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Can you help id a plant I've been given?

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 20:15

It looks like a Tradescantia, but be careful - they can be very invasive if plantaed in the ground.

I have one (with amazing blue flowers) in a big pot.

Cuttings from Lilac/Syringa

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 06:43

Thank you very much - I will try both ways!

Cuttings from Lilac/Syringa

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 19:03


does anyone know how to take cuttings from a Lilac?

I don't really know whether it's possible or not. My neighbour has a lovely white syringa and I would love to have a cutting from this bush.

And what wolud be the best time to take one?



Posted: 18/03/2014 at 15:19

OOPs, they might be celandines.... so no solution??????????

I would love Lilly of the valley....

Cats in the graden

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 15:17

To daituom:

I have TWO cats and they don't keep the neighbours cats ( 6!!!) away - they became friends!!!!!!!!!!!!

They all enjoy sunbathing together (if the sun is shining)

I have just given up, I let some ground in a corner for the cats, clean it from time to time and dig it over.

The cats don't use the other beds so much any more.


Posted: 12/03/2014 at 10:39

I have lots of arconites in my flower beds.

I have tried to dig them out last year but they always come back. What would be the best way to eliminate them?

Is there any special ( insectfriendly) weed killer?

Although I don't like weed killers - I just can't be digging for days and days....

Please help..............

Talkback: Bumblebee rescue

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 17:53
What a lovely story! I'm glad you rescued the bumble bee - every single one counts! We need them!

Cats in the graden

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 22:13

I tried Lemon oil on teabags - it seems to work. The oil is not poisonous and would not harm the cats or the plants.

Rosmary bush

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 21:13

Yes - good idea! I will do this.

Thanks Dave!!

Rosmary bush

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 13:56

Sounds great - I'll try this

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Discussions started by sybille

Cuttings from Lilac/Syringa

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I have lots and lots of arconites in my flower beds 
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Last Post: 18/03/2014 at 15:21

Rosmary bush

rosmary bush is getting brown an crumbly, all the leaves/needles are falling off. 
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Last Post: 17/01/2014 at 21:13

Moving Black currant bush

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Last Post: 29/08/2013 at 21:36


How can I get rid of ants in my compost bin? 
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