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another ID please!

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 11:24
Thanks! I'm not averse to hard pruning so it'll have to like or lump it as it needs to stay approx 4ft high/wide Eden website says hard pruning works for them and gives lots of flowers, and mine is flowering after it was cut back last summer (was blocking the gate) so fingers crossed I can keep it small and flowering!

another ID please!

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 10:41

These flower things on this woody shrub, about 4 ft tall, have been like this for a couple of weeks. Thought they were going to open out into some fuschia-type thing but perhaps not? And the leaves are not like the fuschia's I've seen. Very thick and leathery.

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flowering climber suggestions please

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 10:29

The stump in question!

 

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flowering climber suggestions please

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 10:22
In our front garden the border to the road is formed by various mature plants. I have just pruned back an overgrown weigela and pulled away lots of ivy (I don't like ivy) and uncovered a thick dead trunk/stump which I had thought was the weigela but is not. It's too entwined with other things to remove, and also looks quite nice structurally. It's about 3-4 ft tall but branches spread about 10ft wide. I'd like to plant a climber to clamber over it. I'd like the climber to flower about now (or some time between late May and August), as the other plants (weigela, kerria japonica) have finished so some colour now-ish would look good. The front garden has a Japanese feel, with acer, tamarisk, tree peony, anemones but not worried about being too "authentic". The border faces west and is pretty sheltered from wind. cool roots (eg for clematis) would be no problem with ivy covering the floor area. So, any suggestions for an attractive, not-thuggish, flower-heavy, flowering-now/soon climber?

uploading images

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 22:25

yes that;'s it Salinero, just changed my settings to basic and the editing box has gawn. So just change your forum editor settings to advanced and you will see what we have all been blathering on about!

 

Flumoxed most of us cos advanced was certainly the default when I joined, so I wasn't even aware it could be changed!

damsels in distress (or rather, in dis pond?!)

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 21:45

A beautiful red damsel fly on our pond

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Hmm, did I say beautiful?!

 

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Yes, beautiful!

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 And a blue one came along to flirt with the red one too

 

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Where's Froggy? 4 frogs, can you spot them all?

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 21:31

yup you got it scroggin

is this one a bit easier star gaze lily

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Where's Froggy? 4 frogs, can you spot them all?

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 20:55

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 a froggy scene from my pond last month - can you spot all 4 frogs?

couple of plants for ID please!

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 21:24

Just watching Monday night's Chelsea prog and she had a clematis armandii. It's definitely not that, the leaves are different. Looking hopeful for lonicera henryi

couple of plants for ID please!

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 21:15

Thanks for your thoughts, everyone. Re plant 4 pics, it's all one plant - think the stems at the front are just too knackered to entwine . It's rampant - about 10ft high and was coming into the garden 6ft from the fence (and similar am ount into neighbour's garden over the fence). Looking at images of lonicera henryi I can definitely see the likeness of the flower buds. Will post back if/when it flowers!

Photinia or viburnum tinus, again I guess it's the flowers that will tell, as the google images look remarkably similar!

Any thoughts on whether, with a lack of any flowers, now is a good time to prune back the choisya?

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flowering climber suggestions please

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damsels in distress (or rather, in dis pond?!)

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couple of plants for ID please!

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