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Do you know what this pretty plant is?

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 17:51

Thanks for your advice.  Centaurea looks the most likely candidate, except for the leaves... when the weather improves I will take a better picture.

Do you know what this pretty plant is?

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 12:57

This has appeared for the last couple of years: any ideas what it might be?


Iris bulbs

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 20:29

Thank you: I think I'll let their parents 'bring them up' ...


Posted: 03/06/2012 at 17:35

There are a number of ceanothus cultivars which flourish in England, as well as in N. America, but I have found that some are not reliably hardy, so this one deserves a medal for growing in the wild on Hadrian's Wall!

My bay tree's leaves have gone yellow. What can I do to rectify this.

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 17:33

Ours was 10 ft tall and did the same last year.  They then went brown and fell off: strange for an evergreen, I thought.  The bark was split, so we decided to cut it down to 2 feet and it is now a very healthy coppiced bay.  Is yours in a pot?  Has it got ants? 

Iris bulbs

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 17:16

I have dug up and divided a huge clump of iris bulbs which didn't flower this year.  I plan to replant them, but what do I do with the bulblets?  Will they develop into full sized bulbs?  If so, do I leave them attached to the 'parent' or separate them?  Thanks.

Welcome to the plants forum

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 19:57

Yes, it looks like lantana to me

Herbaceous/shrub clematis

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 18:08

Thanks for the tip: it is in a good position to twine through other things if I can just get it started.

Herbaceous/shrub clematis

Posted: 28/05/2012 at 22:01

Thanks obelixx: I will give it a strong drink and see if it helps.

Herbaceous/shrub clematis

Posted: 28/05/2012 at 20:49

Hallo: it's very nice to be back.  I planted a clematis integrifolia (that's what the label said) 4 years ago and it's very healthy with good growth each year, in well drained soil, sheltered from the wind and in the sun.  But I have never had any flowers.  It dies back completely in the autumn, so I trim off the dead stalks in the spring: there isn't any 'old wood' to preserve.  What am I doing wrong?  Thank you

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Harbinger tomatoes

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Fig tree

Fruit falls off 
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Do you know what this pretty plant is?

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Iris bulbs

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Herbaceous/shrub clematis

No flowers 
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