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Plant Identification please

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 15:24

The heart shaped leaved and black leaved plants are Ipomea batatas - sweet potatoes. You'll probably find tubers when you take the basket apart.

I think the tall one is pennisetum glaucum "Purple Majesty" - a type of millet.




Posted: 09/02/2013 at 17:08

If your cuttings don't work you can also divide Nemesias easily. Just pull it apart, make sure you have a bit of root on each section, pot on separately and they will soon take off.

The A to Z of TV Gardening

Posted: 08/01/2013 at 17:48

I found it by accident too - AWOL Radio Times so checked the schedule online, spotted it and stuck it on the planner.

I really enjoyed it, I particularly liked the follow ups, we saw Alys do her apple graft and then 6 weeks later when she checked to see if they had taken - that seems to be missing in today's GW.

I am also narked that I have probably weeded lots of Allium seedlings as Alan T said they look like grass.

And the gorgeous mini gardening god Chris Beardshaw...I could even tolerate Toby after that excitement!

What is this plant

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 18:34

It was you who doubted the ID of Clarkia but having googled it does seem to be exactly that.

It does look pinker than yours but you can't go by colours online.


Unidentified growing object!

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 17:35

@Dovefromabove - you made me laugh!

I struck lucky twice but I don't know this one.

I'm not following you around, I just like the ID threads. I like to learn the names of new plants.

You always remember the ones you get wrong!



Plant ID

Posted: 02/07/2012 at 17:08

Happy to have been of help.

I have grown Gilia in the past  -and linum.  I just scattered the seeds where I wanted them as handling the skinny seedlings is tricky.

Once you have them they will self seed.

Plant ID

Posted: 01/07/2012 at 18:36

The first doesn't look like flax to me but Gilia tricolor.

I could be smug about that but it was only today that I saw it on a gardening blog, I wouldn't have been able to ID it yesterday!



Help with identification please

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 10:40

The third looks like Speedwell (Veronica)


Posted: 22/05/2012 at 13:47

I've grown Lantanas and they are very easy except I would say they NEED full sun and lots of it to thrive.

They are not hardy but can be overwintered inside, they lose all their leaves and play dead but do come back to life with sun and warmth.

In other words, treat like a Pelargonium.

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