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Please help Identify this shrub

Posted: Today at 17:03
It could be Olearia furfuracea, that has fluffy seed heads. Or Olearia monroi, that has the coconut scent as well, nut the leaves of that seem to be more serrated.

What is it

Posted: Today at 16:51
Wiegela flowers in mid spring, give it a feed and a mulch, they are usually pretty tough shrubs. Give it a bit of tlc, and hopefully next year it will start to put on a bit more growth!

Tree ID and transplanting advice please

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 17:05
The best time to move deciduous trees is in the winter, when they are in a state of dormancy. The chances of getting them out intact and them surviving is not great, unfortunately! At this time of year, a lot of the garden centres are reducing their stock, many to half price, I live near a Hilliers branch and many are reduced. It might be worth your while having a look at local garden centres, to see what they have on offer!

leylandii trees

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 09:25
We usually store wood for a year, so stuff cut this summer will be okay for next summer. If you split it now into smaller bits, it dries out quicker.

leylandii trees

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 09:00
There is no problem with burning softwoods on a woodburner, I have done it for years. You just have to ensure you sweep your chimney regularly, as the resin will create more soot. Also be sure to split and season the wood properly.

Advice needed

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 12:33
Heucheras are always a safe and colourful bet for the winter months, but you may need to supplement some water if it is very dry.

Spreading mystery plant

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 07:35
It's some wild form of Thalictrum, (Meadow rue). The flowers are not particularly remarkable, and it can be a bit spready, though the foliage is quite pretty.

Pollard a Weeping Birch

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 18:29
This gives you some sort of idea of the effect - Found this picture on the net of a pruned weeping birch

mystery plant

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 22:18
Could be Helleborus foetidus, the stinking hellebore. Quite interesting leaves, followed by greenish yellow flowers.

What is wrong with my sedum

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 22:14
It could well be a fungal attack, maybe caused by too much water/rain. They have fleshy stems which store water, so if they are exposed to too much surplus water they can be susceptible to botrytis and powdery mildew.
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