starlily106


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flower identification

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 17:51

I found another knautia macedonica growing in my garden a few days ago. It must have grown from one of the seeds from my original plant, which is in a large pot. They grow so fast. I have potted the new one as it was not in the right place, and it is doing well. it is not a showy plant, but when it is windy the whole plant dances in the wind, and it looks so graceful.

can i plant thisin my garden?

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 15:06

Thank you so much for the very quick replies.  i hate throwing plants away, in fact i often buy plants when they are reduced just because i feel sorry for them.

and Dovefromabove, i already have a beautiful blue hydrangea which was already in the garden when i moved here. so maybe i will try a pink one next. 

someone further up the street has one which has a mixture of blue and pink flowers, don't know how as i thought the colour was decided by whether the soil was acid or alkaline.

can i plant thisin my garden?

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 14:08

after help with my last query i would like more advice please. My son bought me a white hydrangea in a pot for mothers day which i was going to plant in the garden later on. but when i read the instructions it said 'discard after  flowers die off''. is this right? i have seen what looks like the same plants at one of the plant stalls in the market  and they were for the garden, but when i asked the lady working there she wasn't sure. she said she would ask the stall owner,but keeps forgetting.it seems such a waste to discard it.

flower identification

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 21:58

Fidgetbones,  this looks exactly like my plant.   i looked at it today and is growing very quickly. if i remember correctly last year it was very bushy at the bottom,and as it progressed the long very thin stems grew out in different directions  and then the purple flowers appeared. although it looked fragile the stems just swayed around in the wind, and it flowered for a long time. thanks for the help. and thank you to everyone who answered.

flower identification

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 19:28

last year i bought a plant in poundland ,put it in a planter and waited. it was supposed to be completely different to what appeared. it grew to about 4ft, with long thin branches, the flowers were very similar in size and colour to scabious,and as they faded they produced fluffy seeds ( which were a bit like dandelions). can anyone identify it please?

eggs on plant leaf

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 23:55

thanks  for the replies. i  don't know what the plant is, i bought it at poundland last year, and this year repotted it, it is now about 4 feet high,has spindly stems with frond like leaves, and has quite small flowers which look like the middles of sunflowers, but i dont know what colour they are going to be. so not much help.i have looked on the net at shield bug eggs, and they do look like them. i will be watching out to see what happens.  i love shield bugs!

eggs on plant leaf

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 00:46

yesterday i found a cluster of what looks eggs on one of my plants.  they are tiny little green balls, and there are about 30 of them. would like to know what produced them. can anyone help? i don't want to destroy them if they are butterfly eggs.

what is wrong with my plum tree?

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 12:05

thank you both for the replies.

 dave, you are spot on.  i have looked at  the link, and the photo looks exactly like the things on my tree. i have been removing the damaged pods and foliage as much as i possible, and will now be trying my best to get rid of everything which looks infected. hopefully i will be able to save the tree.

this forum is so helpful !!!

what is wrong with my plum tree?

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 00:10

my plum tree had lots of blossom this year, and it looked healthy, and  after the blossom faded it looked as if it would be covered in bunches of plums. then the leaves started to crinkle up,some of the developing plums became deformed, grew very quickly into what looked like pods and rotted away. now most of the plums which are left are nearly all getting lumpy bits on them, and don't look right. such a shame because over the past few years the plums have been healthy and taste delicious. does anyone know what is wrong, and what i can do to help  get the tree back to normal. i don't know  much about fruit trees, so any advice would be gratefully received

what is this flower?

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 19:43

 thanks so much for the quick replies. Edd and nutcutlet  have solved my problem. Lychnis coronaria is what my plant was. sorry about saying it had woody stems, i was trying to remember what it was like, and maybe got it wrong. i also didn't realize it came in so many shades, so i will be looking to buy a few different ones.

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