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Plant id please

Posted: 17/05/2017 at 12:17

I've got some shasta daisy's round there but the leaves are a lot smoother round the edges, that's all i can think of that somehow they've decided to go frilly this year ? Too wet to go out and look at ones near it.

Plant id please

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 20:32

Haven't bought any of that. i might just have to be patient and wait for it to flower?

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Posted: 16/05/2017 at 18:30

I've got loads of VB in the garden and it looks nothing like that so unless something has changed with this one, I don't think it can be.  It self seeds everywhere but the leaves are a lot tougher than these and nowhere near as big.  I'm wondering more michaelmas daisy type ?

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Posted: 16/05/2017 at 18:10

Does anyone know what this. There's a chance I planted it there, there's a chance I didn't. Can not think what on earth I would have put there but it kind of looks familiar... any ideas. Thank you.

Thank you  

Blue vs purple flowers

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 20:14

Some interesting comments on here, thank you. 

Blue vs purple flowers

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 21:10

Can anyone shed any light on this.  Yes there are blue flowers, such as the himalayan Blue poppy, but does anyone know why so many purple flowers are labelled as blue.  Bluebells for example, I'd call those purple, but i know they can't change their name, but so often I see blue flowers being talked about and the flower is purple. 

Even in Gardeners World magazine they talked about colours people like and disliked most and they had the blue and purple seperated out yet the blue examples I'd have called some of them purple.

What are your thoughts on this.  Sorry random I know. I love purple flowers in my garden, but really dislike proper blue, so it kind of makes a difference to me when I'm choosing plants.  I've just planted Echinops Ritro, they are labelled as blue flowers but I've seen these plants and I'd call them purple, so I'm really hoping they end up purple or they'll be straight out the garden.

I'm sure one of you bright bunch will solve this mystery for me.  Thank you.

Plant Id please.

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 20:15

Great tip, thank you. 

Plant Id please.

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 20:11

Ah great thank you.  That looks right.  Not a fan of these I have to say.  Thanks again.

Plant Id please.

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 20:01

Is anyone able to ID this for me. I'm thinking a sort of carex. I need to reduce its size. Do I need to dig the whole thing up and saw through its roots. 

Any advice on how best to deal with it. Thank you. 

Thank you. 

Rose cuttings

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 21:05

I read in GW last year that you can take rose cuttings, pot them in the ground and they will take, and grow on to decent plants.

So I was pruning my Harlow Carr back and thought, well I'd give it a try so put it in the ground and they are now in leaf.

What I'm wondering is that when you buy roses, they are grafted onto a rootstock aren't they ? So how will the cuttings I've done be different to the original plant ?

Apologies if this sounds really daft, was just thinking about it when in the garden today.  All my roses (Harlow Carr and Gertrude Jekyll) have knobbly bits at the base of the plant, and I just wondered if this was age, or they had been grafted onto a rootstock.

Any advice gratefully received. Thank you.

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New gardening maintenance company set up

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