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fast growing climbers

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 23:53

Akebia and Lonicera are good suggestions but bear in mind most Honeysuckles are deciduous - the evergreen ones are Loniceras Henryi, Halliana and Giraldii.

Looking for best/fastest creeper/vine for a time lapse music video idea

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 22:16

Just for reference check out the short film "ruin" if you havn't already...

http://vimeo.com/38591304

A couple of IDs please

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 23:54

Ah thank you both.

the Euphorbia has managed to survive 2 winters outside in that little pot! never been fed, mulched or protected...will probably die as soon as I plant it lol.

A couple of IDs please

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 23:35

Can anyone help ID these please?

First off a very small (evergreen?) shrub with lovely tubular flowers

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd185/anotherspirit/IMG_1444.jpg

and then a plant someone gave me a while back - some kind of Euphorbia perhaps? 

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd185/anotherspirit/IMG_1447.jpg

It's looking a bit leggy... any pruning / TLC edvice other than just get it in the ground`?

Best blue flowering plant

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 21:01

Currently loving combination of ceanothus concha, euphorbia wulfenii and forget-me-nots...

Look forward to Ceratostigma later in the year.

Are these lavender plugs acceptable or DOA?

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 20:30

Now that's more like it! Hope mine look as good as that when they arrive....

So I should pot them and grow them on a bit before planting right?

Can anyone advise on a good compost mix for them - and when should I plan on planting them out?

They'll be going here eventually - at the base of my newly planted climbing rose and clematis fence...

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd185/anotherspirit/IMG_1442.jpg

Are these lavender plugs acceptable or DOA?

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 17:13

That sounds worryingly good! 

Thanks for heads up Muddy and Mummy - 48 lavendar on the way!

Are these lavender plugs acceptable or DOA?

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 16:43

Thanks for your feedback everyone - confirmed my suspicions...

Spoke to a very nice lady who was sincerely apologetic and refunded my money (although it should be noted she was a "middlewoman" - not the end supplier...)

@chicky - they look much better! would you mind telling me where you got yours? Need to find a good supplier and buy some more!

 

 

 

 

Are these lavender plugs acceptable or DOA?

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 15:29

Would appreciate some advice please...

I ordered some lavender plug plants and when they arrived they were very brown/grey, a bit mouldy and a few seemed completely dead.

I rang up and complained and they sent me some more which arrived yesterday - these ones are even worse than the first lot!

I have never ordered lavender plugs before so Im not exactly sure what I should be expecting but these look pretty poor to me - what do you think?

- I ordered 36 (6 packs) and have taken photos of 2 packs which are representative...

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd185/anotherspirit/IMG_1439.jpg

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd185/anotherspirit/IMG_1438.jpg

Im inclined to compalin and get my money back this time but before I give someone an earful I thought I'd better check first just in case they always look like this!

 

 

A couple of identifications needed please....

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 22:46

Aha - thats the one Silver Surfer thanks. Very close Punkdoc - thanks to you too.

Appreciate everyones help identifying these 2 - many thanks.

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