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smallish daphne other shrubs

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 17:48

Ivy swamps other plants if not kept in check and does nothing to add structure.

Daphnes are very slow as punkdoc says esp in the early stages, if you have spare cash a more mature one? D. tangutica is good. Avoid D. 'Eternal Fragrance', it does have the odd flower through the winter but is very dull. 

Those very upright taxus are nice, can't remember the name. Euonymus, 'Emerald and Gold' and 'Emerald Gaiety, not so structural but very reliable. 

Weeds rampantly growing throughweed fabric - help please!

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 17:36

I'd cut off the dead sticks and  glyphosate the regrowth for a start.

Brambles and nettles probably came on from the top. Brambles spread by rooting at the growing tips and cover land that way. Nettles spread over the surface. If you're very lucky the fabric will have held some  the roots on the top.

But agree with Fairy, not a quick fix. Just one of the reasons I don' t like these fabrics

Rowan Tree

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 11:02

I wouldn't use the wood of a diseased tree as a support for plants.

Primulas gone to seed

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 08:34

You can split the candelabras but I don't know the best time for this, sorry.

Whether the seed comes true depends on whether the plants basic species or something developed or hybridised

what on earth is this chive smelling plant, we have found it on the lawn??

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 22:11

It will be an onion of some sort, chives and lots of alliums seed very freely

What are these?

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 19:29

Same here hostafan

and Buddleia

What are these?

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 19:09

It's a paeony, they're much more substantial looking plants than any of the dicentras (bleeding hearts)

Primulas gone to seed

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 18:38

My P.vulgaris don't seed white spacehopper, the occasionally throw a washed out pink  which I hate. White would be more acceptable

Pruning Salvia 'Hot Lips'

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 16:30

I don't know Blue Skies but Sky Blues is a S. nemorosa cultivar, a herbaceous perennial that dies back to the ground in winter.

Hot lips is a shrub, S. microphylla,   and can be pruned as you have done


Posted: 19/03/2014 at 13:55

If there are any berries left on it you could try pressing them into a branch of a tree in your garden 

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