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Phlomis

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 22:46

http://rhs.org.uk/plants/details?plantid=1428

Is it this or one of the shrubs rebecca?

Those seed heads look splendid in winter with a frost on them but they can be cut back

caterpillars on buddleia

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 22:43

Nothing wrong with non native. We all wait in anticipation for the hummingbird hawkmoth to turn up. They can fly and a southerly wind brings them in. It's just nature

 

caterpillars on buddleia

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 22:12

Nettles are only best for some caterpillars

and I would ID your caterpillars before you decide they're not native.

If you grow a selection of shrubs and flowers from different families you'll have the best chance of attracting the greater number of species.

 

 

purple fountain grass

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 22:04

Two things to consider

Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum' is a cultivar of something not so purple and may not seed reliably purple

and

It's a bit late to start them and expect much this year

Spider ID please

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 21:54

I can only see 6 legs

Transplanting a Leycesteria (Himalayan Honeysuckle)

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 21:49

The one I potted is not looking too cheerful, a bit droopy. I cut it back when I did it to try and avoid that. We shall see

hardy geraniums

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 21:45

I take some back to the ground after flowering if I don't want the seeds. But not all. G macrorrhizum I leave as it doesn't doesn't go tatty, G renardii the dame. But phaeum and pratense get the big chop

If I get round to it

Instructions from start to finish on foxglove flowers

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 14:12

You might get some survive to produce a few flowers, but they're biennials really. Let them seed, or just let one of them seed if you want the space. 

what to plant under an oak tree, sunny though......

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 13:06

Rosa rugosa and its cultivars would probably grow.

what to plant under an oak tree, sunny though......

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 12:58

I thought I'd replied to this one but I must have forgotten to press 'submit', sorry

Pand p suggests Geranium macrorrhizum, that is an excellent one, very willing in poor situations.  Anamathele lessoniana  a grass, that will be fine. 

I'd try all sorts of things except the obvious non starters like alpines. Some snowdrops for early in the season, hellebores should be OK. Aquilegias.

Nothing to tall, they'll be forever leaning towards the light

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