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dahlias dahling

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 15:03

My first attempt at growing dahlias this year and one of the two planted as tubers has just flowered. They were planted at the end of May and the plant that has flowered is much larger than the other and has two main stems. I hope to get more flowers as there are more buds on both.

They have done very well considering that they were shaded by some giant sunflowers in an east-facing garden.

It's a cactus variety, 'Tsuki-ytori-no-shisha'. The picture was taken a few days ago and the flower is even bigger now!


More ID's for plants in my wildflower border, please.

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 09:31

I've checked my garden dairy and the small white flower with dill-like leaves is definitely coriander. I remember being surprised when someone first identified this for me because it doesn't have the leaf shape that most of us associate with the plant.

Please help me identify these 3 plants???

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 09:57

The blue one is definitely dwarf morning glory (Convulvulus tricolour), I have lots in my wildflower border.

I hope we get an ID for the white one, it's beautiful,

Coreopsis Limerock Ruby

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 16:47

A quick online check suggest that this plant does well in sandy, clay or normal soils. Apparently the optimum soil conditions are mildly acidic.

More ID's for plants in my wildflower border, please.

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 16:37

Indeed Dove, I'd heard the name but until I checked as you did I didn't realise how invasive - it's a real thug. Just about to go into the garden to get rid of it!

More ID's for plants in my wildflower border, please.

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 13:41

Thanks DW, I think you've nailed it for those 2. Shame about the ragweed - thought it might be something worth keeping.

More ID's for plants in my wildflower border, please.

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 18:03

Thanks, no Nutcutlet, it's not dill. I have that in my garden every year and the flowerheads are different to the one in the picture.

I think I remember now what the small white-flowered plant is, coriander. I'm going to check my pics of last years' plants because I had it in the garden then.

I thought the plant in the last picture might be some kind of Amaranth, but the leaves don't fit, although the flower heads do.

More ID's for plants in my wildflower border, please.

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 12:42

Hi, I'd like help with ID's for a few more plants that are in my new wildflower border, bar one. The first is the long-leafed plant in the left centre of the picture. There are a few of these dotted around the garden and I was wondering whether it's friend or foe?

The same applies to the second photo' of the leaves with scalloped edges.

The third and fourth pic's is of an umbelliferous plant with delicate multi-lobed dill-like leaves.

 The next two pic's are of a plant with delicate, tiny white flowers, again with dill-like leaves and a distinctive arrangement of petals I've seen on another plant, the name of which I can't recall!

The last pictures are of a largish plant that has Amaranth like flowers, while the leaves are like very large marigold leaves.


Plants to keep or not?

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 12:11

Nutcutlet, sadly my sense of smell is a bit hit and miss. I have good periods and bad periods. I treid smelling the leaf but couldn't smell anything. But I am having second thoughts about the ID as I checked the list of seeds on the box again and found that Honesty is listed. Missed it the first time in the long list of tiny print.

The leaves of both plants are very similar so it's jusat a case of wait and see now.

Back for some more small flower ID's, please.

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 11:50

Duh! Until people mentioned delphinium/larkspur I hadn't even noticed the spur on the flower in my haste to get it ID'd. I had another plant ID'd as one when the Gardener's World team ran an ID session a few weeks ago, which I think was field larkspur (Consolida regalis). However, this larkspur is quite different to the first, particularly the fact that this one has dill-like lacy, lobed leaves, the petal shape and form shape, and the colour of the stamens.

I've just spent a fruitless hour trying to identify the variety. But it's very pretty!

Thank you, Pete8, that ID for the Callistephus chinensis is spot on. I found a picture of it on Google Images in the first few flowers.

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More ID's for plants in my wildflower border, please.

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Plants to keep or not?

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When to move philadelphus?

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Fungus on winter jasmine?

Also advice after pruning. 
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Anyone able to ID this plant for me, please.

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A new small flowering plant ID, please.

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Stumped by another small flower!

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ID for small white flower.

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Small flower ID, please.

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Back for another small flower ID!

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Is this a euphorbia?

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ID for a very small wild or garden flower, please.

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Amother very pretty wildflower for identification.

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