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Problem bush

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 22:48

If the leaves of your bush are quite firm, then it could be a bay.  These can suffer with die-back after a harsh winter, as we have had here in Derbyshire.

Knotweed or Bindweed?

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 22:33

I agree that the second picture is definitely Convolvulus / bindweed.  Ironically, it has attractive, white bell shaped flowers but its roots go down really deep and is difficult to clear.  Repeat glyphosate application is usually recommended.

Friend or foe?

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 22:23

Many thanks! Trillium certainly looks to be a strong possibility.  I did grow these over thirty years' ago, in my very first garden, but had totally forgotten what they looked like.

Friend or foe?

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 15:47

Thanks - I know there is a variegated ivy leaf in the picture but it is the somewhat succulent shoot which I am struggling with.

Friend or foe?

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 14:05


Could anyone please identify this, presumably, perennial plant which has appeared in the garden of our new property?  Currently, the shoots are about 3 to 4cm high and they are appearing in an area approx. 50cm across.  Any help appreciated.

Salvia Hot lips

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 00:12

I too chop this back really hard and have both the "Hotlips" variety as well as the normal red/pink variety.  Crushing the leaves gives you a lovely blackcurrant scent by the way!

Sweet Peas

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 01:02

Sounds like powdery mildew ~ mine have suffered similarly (and in the past).  The hot weather and high humidity are the main causes.  A variety of organic and non-organic solutions can be found with a quick "Google"!

Can anyone identify these?

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 15:17

The first one looks like foxglove seedlings perhaps?

Distinctive Shrub/Plant

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 00:12

I have a winter flowering honeysuckle (Lonicera fragrantissima) which is a shrub, rather than the climbing variety.  It has been in flower for the past month and has the most delicious scent.  It was given to me by a dear friend who sadly passed away a few years' ago.  However, it always acts as a fond memory every winter when it bursts into flower.

Help to identify plant please

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 00:12

Pretty sure that it is pak choi which has bolted!  Mine have done the same this year.

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