/2015 at 13:51

My own seed, and your seed as well fidget, germinated in the first spring. 

A few more plant ID's please

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 10:41

I can't work out the size of the second one peanuts. Is it a bit of a shrub or a small perennial plant?

Bush Identification and advice...

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 10:32

That doesn't look like any skimmia to me, vaguely like laurel. Or maybe something not often seen in the uk. I await more photos from Frank


Posted: 22/05/2015 at 10:30

Good luck, they're not difficult but very different to growing veg and annuals. 

Chill is the important bit, never artificial heat

Are my common Laurels dead?

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 10:27

They're still green for some time after there's no hope of life. A long miserable struggle for a few signs of life won't make a hedge. If that one has only dead leaves it's had it. 

Plant ID please

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 09:28

Not long to wait now


Posted: 22/05/2015 at 08:46

They do need to be in damp compost or some other medium for the chilling. If you  put them in the fridge dry it makes a very good seed storage place.

As Dave says, fresh is best. Off the plant, into the gritty compost and just leave it outside to get on with germinating which it will do the following spring. Once they've gone dormant it's a longer process.

If I was using the fridge method I think I'd have them in there longer. 

A few more plant ID's please

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 23:12

I'd agree with euonymus Dave, not one I know though

Are my common Laurels dead?

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 23:09

They're not all dead and they're too close together. Take out the dead ones and see what you've got left. They won't look so depressing with the dead ones gone. Laurels are big plants

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