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Plant id - pink ground cover

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 17:26

This wet year is very good for getting plants established. No danger of drying out

Plant id - pink ground cover

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 17:17

I usually shorten it.  I have lots and can afford to pick the best so I look for pieces that have a bit of fine root, however small, and cut off beyond that. Sounds like you've got plenty to do that as well. They are very successful at growing from that.

A week of rain = jungle garden!

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 14:22

Mine tipped over to jungle about this time last year Bob and I see no sign of improvement

Moulds or liner?

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 14:12

Liner, then you can have the pond exactly the size and shape you want and your planting shelves to suit you. It's also less of a problem to get level, you can add or take away some soil from under the edges to make it right. and you don't have to worry about whether you've got it all supported or not. It moulds to the shape you've dug

hibiscus or rose of sharon

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 11:52

That's often the way of it yc.  Sometimes I'm looking for an excuse to dispose of something, other times trying to preserve something that's just a waste of space.

hibiscus or rose of sharon

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 11:43

I doubt it but someone might turn up and disagree later on.

How much pleasure this shrub has given you over the last few years. Is it worth the effort?

hibiscus or rose of sharon

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 11:21

It's June, if there's no sign of leaves I think it's dead or as near dead as makes no difference.


Cornus Canadensis

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 11:09

Seeing obelixx's mention of G. macrorrhizum reminds me that there is a white one. Not as strong growing as the various pinks but looking very good in my garden now.

C canadensis would never cope here, dry, alkaline and a howling gale

Red Robin shrub

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 11:05

It sounds as though it's dead or dying. I don't know why. Drowning has been responsible for some deaths this last winter, I've had some otherwise unexplained losses.

I doubt if it can be revived. Green under the bark isn't proof of life, only that there was life until recently.


hibiscus or rose of sharon

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 10:35

You don't mention leaves. A plant can live without flowers but not leaves.

Has it  got any?

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