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Plant ID

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 17:53

My "invasive" white one grows between two large trees which take the nourishment from everything else I've tried to grow there, plus the shade, so I'm very happy for them to be there. If they spread too far out, I just give the new seedlings a quick spray of glyphosate with a hand sprayer. The pink ones in another border havn't spread, just two nice big clumps. I love them too.

Moans about GW

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 12:15

Why don't you all send your comments/requests to the BBC directly? If enough people complain they might have a think about it!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/commissioning/tv/pitching-ideas/ideas-from-the-public.shtml

 

Buddleja davidii

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 12:07

I have 3 Buddleia Buzz in 3 colours which I have planted very close together. As they grow they should look like one bush (I hope). This was suggested by the supplier. They are from Thompson & Morgan but I bought them in Germany.

Has anyone grown Pixie clematis

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 09:58

http://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/clematis-pixie.html

A scented one!

http://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/clematis-fragrant-oberon.html

 

 

Buddleja Flower Power - no multicoloured flowers only purple

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 15:08

If they have only just started to flower, you may have to wait a bit longer. According to the description I have just read, they start off purple and then change colour!

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On arching branches with dark green leaves, this distinctive cultivar produces striking clusters of purple buds, which open to reveal bicoloured blooms in variable shades of pink and orange, fading to bronze as the flowers mature during mid to late summer.

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Seeds- your opinions and advice

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 11:46

Hi 20Lili02, so  sorry to hear about your loss!

After years of having all my seed packets all mixed up in one box, I finally sat down the other day to sort them. First I sorted them into two shoe cartons, cut and sellotaped to fit the largest packet, one for veggie seeds, the other for flowers. I then sorted them by sowing dates, the earliest in the front. Will have to check them regularly so I don't miss the correct times though!

Others may have much better ideas, will be watching this thread

Lavender border in acid claggy soil - too big a battle?

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 09:40

You might mention to him that lavender isn't exactly "low maintenance". You have to cut it back every year!

Anyone can identify this?

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 20:10

Dipladenia sundavilla, comes in pink and red, it's a climber, can be grown in hanging baskets.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/30754.jpg?width=400&height=350&mode=max

 

squirrel

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 20:45

How can you possibly resist these dear little things?!

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/30672.jpg?width=350

 

 

unidentified plant

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 17:12

The RHS says cut down when flowering is over.

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=1920

 

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