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Laurel hedging

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 22:19
I think you will find there is no difference - they are both prunus laurocerasus, which can be known both as Common or Cherry laurel.

Talkback: Make your garden bee-friendly in summer

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 21:11
I love watching them struggle to push their way into the snap dragons. They always buzz indignantly as they try and squeeze back out!

What is this please

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 21:29
It's a liverwort, harmless in itself, but indicative of damp possibly compacted soil or poor drainage.

The RHS says this about them:-

Why does my garden look raggedy?

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 09:13
I would certainly recommend forking the soil when you mulch, push the tines deep in and wiggle it about a bit, then your soil will lose some of its compaction. A lot of the garden centres have started putting their plants on sale, so spend some money on things like cosmos or pelargoniums to fill in the gaps. If you repeat groups of the same plant in all the empty spots, it will just stitch it all together and enhance what is already there.

When should I plant out my Verbena Bonariensis?

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 09:07
I find that once they find a place with optimum conditions, they self seed vigorously! Usually in the gravel pathways.... With a bit of luck you will have hundreds in years to come!

Portuguese laurel not showing red stems

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 09:04
Is the hedge in full sun, or in the shade more? That can affect how much red appears on the stems.

idenify please

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 08:05
I thought number three could be digitalis lanata, the wooly foxglove

idenify please

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 08:28
The third one is a perennial foxglove as far as I can see, very pretty! Agree that number 1 is a verbascum. 2 and 5 both look like campanulas. 4 sort of looks a bit like a salvia of some sort, the last one looks a bit like an oregano, do the leaves smell nice?

Can anyone identify this shrub :)

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 22:32
Wow, don't know what it is, but I want one! It isn't a hebe, I don't think. Where did you see it?

Plant. ID please!

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 22:07
It looks a little like a holm oak, or garrya elliptical? Hard to tell!
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