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weed large leaves 18 inches ish and tiny blue flowers

Posted: Yesterday at 11:43

Do the leaves have white spots on ?  I'd say definitely say alkanet, a pain if so.  Great for wildlife but spreads like mad.  have to keep digging out or resort to gylosphate...

Plant ID Please

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 16:32

That you nutcutlet, I think that may make sense, I think i have those out the front that I sprinkled the seeds out the back.  Everything is stunted out the front due to being under a massive beech tree, so maybe this is what they are like when not under a beech tree.

Plant ID Please

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 16:29

The plant at the front of the photo.  I know I have bluebells and forget me nots, but the green mass of stuff at the front of the pictures.  I think it might be a campanula, but not 100% sure.

Plant ID Please

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 15:59

Is anyone able to ID this for me ?  (Keeping it short as have tried to load this loads of time today )

 Can't figure out if it is a weed or campanula.  Thank you.


Posted: 26/04/2016 at 21:10

Thanks Verdun and Julie, interesting.  I'm definitely on free draining soil, so that is one good thing.

If I remove the flowers before mid summer, I assume they will still flower later on this year ?

If they only last that long 2 -3 years, do you rely on them reseeding to keep up numbers or are people / places growing them from seed  year. I thought I'd purchased a bargain, but it seems these could be some high maintenance plants.

Any advice on how you get a decent clump growing and keep them in the garden.  Maybe I should stick with the Purpurea and Magnus in future.

Always learning, sorry for the daft questions.


Posted: 26/04/2016 at 20:33

I recently purchased some echinacea's (Praire Splendour, Bright Rose) and when they turned up, it stated they were short lived perennials (live for 3 years),

Is this always the case with all Echinacea ? I have also purchased Echinacea Crimson Star, Echinacea Purpurea (some are just called this ?), Echinacea Magnus Splendour, Echinacea Vintage Wine.

Can you guess i suddenly decided last summer i like echinacea ??? Just hope they grow, and last longer than 2-3 years...

Any ideas anyone, thank you.

Hampton Court tickets

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 16:51

I've just been told the date for my daughters sports day and they are on two days on the week of Hampton Court.

I've booked a ticket for myself on the Thursday but now potentially can't go as sports day is best day of the year at school.

Has anyone had to cancel a ticket or been able to exchange it for another day before. 

As well as two sports day I'm helping to organise the PTA summer fete on the Saturday.  Its going to be a busy week.

Any advice gratefully received, can't not go to Hampton Court flower show... I'm an RHS member, so Wed only option

RHS Membership

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 19:33

Ah yes, that's it.  That explains Sheffield Park as well then.  Thank you.  Just a fluke the two NT places are partner gardens.  Thank you.

How to kill bluebells

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 19:16

I'd consider yourself lucky.  Maybe if you dont want them dig them up and offer to give them to people who do.  They are getting rarer and rarer due to cross pollintation with Spanish ones.

Please don't throw them out, pass them onto someone who does want them. My favourite time of year when they are out.

RHS Membership

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 19:08

I wondered if you answer a question for me.  I'm an RHS member (only one my first year).  I've been to two National Trust places in the last year and my RHS membership has got me free entry into their gardens.

I can't find any info on the internet on this deal, but its happened by chance at the two NT places I went to. (Nymans and Sheffield Park). 

Does anyone else know about this deal... and what the terms of it are ?

Thank you.

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Plant ID Please

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