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Plant ID

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 18:06

Lou48 Hi.  There are so many clematis in shades of blue/purple that it's difficult to say what it is.  I'm sure the others on here will attest to that.  Did you manage to take any photos of the blooms at all and the whole plant?  That would be really helpful to folks on here to try and identify it for you and give advice on which type it is and how and when pruning should take place.  I'm sure someone will know it if they could see a photo.

ID for this one

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 00:33

Thanks Edd.  Love those watering cans...really inventive idea.  Are they yours and how does it work?



Posted: 14/07/2014 at 00:23

Lyn good idea on the red tape.  Must do that for all my small stuff.

ID for this one

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 13:14

Oops...but we ARE on the web!

ID for this one

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 13:14

They smell very strongly like lavender.  Extremely strongly.  But - I think the person who gave them to me had also guessed they were curry plant but was not sure.  Sorry Lyn...looks like it is santolina right enough but I wouldn't have known it myself.  This is a great forum for these exchanges.  Such a lot learned and experienced and so much better than spending hours pouring through books or on the web. 


Posted: 13/07/2014 at 13:07

Ah - thanks for this.  I can't get the anvil ones to cut anything though.  Will need to practice or maybe it's harder because they were cheap as chips ones.


Posted: 13/07/2014 at 01:31


Lost my good secateurs.  Phone rang, put them down, rushed into the house, came back out - senior moment, can't find them.

Bought this very cheap set.  First took out the ones on the right without looking closely at them and found of course I couldn't chop as they don't have blades on both sides whilst the other pair do.

This is probably the stupidest question I've ever come up with so far - but what are these for with a blade on one side and plastic on the other?  (I know I'm going to slap myself on the forehead when someone puts me right on this)!


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 00:56


I'm way behind looking in on this thread - it's great to see everyone's ideas and colour schemes and such great plants.

Yviestevie (think I've got that wrong!) - am really taken with your Par. Clem in the jug. What a gorgeous blue.  I bought a jug on a whim from a local junk shop and wish I'd thought of trying to put a clematis in there.  With it's narrow top I tried a few things and nothing stayed alive!  You've given me an idea to try now maybe for next year.  My  jug just kind of sits there looking a bit daft at the moment next to a bamboo I couldn't figure out how to plant anything in it properly.  I had the idea of using a leg from a pair of stockings filled with compost (the mad ideas I get) and lowering it into the jug with something to hold it around the top.  I didn't want to fill the jug with grit and compost in case the whole thing just moulded with wet.  You can tell I'm not applying logic to this folks!

How did you plant your clem in there?



What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 00:39

Oh Lyn - your photo has me pining for where I was brought up in the countryside.  Being in the city now I really miss getting up in the morning and seeing hills and fields all round.  That's a great border and a fantastic view.

Pleased to have a new garden visitor.

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 00:36

You lucky devil Jack.  What a combination.  I've never seen a woodpecker at a feeder before.  What luck and great to be able to get these photos.

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