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Help Identifying plants

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 11:57

Right there are not two photos of not 5. They are different.

I think 2. is Pittosporum Tenuifolium but not sure

I think 3 is a Pieris but don't know which one.

On number 6 its the ground cover plant I''m trying to identify not the grape hyacinths or the weeds

I know 3 is a geranium but not sure which one.  Its a rubbish photo sorry but its blue in color.

 Here's another geranium

Id be grateful for any help you can give.

Help Identifying plants

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 11:51

I've just catalogued the plants in my front garden (nerdy yes I know) .  I have found a few that I don't know the names of and thought my friends on here might be able to help.  Don't scoff, I'm sure I should know what they all are but  I'm not very knowledgable on what's what in the plant world.












 Think I may have muddled some of these up but cant tell till I post.  If I have Ill add another post to clarify


Posted: 29/10/2014 at 18:39

Just felt I needed somefresh air.  Dont have any problem with bog standard orange or Lucifer they dont spread in my garden, possibly because I have them growing in conditions that aren't ideal.

Might need some help later.  Im cataloging the plants in my front garden, know what most of them are but some I'm not sure on varieties.  If I can I'll take some photos tomorrow and put them on a thread.


Posted: 29/10/2014 at 17:42

Went out in the rain and edged the lawns, must be mad.


Posted: 29/10/2014 at 14:13

Just finished catching up.  Weather here is drizzily and not as warm as yesterday.  Was going to edge the lawns and plant a few more alliums but not sure I want to go out there at the moment.  Have a sore throat and cold so not sure getting wet would be a good thing.

Popped to Merry Hell this morning to pick up a prescriptin and pay mums care bills, so stupid, I have to draw money out from post office and then take it to my Bank (which doesn't have a local branch) to pay the bill.  Other banks wont accept payment and the post office can't arrange standing orders or direct debits from the account.

Had hedgehogs at previous house, one year  a mum and four babies stayed with us for quite a while.  Never seen one at this house though.

Sparrowhawk dilemma

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 13:51

Sparrowhawks regularly visit the garden.  I havent seen them take a bird and I hope I never do.  I have occasionally seen a flurry of feathers on the lawn so I suppose either it or the local cat has been successful.  I once saw two magpies literally ripping apart a live bird in my garden and I've never felt the same about them since.  However, I do appreciate that nature has to take it's course and I do feel honoured when the sparrow hawk sits on my fence and watches me sitting in the conservatory.

All I do is make sure that my bird feeding station is close to cover, its also in a corner of the garden that makes it difficult for the sparrowhawk to swoop down and get away with prey.


Posted: 28/10/2014 at 12:53

Hi Folks, Lovely day here blue sky and 17c.  Ive been out shopping for mum and visited her in the home.  Ive done a little gardening, planted some more Alliums but felt too tired to do any more.  I'm sure I've got a cold in the offing.  A little present from grandaughter I dare say. 

DD Claire Austin is David Austin's daughter.  I have used her on line service a few times.  Most of the time very good.  I did have one problem when an Astrantia arrived looking a bit sorry for itself.  When I called to complain they said it was just a bit of scorch and to plant it and that it would be OK.  When it still didnt look very good a couple of weeks later I called again and a member of staff said she had posted a replacement but not to acknowledge it as Claire didnt like sending out single plants due to the cost and she might get into trouble.  The replacement was fine when it arrived, and I have to say that after a lot of TLC the initial astrantia did start to thrive.  I did think a bit weird at the time.

Invasive shrub

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 12:40

Just noticed that a couple of you who havent had any trouble have acid soil.  I dont I have neutral soil, perhaps thats the answer.

Invasive shrub

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 12:38

Sorry Im with Berghill on this the pink one that was in my garden before I moved in has spread everywhere and Im never out of the garden, always weeding and keeping things under control.  It's now in next doors garden have grown under the fence.  Ive dug it up but just a tiny bit of root will start a new plant.  It was dug up about 3 months ago but is already growing through, it just keeps coming back.  I suspect I just have soil it likes but I would certainly recommend planting it in some kind of container just in case you have the type of soil it loves.

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 23:29

I had doors dipped in previous house and they were really good.  But I have recently bought chairs from ebay that I think had been dipped and the joints were loose due to the glue melting I think. 

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