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Can anybody name this?

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 20:13

Finding pic hard to get a clear look.

Can you add a good close up of the flowers and leaves.

Do you live in Havering UK.?

Sorry but this is not an Orchid.

It looks as if it is a Viola riviniana.. a wild violet

 

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Viola+riviniana&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=enR9UdKeJrST0QXJuYG4Dg&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1920&bih=967

 

 

I've broken the main stem of my fuchsia standard help!

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 08:11

It is far too early to plant a Fuchsia out in the garden.

We live just North of Cardiff and had a frost last night.

Most standard ones are the more exotic,  tender, big flowered ones that have probably been brought into leaf and flower extremely early by growing them in a heated greenhouse.

It has probably not been hardened off.

Only hardy Fuchsias will survive outside when we are still getting cold nights.

I would not risk it outside until end of May.

It will definitely need to kept in a frost free place over winter.

Daffodils

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 14:06

Please can you add a pic.

What colour is the trumpet?

Clivia

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 22:53

Advise from the experts can be found here...

 

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/Profile.aspx?pid=655

 

 

Plant identification please

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 18:43

I grow several Pieris sp and named cultivars.

 But would not begin to guess which this one is.

All are beautiful!

Some are easier eg Pieris japonica Little Heath and Pieris japonica Little Heath Green ...as they are dwarf ones with tiny leaves.

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=3829

 

Some with red flowers ... you can say that MIGHT  be x or y.

But just green leaves and white flower... "No way Jose."

Plant identification please

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 18:19

Can you tell the difference between Pieris japonica Mountain Fire and Pieris japonica Taiwanensis from one small photo?

 

http://www.gardenworldimages.com/Details.aspx?ID=62281&TypeID=1

 

 

 

There are several Pieris.

Most have green leaves and pendulous small white flowers in spring.

You need an expert in Botany, with an magnifying glass, id key, and  the plant  infront of them to say for sure which one it is.

Which is why I say Pieris sp and am not even attempting to say which one, as it would be a complete guess.

Plant identification please

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 18:04

Pieris japonica Mountain Fire is another with red new leaves.

No sign of that in picture.

I  would not like to guess which Pieris it is from one small picture.

 

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=5682

Plant identification please

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 16:50

I agree this is Pieris sp.

However, it does not look right for Pieris Forest Flame as this usually has the red new leaves which I would expect to see.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=pieris+forest+flame&hl=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=nxVwUYj6BMKM0AWH3IHoBA&sqi=2&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1920&bih=967

Advice on an acer palmatum

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 13:19

Quote..".don't really agree with all the above, sorry peeps but have strong evidence to suggest Acers can be happily maintained in full sun .... even south facing."

 

We grow many hundreds of Acers.

I agree they can be very happy in full sun.

But not wind

Advice on an acer palmatum

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 09:09

Acer + wind = disaster.

I recommend a complete rethink.

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