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Posted: 05/09/2017 at 17:41

I would add Sarcococca confusa to that 

Ragged Robin

Posted: 04/09/2017 at 19:09

Mine have done that. I wouldn't worry, they always survive. Might be some sort of leaf miner involved but they'll die off in winter, the Ragged Robin won't,

Ecoplugs and lilac roots

Posted: 04/09/2017 at 19:06

Each plug contains 300mg of granular glyphosate herbicide. 

What does eco mean in this sense?

Last edited: 04 September 2017 19:07:40

Plant (weed) ID

Posted: 04/09/2017 at 14:26

might be Canadian Fleabane

Any idea what this is

Posted: 03/09/2017 at 16:01

Viburnum rhytidophyllum. Not that sudden, that's in its second or third year at least.

Mixed hedge diseases

Posted: 03/09/2017 at 14:20

I use the product of the shredder as mulch. It's very good at holding in moisture. You don't want then too soft and well fed,


Mixed hedge diseases

Posted: 03/09/2017 at 11:50
Fairygirl says:

Nothing worse than a depressed viburnum, nut  ....

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 Quite, Fairy. Except maybe a depressed gardener. 

Mixed hedge diseases

Posted: 03/09/2017 at 11:07

I wouldn't worry too much if they're all still alive. All those sick looking leaves will drop soon and you'll get a new lot next year. You can cut off any pits that don't regrow next year.

They're all tough hardy natives which put up with a lot. The V. opulus seems to require more moisture than some in my experience though it doesn't die, just looks depressed.

Botrytis on my baby oak?

Posted: 03/09/2017 at 10:57
fidgetbones says:

It looks like powdery mildew to me. Oaks suck an enormous amount of water out of the soil.

See original post

 and the young growth is very susceptible to mildew.


Posted: 03/09/2017 at 09:52

there's a whole lot in this series, aimed at GCSE level so not too heavy

Call it Plant Biology rather than Botany and you can find stuff that's more accessible to the average person. You can work up to Botany later.

I searched 'Plant Biology GCSE' and lots of stuff came up

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ID problem need a photo of niger plant

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something I don't think I planted

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wot dunnit

Damage to my persicaria 
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Calling Bensmith412

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I've been to Barnsdale today

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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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