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Tree ID

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 16:53

I think that's Fraxinus angustifolia 'Raywood' aka Raywood's Ash

there are lots around the parkway plantings in Peterborough, lovely trees

plant identity

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 16:19

the first is an echium, without seeing the whole plant I couldn't say which but probably Echium vulgare. The second is too small and blurred for me to see

fox gloves/salvias

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 14:17

People have posted here that foxglove die back for winter, mine don't. I wouldn't expect a native plant to be frost sensitive. Even if you cut the foliage back it will regrow and cover the place where the anemones are. They aren't a good combination. Large strong bulbs like narcissi will push their way through. Little things won't.

What sort of salvias? Shrubby or herbaceous perennials?

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Autumn Magic planting

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 09:07

I agree new thread would help you, one with rockery plants in the title

I haven't seen gardeners world.

Garden Centres are where most people get their plants, sometimes these plants are labeled Alpines, 

Propagating Syringa vulgaris from seed

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 08:57

no idea at all pbff, I only grow hardy plants. I should think they'd need some heat

Coldframes in winter

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 20:59

I never close anything, frame or cold GH but I do have the lid over the plants to stop them getting too wet. 

Dead-looking plants

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 18:45

Add lots of organic stuff, muck, compost. and choose plants that will thrive in heavy clay, however much you improve it clay is what you have. Acers might be best left until the soil has been improved. Roses probably don't mind

Propagating Syringa vulgaris from seed

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 17:45

I occasionally get self seeded ones in the garden. I wouldn't mess about with soaking and artificial stratification. I'd sow it now in gritty compost and leave it outside, it should germinate in spring.

What you get will not be predictable. They're grown from cuttings/graftings/layerings because that way you get a plant the same as the parent

Hydrangea gone bonkers?

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 15:53

I'd wait til the hydrangea is dormant (leafless) and the ground is wet which will make it easier. That will do for the cotoneaster, they're not fussy,  

but I don't grow hydrangeas, someone else will advise when would be best for that, I think it might be a less obliging plant

Hydrangea gone bonkers?

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 14:24

I'm not sure if your infiltrator is Cotoneaster lacteus, the leaves look a bit too short and wide to me, but it's definitely a cotoneaster of some sort.

As it's already taller than the hydrangea I think you can assume it will swamp it given a chance. You won't get flowers and berries if you keep cutting it back. 

I don't think you can get the best from both shrubs without digging up both and pulling them apart. 

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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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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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