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Plant id please

Posted: 17/10/2017 at 20:57

could anyone id these for me please. The first one is a campanula but not sure which variety, the second one looks like a primula but not quite. 

Thank you  

Plant id please and plant id apps

Posted: 15/10/2017 at 21:02

Thank you for the plant id of Cistus above.  Helpful as ever.  Thank you.

Plant id please and plant id apps

Posted: 14/10/2017 at 21:20

is anyone able to id this plant which is in my neighbours garden. Thank you. 

this lead me to thinking is there a reliable app that anyone uses to identify plants. As much as I love asking you lovely bunch sometimes I don’t have time to come on and post the question. I just wondered if any of them are actually any good. 

Thank you. 

Agapanthus Propagation

Posted: 07/10/2017 at 22:02

I've sown agapanthus seeds the last two years.  I put them on top of compost with a light covering of compost on top and have them on the window sill in the kitchen over the winter.  I move them out when all risk of frost has passed and pot them up, with 3 seedlings per 9cm pot (purely because I get so many I'm trying to save space and cold frame will only take so many pots).
Once their roots are coming out the bottom I move them onto a 1 litre pot and then a year later onto a 2litre pot.  (by the time they go into a 1 litre pot it is one plant per pot)

Planted my first lot out this summer and have another batch in the cold frame for this winter and it may be the year after next before those get planted out.

My first lot are growing really well in the ground so hoping for some flowers next year. 

Lawn decimated

Posted: 06/10/2017 at 14:39

We laid turf in one of our gardens, and basically the badgers just peeled it back every night to reveal lots of bugs, and they trashed it.  Even with canes and badger deterrent soaked rags it was pointless.  We had to pull it all up and seed it instead.  An expensive lesson learnt and man does that badger deterrent stink .  I've seen the deterrent stuff has now been banned but someone peed into a bottle and sprayed that round the garden.  Maybe that could help.
Don't know if this is any help

Vine Weevil thoughts

Posted: 01/10/2017 at 13:21

I tried the adult vine weevil traps, and the foxes seemed to like licking the gel out of the middle and playing with them in the garden, then I replaced them and forgot to keep the gel watered.... So a total waste of money I feel.  However if you don't have foxes and remember to water them I'm sure they work.


Posted: 27/09/2017 at 17:51

I noticed today a varigated weigela has some branches that have reverted back to plain green. They are quite big branches but should I cut them back to the main stem? 

Also so am I able to cut them back at all now as it has been left for years and has got a bit unruly or should I wait until it has flowered in the spring

Thank you for any help  x

What to do here?

Posted: 19/09/2017 at 14:31

thank you for your responses.

What to do here?

Posted: 18/09/2017 at 17:45

A friend asked for advice tonight and I don't have the knowledge to help her, but thought you clever lot on here might be able to. 

They need to get rid of the bamboo that has been planted in their garden because it is shooting up all over the garden. Not planted by them I might add. However as you can see from the photo the bamboo is hiding a whole of lot brick from the house behind them. They are looking to plant something low maintenanc, that looks nice and will hide the house without being too in your face. She was wondering about pleached trees, but they would need to be evergreen. 

She also said the soil is rubbish literally and they are wondering whether to excavate it for two reasons, 1) to get rid of the bamboo shoots and 2) to clear the poor soil and put some decent topsoil back in. 

So far she is wondering whether to get some rendered raised beds put in along the back wall and whether to plant some non invasive clump forming bamboo, and if so what variety should she get, or would pleached trees be an option, but she needs year round cover. 

does anyone on here have any suggestions for what they could do. I get the feeling she is looking for something nice and sleek, clean lines and modern rather than a wildlife hedge. 

Any advice gratefully received. Thank you. 

Pulmonaria problems

Posted: 18/09/2017 at 14:59

okay thank you.  Yes generally i do tidy them up over the year and take off the tatty leaves.  it must have just been in a bit of a wet / shady part (however i'm on light sandy soil, so wet isn't usually a problem and in Surrey).  The other pulmonaria's i have around the garden look fine still.

Will hope it is just that it thinks autumn has come early, and fingers crossed for Spring and its return.

Thank you.

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