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un known succulent plants

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 12:18

I agree with Nutcutlet about the top pic' and I think the sedum is Sedum album, or white stonecrop, probably 'Coral Carpet'.

Can someone help ID these 2 small flowers.

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 12:17

Thanks Nutcutlet I think you might be right about that one. I've found one image of it that has identical leaves. Still checking to make sure.

Thanks DW, I can understand why you thought this might be a corncockle, but if I remember correctly from all the others I've had in the garden this year, they have a cylindrical flower bud rather than this deep-sided sceptre-like bud.

Also the distinctive stripes on the petals are missing (although there appear to be very faint ones), and to me this plant is more blue rather than the deep pinks and purple of the corncockle.

3 flowering plants for ID, please.

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 11:53

Thanks everyone. Marguerite was the one I couldn't remember, which I should have as I have plenty in my garden, although it's often hard to tell between them, the chrysanthemums, corn daisies, and marigold varieties.

Also after researching the suggestions of DW and Norfolkdumpling, and looking at enlargements of my friend's photo', I'm sure it's a Sanvitilia. I think it's Sanvitalia speciosa 'Million Suns'. Everything fits for this ID, whereas the Melampodium has quite different leaves, is a lot taller (24" - 36") and is a mounding rather than a spreading plant. Thanks again for everyone's help, my friend will be very pleased.

Can someone help ID these 2 small flowers.

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 13:11

Hi, I have a couple of small flowers that I'd like help in ID'ing. I took these pic's a few weeks ago. Both plants came from a box of mixed seed. The first I thought might be some kind of silene, but the leaves don't seem right. In fact, the leaves look like a euphorbia.

The second looks like baby blue eyes but the flower buds have a five-sided sceptre-like shape and below the flower petals is a star-like leaf arrangement with very distinct hairs on the leaves.


3 flowering plants for ID, please.

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 12:47

Hi, a friend in Dundee has asked me to ID some plants for her. The first is one that looks a lot like the crown daisies (Glebionis coronaria) I have in my garden, particularly the leaves. But the flowers don't appear to have the yellow tinges on the white petals near the centre of the flower that are typical of the white-petalled variety.

The second is a low-growing, spreading plant with small yellow flowers that also looks to be in the daisy family, and which I feel I should recognise.

The last is a double-headed purple flower that appears to be a bushy perennial.


Overwintering cacti seedlings

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 11:32

Yes, Roger, it's not desirable to keep them out of the light, as the article points out the germinated seedlings need light, but not direct sunlight. . Perhaps that's what the OP meant, that they hadn't been exposed to direct sunlight.

Overwintering cacti seedlings

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 10:29

Here's a link to an excellent guide to growing and caring for cacti grown from seed:

October to the beginning of March is the dormant period for cacti and it's usual not to water them during this period, unless they're in a hot environment e.g. centrally heated room when an occasional light watering might be appropriate.

Most of my cacti are in the living room and get no water in that period and are thriving.

Lily beetles in October!

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 10:19

Yes Bob, I'd forgotten they hide in the soil.

Lily beetles in October!

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 16:12

At the beginning of June I planted 3 new Asiatic lily bulbs for flowering next year. I wasn't sure whether they would thrive because they appeared to have a white 'mould' on them. However, one started growing strongly and has reached about 8" in height.

I inspected it yesterday and noticed that a few leaves had been partially eaten and then saw a lily beetle hiding under a leaf. It did it's usual trick of falling to the floor before I could squash it so  I gave the plant and ground around it a good dose of bug spray.

I couldn't believe it. I'm used to removing lily beetles in spring and early summer but I've never seen one at this time of the year before. But it seems whenever and wherever you plant lilies, they turn up.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 14:48

Hi Pinkand WhitePoppy, sorry for the confusion - more haste and less speed. Please let us know how you get on next season.

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Can someone help ID these 2 small flowers.

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3 flowering plants for ID, please.

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Lily beetles in October!

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Seed swap link wanted

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

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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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