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Plant in need of ID

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 09:43

Good morning Dove. I can't remember if we discussed smell to the leaves. If we did I've forgotten the answer



Posted: 21/05/2014 at 08:25

Foggy Bottom  was the best. It reminded me of how good the Dell garden was when I first saw it. 30 years ago? When my 40 year olds were kids anyway. 

The Dell garden seemed to have lost its way somewhat, still some interesting things and not BAD. But you have to keep renewing and replacing to keep a garden lively and maybe that's what is happening now.

Fruit tree ID...

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 08:09

and my sherry should have been cherry, I'm no typist

Shadowy spot seeks hardy flowers for safe fun

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 23:01

I'm surprised you couldn't get the euonymus to go if you mean those variegated ones

Is this all Campanula Portenschlagiana?

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 22:53

Nothing a good dose of weedkiller won't sort out Charley. 

I don't think it's as bad as the two you mention unless it's gone in an amongst the roots of other plants or rockery stones etc. There are a lot of very attractive and very invasive campanulas

castor oil plant

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 22:45

I'd start a new thread sharon. This one is about castor oil plants and might not be viewed by acer experts

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 22:44

The pompoms are alliums but we couldn't decide which one. They're much heavier looking than 'Purple Sensation'

Yes, that's us

Shadowy spot seeks hardy flowers for safe fun

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 22:41

Ivy if it can't escape to the rest of the garden

Plant advice

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 22:39

I find Symphytum officinale, comphrey does that job very well but maybe that's closer to a weed than you want to go. Iris pseudocorus is good as well. and Filipendula ulmaria, meadow sweet. One of the willowherbs, Epilobium hirsutum has a lovely pink flower and spreads nicely.

The comphrey and the willowherb are seeders as well which can be a disadvantage in the rest of the garden. Especially the willowherb that has windblown seeds

It you want something shrubby;  willow, cut back regularly if you don't want anything tall, and the coloured stemmed dogwoods will cope with inundation.

I'd kill/remove the nettles for a start though 

Is this all Campanula Portenschlagiana?

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 22:27

Those two names are similarly unpronounceable and they are often wrongly labelled.

If you check on the RHS website or in the big RHS book you'll see the difference, 

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