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Soggy stems. Is this normal??

Posted: 11/12/2016 at 14:00

some of those MPCs are very soggy, if you've got one that doesn't drain it might be worth repotting in something better or add lots of grit to the one you've got

Soggy stems. Is this normal??

Posted: 11/12/2016 at 12:51

These are hardy plants and can be outside. I don't grow delphiniums but astrantias disappear in winter to reappear in spring.


Posted: 11/12/2016 at 09:12

Love that 

Whens best to Cut Hedges?

Posted: 11/12/2016 at 09:11

I do all the necessary hacking of hedges and shrubs in the winter. Maybe not recommended by RHS, (and I'm sure someone will quote you RHS advice) but it works OK for me. Hard work goes well in the cold weather and the birds haven't started nesting. 

We had a very tall thick hedge round 2 sides of our back garden. We reduced one side to a reasonable hedge last winter, left the rest for the wildlife. Will complete the job next winter, that way there's permanent shelter for the birds

Hollyhock and rust

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 19:51

I've given them up really but I keep trying from time to time, they such fine plants (from a distance).

I pass some on a frequent journey, never been closer than 20 foot or so, nowhere to stop if I wanted to. They look great.

Hollyhock and rust

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 18:42

rust never goes away, grow the hollyhocks behind something that hides the leaves.

It's fungal, not a virus, fungal spores get everywhere. I've had hollyhocks get rust on the first true leaves from seed, in fresh compost, not near anything apparently suffering rust. Fungal spores are airborne.

duckweed dying

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 15:07

I don't understand duckweed. Some years one of both of my ponds look like lawns, other years, nothing. None this year but I've never done anything to get rid of it.

How to bring frogs into my garden

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 15:04

Frogs will forage in your garden if there are ponds fairly near by but they breed in water so won't be found miles away from it. 

If you use slug pellets you can guarantee no frogs and toads, or not for long.

I'm sure there are other suggestions on Obelixx's link

Are these 2 Euphorbias the same variety?

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 15:00

You may have to wait til they both flower to be really sure if they're the same

Are these 2 Euphorbias the same variety?

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 14:49

Not sure re different varieties but one difference is that the plant in pic 3 is coming up to flower, the other one isn't

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Calling Bensmith412

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I've been to Barnsdale today

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I think it's some sort of geranium

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fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

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a couple of oddities

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the perils of plant ID

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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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Paeony. Is this one worth keeping?

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roses from seed on behalf of marksman

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Lonicera ID

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First paeony of the year

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