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Two plants id please

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 09:55

Thank you all for the answers.  I've googled Leucadendron salignum and Darmera peltata (known as umbrella plant) .

Have a good day in the garden (I am stuck in the office )

Two plants id please

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 15:30

Hi everyone and sorry that I'm asking again for plant id. I saw the first one (pic 1 & 2) in the St James's Square, central London last week and the second one (pic 3 & 4) in a woodland garden yesterday. I'd appreciate your help to identify them. Many thanks!

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Following on 'Advice on Lawn Problem'

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 10:16

Great, I'll mow the lawn when I get home this evening   Thank you very much for your help Dove (and Laura)   By for now until I have other problems/questions...!

Following on 'Advice on Lawn Problem'

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 08:45

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 Hi again, thank you for responses.  I had a look at the links and it looks like I have a lot of soft rush and couch grass.  But neither of them describe these shoots - hope the photos are big enough to see what these are.  I have tons of them in my small lawn. 

Following on 'Advice on Lawn Problem'

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 20:57

It's clay soil and I spent a couple of hours today making small holes with my 'aerating sandals'. Will the normal lawn grass send those shoots at this time of year? It looks like the end of the shoot developes to a flower or seed pod. If the normal grass don't behave this way, these must be weeds.

Following on 'Advice on Lawn Problem'

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 13:32

Thanks again, my hard labour isn't going to end anytime soon  Do you know what those tall shoots(?) in my second photo are? They do not get mown down. 

Following on 'Advice on Lawn Problem'

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 07:57

Thank you Dove from quick response. I am fed up with raking and my back aches so I'll let the lawn (and my back) to recover for now. My lawn isn't even, so at places the grass is longer than those in other parts. I'm planning to fill gaps and holes then scatter the grass seeds.

Following on 'Advice on Lawn Problem'

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 07:40

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Hi, I've started to pay a very close attention on my lawn which is overrun by moss and weeds. I treated it with a 4-in-1 product before Easter and have been raking the lawn ever since but the moss, dead or alive, keep coming off. Am I fighting a losing battle?

Also I've been digging out weeds so together with the vigorous raking, my lawn looks rather sorry with bare patches here and there. At the moment there are a lot of shiny pointy stems coming from the grass (2nd photo) and I wonder if anyone can tell me what these are and whether I should pull them out.

Also I think this is weed (top photo - I uploaded it later but it went to top), not grass. Is it woodrush? Do I need to dig them out?

What can I plant in a shaded north facing garden?

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 09:33

Thanks Obelixx, I guess there's no shortcut in gardening . Since I've already dug about a quarter of the shady corner, I will finish mixing in the grits and follow your advice.

What can I plant in a shaded north facing garden?

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 09:11

Hi Obelixx, really?  Will that work?  I've been digging out weeds as well so will cover the area with the weed suppressing fabric then wait for autumn. Thanks.

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Two plants id please

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Following on 'Advice on Lawn Problem'

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Pant ID

Does anyone know what this plant is? 
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Compost bin....again

Is wooden beehive compost bin any good? 
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