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Latest posts by yarrow2

Rose blooms

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 22:53

Thanks so much Dave.  Sorry took so long to get back to you - I keep losing my posts but today discovered I just needed to view them all in 'my posts'! 


Posted: 15/07/2015 at 22:50

It's a beauty.  I must look for it.  I have a Bowles Mauve but yours has mixed colour there.  Thanks Caroline.

Centranthus ruber

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 22:46

Thanks pansyface.  Sorry it took me so long to respond.  I can never find the threads I've posted on when there's been so many new topics and things have moved on.  Finally discovered I could get here from 'my posts'.  Doh! 

I.D. Please

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 00:40

Oooh thanks everybody.  I shall get rid.


Posted: 15/07/2015 at 00:13

Oops!  I've fed mine as well - loads of foliage, no sign of flowers yet but I sowed late as well so hoping for an outbreak soon!

White flowering shrub ID please

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 00:04

Hebe brachysiphon?  Itea  virginica?   I'm no good on leaves differences - just my instant reaction to the tail like flowers!


Climbing Fuchsia 'Lady Boothby'

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 23:55

I planted a Lady Boothby as a tiny thing last autumn.  It is now just under 6 foot and I've had to lop bits off from the top.  Had to tie it in as it doesn't cling itself in any way.  I was pleasantly shocked at how it grew so quickly but it doesn't behave like a climber to me - just grows tall quickly.  It is only now producing buds and only one flower so far.  Very healthy foliage though.   No advice for you on 'alongside a clematis'.  I've deliberately placed it on its own tying in to an iron fence to see how it is going to look and how it behaves until next Spring.


Posted: 12/07/2015 at 13:01

Caroline I love your garden.  In the photograph with your gorgeous 'real' dog, what's the wallflower to the right of your deep pink rose?  I really fancy that wallflower.


ID Please

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 00:21

Just my luck!  Thanks Welshonion.  I've grown fond of it - as a lone little thing.  I'll transplant it to my bug and beastie patch to join the rest of the motley crew!

Plant ID and bug info

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 00:13

 Update to show they finally flowered.  I think they would have flowered in their own time but I may have managed to hasten them along - or not!  Not sure.  I read a florists website where she described forcing open peony buds for display.  She described the sticky sap which the buds produce and said she sprayed the buds with warm water to loosen the tight outer petals.  She was talking about cut flowers so I thought I might as well try it outdoors.  I sprayed them three mornings in a row.  Even while I was spraying they outer petals loosened away.  And hey presto, they all began to burst open.  But there's no certainty that that they might have opened just because they were ready to.  I don't know.  And they were beautiful - before a thunderstorm a few days later.  I was delighted to see how beautiful they are - although I have no idea which peony they are.

Discussions started by yarrow2

Lonicera (Honeysuckle) "Heaven Scent

Are these seeds or will they be red berries? 
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Last Post: 24/07/2015 at 01:50

ID Please

Stray seedling - herb? 
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Last Post: 12/07/2015 at 00:21

Centranthus ruber

Young spindly plants - too spindly? 
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Last Post: 15/07/2015 at 22:46

I.D. Please

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Last Post: 15/07/2015 at 00:40

Impatiens - outdoors

Soil, semi-shade? 
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Last Post: 06/08/2015 at 12:51

The Big News in Edinburgh

Amorphophallus titanum 
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Last Post: 28/06/2015 at 12:46

Allium 'Purple Sensation'

Should they be purple when they open? 
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Last Post: 18/06/2015 at 09:30

Bergenia 'Sissinghurst White'

Can I get seeds from these? 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 05:37

Allium Purple Sensation

Not very tall! 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 07:36

Identification needed

Is this an ornamental broom? 
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Last Post: 21/05/2015 at 20:26

Roses in pots

Type of compost to use 
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Last Post: 20/05/2015 at 00:42


What have I bought? 
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Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 20:50

ID for this one

Grey foliage - maybe a herb? 
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Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 07:42

Lackluster lavender

in pots 
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Last Post: 06/07/2014 at 12:15

Geum rivale

No flowers this year 
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