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Plant identification

Posted: 04/08/2017 at 18:53

Hard to access the size but I think it's something smaller than London Pride, maybe some other saxifraga. 

Clematis virginianana

Posted: 04/08/2017 at 18:06

How about a photo?

A greater probability is our own native Clematis vitalba, Old Man's Beard. But some garden clematis seed around as well

Identifying a plant

Posted: 04/08/2017 at 14:15

Leycesteria formosa, aka Himalayan Honeysuckle but it isn't a honeysuckle.

You can do what you like to it, cut a few old stems to the ground, cut it all to the ground, it will come back. Don't just shorten all the stems to make it smaller though, that looks really naff.

Greengage. Brown and purple spots

Posted: 04/08/2017 at 14:12

They're fine. Greengages mostly look like that. It's not a disease,

Lovely thing to find in the garden.

Clematis cutting

Posted: 04/08/2017 at 13:54

It won't need heat but a cold frame or cold GH would be good.

Not in the house, it won't like that


Posted: 04/08/2017 at 10:18

That's good, if you can add that it's formed from modified leaves, even better. The food is created by the leaves after flowering, which is why you feed them at that time and don't cut the leaves off. You don't have to say all that but it helps with remembering.

If you cut open a bulb, an onion say, don't need to take one from the garden, you can see the resemblance to leaves, folded round. Not green because in the dark.

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Posted: 04/08/2017 at 09:26

Hi Ash, I just did a little experiment

If you Google 'Plant tuber definition' a short answer comes up courtesy of Wikipedia

I should think that would work for most of those headings as long as you put the right thing into the search. Like 'plant bulb definition', etc.

ID, please!

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 20:51

I'd start with C. horizontalis, 

Unkown Plants

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 20:30

Poison Ivy Identification after Rash

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 20:27

That looks like a euonymus but maybe its not, they don't have sap like that

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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

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fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

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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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