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Help with Plant Identification

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 14:43

I don't know what it is but I dont think it is Miss Willmotts ghost - I grow this and it doesn't look like this. Some exotic weed of some type.


Posted: 12/06/2013 at 22:47

in my damp shady border I have hartstongue fern (normal and frilly-edged version) sarcococca, geranium phaeum, Bowles golden grass, carex pendula (hostile conditions appear to keep it under control here), Arum italicum pictum (again has behaved itself) and on the fringes of the shade a couple of thalictrums aquilegiifolium and flavum, primroses, pulmonaria and stylophorum diphyllum (easy from seed)

Moved house last year. Need help ID'ing some plants please

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 22:23

Here is my twopenny worth after some inspiration from the answers above:

1) perhaps a daphne of some sort

2) rhododendron

3) camellia

4) vibernum of some sort but don't think it is tinus

5) escallonia

6) cephalaria gigantea (giant scabious) pale yellow scabious type flowers but in my garden is 5-6 foot.

7) ?

8) wiegela

9) not sure of the scale here, or if scrub or hebaceous peren, but if heb peren what about helianthus salicifolius the willow-leaved sunflower which has small yellow sunflowers

cherry tree stripped of its leaves

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 15:26

I had similar problem last year - couldn't find any signs of any insect infestations despite long searching. Top suspect became the voracious wood pidgeons lined up in the adjoining field who were short of cabbages! Anyone know if they really will attack trees like this?

Gaillardia death

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 21:51

Thank you Lyn, I will look out for 'Kobald" and give it a try.

Gaillardia death

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 21:30

I have the same problem with 'perennial' gallardia and some coreopsis and as for coneflowers (echinacea) a complete waste of time (and $$$). I have found coreopsis 'Zagreb" to be hardy (3rd year now) and roots well from cuttings. Coreopsis 'limerock ruby' which in my ignorance appeared to look similiar to "Zagreb" was a complete failure. I'm on the Wirral and have quite a frost pocket but I would be very interested to hear of any varieties that people have found to be hardier


How high ( in inche preferabley)

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 21:14

I have just checked my garden, bought this last year - found the label but no sign of plant! It was very pretty last year -gorgeous flowers, label says 100cm but it was no way that tall, only got to about 12-18 inches with a very lax sprawling habit. So not trailing but not upright either!

Plant ID

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 16:51

The leaves don't look correct for elder but the large one in the photo has a general form that is very reminiscent of an elder, - do the leaves smell when bruised and elder does seed around

Weeds ID

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 16:46

I also don't think this is G elder, the roots of which also have a distinctive smell and you would see underground runners being sent out as the plant matures. I think this is an umbellifer - does it have a carrotty-shaped root, many of them do. I think I also have this weed- don't know what it is but it flowers like a cow parsley

Jasmine In Shade

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 13:24

I have had jasmine (officinale, i think - the white summer flowering one) growing over an arch in partial shade with overhanging trees. It does grow but not alot and it has never flowered, its at least 8 years old, perhaps this is due to competition from the trees but overall it has been a disappointment. A rose on the other side of the arch does well and flowers fine.

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