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Posted: 20/12/2014 at 14:12

My Symphytum officinalis is 5 or 6 foot tall before it falls over.

Then I have a blue one that's 2 foot or so and a ground covering one at about 1 foot.


There are a great many species/varietes/cultivars


Posted: 20/12/2014 at 08:27

Hi Lyn. They're woodland plants, deciduous shade and not boggy. They grew like weeds in my previous garden but it's uphill al the way here. The soil is much stiffer here but not really clay.


Posted: 19/12/2014 at 23:10

Lovely things. It took 3 tries to get them established but worth the effort.


Posted: 19/12/2014 at 22:36

Yes WW. Eranthus hyemalis, aka aconites.

not Aconitum species aka monkshood.

Nice pic. I'm ready for it all to start now, 

Pruning an apple tree

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 22:12

You could be right about that large branch being from below the graft Bob.

Do you get different apples on different parts of it MJ?

Pruning an apple tree

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 21:01

Hi MJ. I'm no apple tree expert so listen to any that are. 

However, what I would do with that is remove the entire branch that starts low down on the right. Back to the trunk. If you look at your marked cuts there won't be much left in the way of productive growth on it and it would balance up the shape.

Also, cutting off ends of thick branches like that can lead to die back or long straggly regrowth and looks ungainly at best. 

Plant ID

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 17:19

I think that's a cleome. I've never grown them but I've seen them around

Happy Christmas

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 13:43

Thanks, Happy New Year to all

Christmas has come early

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 13:39

That's nice Bob. I always tell myself I won't buy anything else unless I know where it's going to be planted..

But I always do

Wild Flower Identification Needed.

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 19:47

A lot of the sowthistle/dandelion types close up to a point when the seeds have gone. They don't go hard and prickly

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a couple of IDs please

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