Rhod Crompton

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English Bluebells

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 21:44

all I'm saying is that there are so many hybrids that we may have already lost the English Bluebell in all but a few lucky places. Unless you live near one of these then I wouldn't go too mad in trying to eradicate the Spanish. It's here and will be forever. ????

English Bluebells

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 20:13

The vast majority of our so called English bluebells are now hybrids, the only true ones are found in areas that are well away from the Spanish ones! I wouldn't fuss too much about it as you already have Spanish ones around

Potato berry???

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 21:52

Good old t&m with the tomtato

unknown plant 2nd attempt

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 21:50

Looks like oragano or marjoram maybe

Novice needing advice!

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 04:36

The hydrangea mentioned above is in fact deciduous, but a good choice as it is able to climb using tiny arial roots! Has interesting peeling bark also


Posted: 16/09/2014 at 04:56

 Chilli plants are perennial, try overwintering in frost free conditions and they may come back next spring. Don't be alarmed if they lose all leaves, just be patient and see what happens next year

Chillis on Thai basil

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 02:37

Looks like a chilli plant too me

Any ideas what this is?

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 06:06


Cherry Laurel hedging

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 22:00

I was thinking aucuba japonica and not laurel, although with a little training spotting females flowers over males becomes quite simple! It's the wine clouding my wisdom! Although laurel does grow huge given a chance! 

Cherry Laurel hedging

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 21:12

Buying female plants is a good way of getting berries! And yes trim them too shape! I'm removing some hedging from a clients garden that didn't have the top pruned out and they are the best part of 40 foot high at least

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