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Plant ID please

Posted: Today at 11:48

It definitely has tall purple flowers in the summer.  Sounds perfect for the wildlife garden then

Plant ID please

Posted: Today at 11:32

I was tidying up the school wildlife garden today and found these in pots. 

I'm sure they are weeds, but wondered if anyone could ID them for me.

Thank you.


Wildlife pond management

Posted: Today at 11:28

What a great link, I was just about to post similar question about our school pond.  I noticed this morning it is full with leaves as surrounded by trees, i will clear out the leaves next week and see how we get on.

Good luck WildCityMum, it's always hard work getting parents involved and any funds to help with school gardens. Hope it goes well.

Where to start???

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 13:58

They always say to do nothing to a garden for the first year to see what comes up where, where the sun is etc.  Take the time to enjoy seeing what appears, decide what you like, what you don't like, what you might want to change.  This is a great place for posting photo's of plants and the wonderful experts on here can name them for you, then you can look up how to look after them.

In the meantime get reading those magazines.  I have a couple of gardening notebooks that I got from Paperchase, where I jot down what I have planted, when, and notes on what to do for the next year.

Enjoy, its a new adventure, and you're always learning something new.

Perennials in 9 cm pots.....go for 'em now

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 13:31

I cleared up a load of leaves two weeks ago, put them in the brown bin, and when I lifted the lid a day later it was like a slug nursery ! Lots of baby ones in there.  That is obviously where they breed.  Reminds me, must go and clear more leaves...

Perennials in 9 cm pots.....go for 'em now

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 09:18

Sammy Mummy.  I've sent you a PM,

crocus and grey squirrels !

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 10:28

I'll follow this, last year my crocus were all flowering and the squirrels bit off the heads of every flower and wrecked the lot.  This year I'm thinking as we had a bumper crop of acorns they have left them alone so far.  Or that is what I'm hoping

Perennials in 9 cm pots.....go for 'em now

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 08:59

I've bought a load of 9cm perennials, I've even bought some echinacea, and 100 snodrops in the green, I'm on a roll.  A whole new way of buying plants for me.  With the 9cm pots, I've bought pots the next size up, should I check the roots on the 9cm pots to make sure a healthy root ball on there before moving on.

Such a learning process but I'm very excited about this new way of buying plants.

Thanks for your advice.

Tetley as for seeds, I manage to cosmos and sweet peas, but they tend to bolt, so have to be tough to survive my poor gardening skills....

How can a certain plant website get away with charging so much !

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 13:21

I'm so cross I feel like I have sucker written on my forehead.  We live v close to a top end online garden nursery.  Sometimes I think it is a treat to purchase something from there, but why do I fall for it.  Twice recently I've bought something from there and then found a better quality, half the price version at the local garden centre half a mile down the road.

I feel bad for people that think this place is the place to buy their plants.  Charging £4.99 for a 9cm plant, when I got them for £1.49, same pot, same size at our local garden centre.  Even a chain plant nursery was selling them at £2 on offer.

I hope no-one else on here falls foul of this.  I understand for special plants that you can get anywhere else, fine pay the premium, but if there is a chance you can buy the plant in a local garden centre please try there first.

Using moss as compost

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 13:51

great to know, thank you Hostafan.

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Plant ID please

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Buying 9cm plants now

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Will they survive and thrive ? 
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Started putting food out, and always has a mass of slug / snail slime around it 
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Plant / weed ID please

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Short flowering season for my buddleja's

Anyone else suffered 
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Unhealthy rosemary

Not looking good 
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Agapanthus ID

How do I find these 
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Plant ID please

Is this poisonour 
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Plant ID please

Is this a campanula, if so which type. 
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