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Does Valerian respond to the 'chelsea chop'

Posted: 20/02/2017 at 17:34

was it sold as a Centranthus?

The trouble with common names is that they are shared by different plants. Yours sounds more like Valeriana officinalis, also called valerian, have a look at some images and see what you think

and it will grow to 2. metres. I think it's a native wildflower

Last edited: 20 February 2017 17:35:56

Can anyone tell me what these 2 plants are?

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 21:30

Like foxgloves except foxgloves sometimes struggle on for a third year. VB never do. I can't remember where my original seed came from, might have been Chiltern Seeds. I've had them since pre internet days and didn't know about all the wildflower seed then. 

the daisies are perennial, both seed around. VB does well in gravel drives and very poor dry places

Can anyone tell me what these 2 plants are?

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 21:05

Sounds idyllic Verdun. 

Snowdrop ID please

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 20:51

yes, G. nivalis 

Can anyone tell me what these 2 plants are?

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 20:48

they're great plants. The VB is biennial so you need to set seed early this summer for next year. I find it doesn't do well in pots, best direct sown

Can anyone tell me what these 2 plants are?

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 20:36

Ox-eye daisies and Viper's Bugloss

Cotoneaster dammeri, horizontal

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 19:04

They're either very variable or some have got the wrong label. I have one that stays low to the ground and one that is pushing up gradually to make a taller plant (not very tall but taller)

Rat Tailed Maggots - Help

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 19:01

so if you have a pond put them in it.

I get so depressed about all the horror and fear of native wildlife

Small bush or shrub

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 16:29

I don't think the bush honeysuckles would suit what you're looking for. Daphne is nice, drawback, wouldn't like a lot of trimming. Sarcococca winter flowering great scent, stays fairly compact.

Choisya might be a good choice, summer flowering and trimable (and cheap)

Last edited: 19 February 2017 16:30:00

Warmer weather and transplanting

Posted: 18/02/2017 at 23:14

that's very true Verdun. 

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