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Have I killed my Nerines?

Posted: 09/12/2015 at 23:33

If they look healthy they should be OK. Give them a couple of years in the hottest spot you can find and see how they do. Shading out stops them flowering but it won't kill them immediately

Which iris please

Posted: 09/12/2015 at 21:15

unguicularis I should think if it's in a clump and the time is right as well.

Mine started flowering yesterday.

reticulata show bulb behaviour, leaves then flowers appear in early spring then it all dies away.

unguicularis, hardy perennial behaviour, keeps leaves all year


Never Never Not Ever

Posted: 09/12/2015 at 08:39
star gaze lily wrote (see)

Hate those bright green/pink/orange etc flowers that supermarkets sell too. They're sort of florescent colours and look so fake YUK 



Especially those with variegated cabbages on long stalks - yuk



Help ID Plant

Posted: 06/12/2015 at 16:19

Could you take a photo from the other side please. That one doesn't show much detail.

Identifying Chestnut Types

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 20:04

The leaf looks like Castanea sativa, sweet chestnut. I don't know about varieties of C. sativa and doubt if they can be distinguished by leaf.

The nuts all look the same to me but I have a small screen here

Yellowing Portuguese Laurels!?

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 20:00

Hi Stuart, cutting back is shortening stems to stimulate thicker growth. Cut back to a healthy bud. That will also reduce wind-rock which loosens the roots and stops a pant getting established

Yellowing Portuguese Laurels!?

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 16:32

It doesn't look very well. I'd cut it back so it doesn't have so much growth to support and hope for the best. Feeding an invalid doesn't work. These must have been large when planted if 1.5m tall now. Large plants are always more difficult to get established. Did you tease out the root ball, loosen the soil round the planting hole and keep it moist but not drowned through the summer?

Sedum Autumn joy

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 15:27

Your bit was tiny hollie, I think a pot is the best place. 

Mystery Bulbs

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 15:25

One of the aroids maybe?

Mystery Bulbs

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 15:24

Someone will probably recognise them

Only one sure way as you say, get them back in the pot

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What do I do now

kiss of death to houseplants 
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A new bloom from the NYD flower count

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Cutting old hellebore leaves

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coppicing the hazels

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How long for ground elder to die from starvation and dehydration

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Hydrangea cuttings on behalf of Bruce Weston

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Have I killed my bearded irises?

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not water mint

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Forum trip to Kathy Brown's garden near Bedford

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Today's trip

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ID please

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calling the forum cooks

cheese scones 
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