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What is this plant/flower?

Photo from Steven

In forum: Plants most searched for in Shoot

Hi
Please would you be kind enough as to tell me what this flower is?

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  • Posted: Sun. 7th September 2014 15:32
  • Last reply: Mon. 8th September 2014 09:03

What is this plant? New to gardening!

Photo from Rebecca Salvatore

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi,
I'm new to gardening. This is my first garden since I lived at home with my parents. I'm learning by a kind of test and learn process! This is probably very simple, but does anyone know what this plant is?
Thank you!

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  • Posted: Sun. 7th September 2014 14:00
  • Last reply: Mon. 8th September 2014 11:12

What is this plant?

Photo from Pam B

In forum: Identify a plant

Can anyone help me identify this plant. Sorry about the quality but these 2 pics do give an idea of the shape of the flowers (no fragrance) and the smooth leaves. Thanks for any help - you've been great in the past!

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  • Posted: Sun. 7th September 2014 10:12
  • Last reply: Wed. 10th September 2014 08:07

Please help identify this plant

Comment from Kat

In forum: Identify a plant

This plant has exceeding long heavy leaves (up to one foot long), is currently four feet across and hangs from its pot. It is now going into bloom for the second time this year (however this is its first blooming year in ten years I have had it. It grows leaves from "spikes" or "trailers" and oddly grows leaves from the veins in other leaves. It also grows trailers from the veins in its leaves. I have captured the early bud stage of a bloom in my pictures, the fuller bloom will form a 4+ inch long funnel approximately 3/4 inch across.

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  • Posted: Sat. 6th September 2014 18:56
  • Last reply: Sun. 7th September 2014 23:09

I have a plant with this name which is marked Hardy

Comment from Ruth Brown

In forum: Fuchsia 'Garden News'

I have a plant with this name which is marked Hardy

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  • Posted: Sat. 6th September 2014 18:39
  • Last reply: Sun. 7th September 2014 11:14

Problerm with gentian makinoi "Marsha"

Question from jean morton

In forum: Gentiana makinoi 'Marsha'

my gentian makinoi "Marsha" flower buds are not opening and some of them seem to be dying. Can you help? I planted it last month in ericaceous soil as per instructions on the card which came with the pot

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  • Posted: Sat. 6th September 2014 13:51

Gardener's Delight

Question from Shatish Tailor

In forum: Edible gardening

Hi. I am very new to gardening and growing edibles. I bought a gardener's delight tomato plant in July which I plotted in my garden. I've tried to follow all recommendations on caring for them in terms of feeding and watering. It has produced a lot of tomatoes. The trouble is that they are still green. None have ever ripened. Where am I going wrong? Please help. Thank you.

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  • Posted: Fri. 5th September 2014 18:26
  • Last reply: Fri. 5th September 2014 20:38

How often the plant has to be watered?

Comment from Nada Karneluti-Karlic

In forum: Livistona rotundifolia

How often the plant has to be watered?

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  • Posted: Fri. 5th September 2014 10:20
  • Last reply: Fri. 5th September 2014 11:57

What type of sprouting is this?

Question from Ella Dooley

In forum: Identify a plant

Hello!
I am trying to identify the sprouting, growing out of the moss, in the photograph. I need to grow more as soon as possible. Any help identifying/advise would be gratefully received!
Best,
Ella

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  • Posted: Fri. 5th September 2014 09:22
  • Last reply: Fri. 5th September 2014 13:37

Sickly Hibiscus

Question from Paul Clifford

In forum: Pests, diseases and weeds

Hi..i'm a gardening newbie and as such new to this site. I was hoping that someone could help with some suggestions on a sickly Hibiscus Syriacus Blue Bird pictured with this question.

It's been in the ground (well drained, Alkaline soil, full sun) for nearly three weeks and slowly but surely lost its foliage and the buds/flowers drop off easily. Research on the web suggests Spider Mites could be the issue. Do any Members have other thoughts?

Thank you for the help.

Paul.

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  • Posted: Thu. 4th September 2014 16:55
  • Last reply: Fri. 5th September 2014 20:19