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Help with identity of mystery plant please

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 21:01

snap fidget

Help with identity of mystery plant please

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 21:00

i think that's a Limonium, probably Limonium latifolium.

new pond

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 20:55

a small pond warms up quickly and that's when the algae grows. It's not harmful, the wildlife don't mind. Some people swear by barley straw, someone might explain how that works. I don't know. I have a large pond and still get algae.

Chemicals and filters aren't really part of a wildlife pond but it's your pond to treat as you like.

Plant ID

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 20:36

Is the tree alive and green GD? it looks leafless which should be a clue. I wonder about Genista aetnensis.

Plant ID for a friend please

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 20:27

looks like a willow tree seedling, Salix caprea or similar

Cutting back Foxgloves

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 18:51

pull them out, they're over. It looks as though there are ripe seed pods there so you can scatter them about where you'd like them to grow next. If you're lucky, and germination is quick and the winter mild, you might get flowers next year, otherwise it will be the following year. 


Posted: 01/08/2016 at 18:40

Artemisia vulgaris is a common roadside weed, the variegated form is likely to seed back to green so don't let it seed.  It's an herbaceous perennial so will die back for winter and probably doesn't matter when it gets cut back apart from the seeding issue.

Cutting back Foxgloves

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 18:14

if they've got some buds they might but in general foxgloves, Digitalis purpurea, are biennial. I assume this is the species you have. From seed last year, flower and make seeds then die this year. 

Plant ID

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 17:39

2 is impossible for me because there's nothing to indicate scale and no detail visible.

Mystery plant, help needed please!

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 10:16

Yes, Welsh, californian poppies have different leaves from that

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is it good? 
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