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Growing roses

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 15:30

roses do have to be grafted or grown from cuttings to get the same cultivar (cultivated variety). I think if you get a named rose it will be the right one unless they get the labels mixed.

Cultivars from other plants have to be grown from cuttings, divided or grafted to get the same cultivar but they also produce seed. The plants grown from these seeds are not the same as the original plant. Even if they look very much like it they are still not the original cultivar and shouldn't be sold as such. But they are.

More ID's please

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 12:05

I think Fritillary is right on that one as well, Jasione montana. Sorry, forgot to say that in the last post

pyrocanthus soil change

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 12:00

If there's been a big pyracantha there for years It's probably exhausted all the nutrients but that's easily remedied.

Sensitive Pooch

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 11:01

You'll have to dig them up/cut them down as I do, and everyone did, before the poisons were invented

Plant I.D please

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 09:26

yes I think that is/was a choisya. 

I agree re don't let it dry out but that has the look of something that's been too wet for too long. Has it got drainage holes. You could cut off all the dead stuff, right back, repot in free draining compost and see what happens. 

I wouldn't bother

Mentioning professional trading names.

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 08:45

There's a lot of difference between talking about your experience with a company and posting a free ad for your own company.  

More ID's please

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 08:37

I think Fritillary is right on 4.

Its leaves are in 2/3 but they don't belong to the flowers


Posted: 21/08/2016 at 19:34

I wouldn't worry about the white spots, all the leaves will drop off for winter and nice new ones next year. 10days is a long time without water in summer. I'd cut off the dead bits, don't let it dry out again and all will be well next year

Any idea on this weed? or am I being unkind!

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 19:08

nothing looks like Russian vine to me but a couple of in focus pictures would help clarify.

is my plum tree dying?

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 08:45

I'm no good at disease ID but I can see when a tree is terminally sick. I'd get rid of it now. It's hard when it's been a good tree but everything dies eventually and for this one the time has come.

Discussions started by nutcutlet

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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Last Post: 29/09/2016 at 14:23

the perils of plant ID

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Last Post: 17/08/2016 at 23:29

yet another clematis question

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Last Post: 16/08/2016 at 19:16

feeding the birds

is it good? 
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for Guernsey Donkey 
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Last Post: 18/08/2016 at 15:21

what dunnit?

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might be ricinus

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Last Post: 16/06/2016 at 20:14

Paeony. Is this one worth keeping?

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Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 22:43

roses from seed on behalf of marksman

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Last Post: 09/05/2016 at 18:55

Lonicera ID

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First paeony of the year

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Have I grown too much

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Magazine titles

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