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Multiple plant id

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 12:53

Hi, I took this photo of someone's garden yesterday as I liked the combination of plants  Can anyone help with what the 3 flowering shrubs are?  I was too shy to knock on their door!


Is this a weed or a herbaceous perennial?

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 16:56

You know what fidgetbones?  I think you may be right!  I did plant some pink echinacea.  So glad I didn't listen to my girlfriend who told me to pull them out!

Is this a weed or a herbaceous perennial?

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 16:37

I don't know if this is a weed or something I planted last year!  It's filling a gap in my flower bed so it's in the right place(!)


but it just looks a bit weed-like to me.  Can anyone help?



The mystery of the closed greenhouse

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 21:38

Busy Bee, if you'd seen my sunflowers last year you would know that I would have struggled to get last place in a garden show!  


The mystery of the closed greenhouse

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 21:47

Thanks all for your thoughts, it seems like mice are the most likely cause although I'm still mystified how they get in and particularly why they ignored the open packet of sunflower seeds next to the pots!

The mystery of the closed greenhouse

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 20:52

Just realised this is in the fruit and veg section, silly me...!


The mystery of the closed greenhouse

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 20:48

Hello everyone, I hope you're sitting comfortably for a mystery that would baffle even Sherlock Holmes...

I planted some sunflowers in the greenhouse a couple of weeks ago and just as they emerged something tore in to them over night.  The stems were pulled up and the compost 'disturbed'.

Unperturbed, I planted some more.  Just as they were coming up the same thing happened.

Then again for a third time last night.

They are on a shelf about 3 feet high, in a green house with the door closed overnight.  What is attacking them?!!

You'll be pleased to know I've planted some more now and they are sitting happily on my window sill.  4th time lucky perhaps?!

Tomatoes are already flowering

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 19:28

My tomatoes are already flowering - this seems a bit too early for me!  Is it a good idea to pinch out the flowers or just let them do their thing?

The toms are fiorentino and gartenerperle...

Pruning a magnolia?

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 21:31

I have a well established Magnolia and have pruned it each of the last 3 winters removing a lot of the lower growth, crossed branches and so on.  So far it seems to have taken it all in its stride.

What (elusive) plant do you crave?

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 21:34

I bought some tulips 18 months ago called multi-headed red bouquet.  True to their name each bulb had a number of rich red flowers that looked incredible.  Can't find them anywhere now, not even on the producers web site.

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Multiple plant id

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Is this a weed or a herbaceous perennial?

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The mystery of the closed greenhouse

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Tomatoes are already flowering

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Another 'what's this?' thread...

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Onions sets in modules

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Apple Trees

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Yet another mystery plant...

...but it's popping up all over my garden 
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Pruning hibiscus and magnolia

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