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Re: Plant identification - first house and never gardened!!

Message from Garden Designer

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Victoria,

We have had some more suggestions from our social media followers: Cupressus 'Goldcrest' and Honeysuckle

Hope that helps,
Tania from Shoot

  • Posted: Mon. 4th April 2016 16:34

Re Winter Boarder

Message from cheshiresmile

In forum: Garden design

March 7th, 2016
I wish I'd seen your query earlier as I planted a new border in the front garden for late summer and autumn back in early September. Lots of these plants continued through the Winter too, but it has been mild here in the South. I'm planning to add to it for Spring and Summer.
Here is a list of some of the things I put in for Autumn and into Winter:
Geranium Rozanne
Gaura Rosyjane
Gaura Belleza
Penstemon Amelia Jane - still in leaf
Penstemon Pinocalada -still in leaf
Aquilegia Sugar plum fairy
Lonicera Baggens Gold - evergreen
Anemenone Honorine JHobert
Anemenone September Charm
Heuchera Silver scrolls -still in leaf
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides
Ceratostigma griffithii
Have planted lots of bulbs and the cyclamen have done well and are still in leaf.

Other plants in the back garden and in shade, still in leaf are
Pulmonaria and been in flower since January
Hellebores been in flower since January
Brunnera Jack Frost
Wallflowers planted in Autumn and some flowered in February.
Perennial Wallflower - Erysium Bowles Mauve - flowers all year - I just dead-head from time to time, and the flowers keep going.

Other plants

Phlox Paniculata Pink Attraction
SedumAutumn Joy
Aster Island Bahamas
Liriope - lovely bright grass like leaves - not in flower now.

Hope this may have helped.

  • Posted: Mon. 7th March 2016 14:17

Re: Lonicera Tellmanniana.

Message from Paula J LaPierre

In forum: Lonicera x tellmanniana

Dear Peter; Thanks so much--you are probably right! I never thought of that--I have been pruning it in the fall--taking off almost all the new wood which might bear flowers the next spring if you are right. I have learnt my lesson doing this with some clematis which flower on the previous year's wood--so--we will see! I do the same thing with my Mandarin honeysuckle and it grows and blooms again fine each year. We get a ton of snow here so it is wise not to have too much stuff on walls or trellises or the snow pulls it down. Thanks again, Paula

  • Posted: Sun. 3rd January 2016 14:53

Lonicera Mint Crisp.

Message from Peter R Downes

In forum: Lonicera japonica 'Mint Crisp'

Jan 2016, Kent. I have three of these growing in my garden, the oldest now probably 5-6 years old. I love them. Currently they are covered in leaf and looking very happy and if they lose leaf during the year it's never very much. They are certainly never without leaf. I don't grow them for the flowers, which are white and a bit insignificant, but the leaf more than compensates that's why planted two more. Regards, Peter.

  • Posted: Sun. 3rd January 2016 14:12

Lonicera Tellmanniana.

Message from Peter R Downes

In forum: Lonicera x tellmanniana

From Kent, England. Sorry to see you've had no replies. I have one of these in my garden. Whether it flowered in the first two years I can't remember but my guess is it is probably now about 4-5 years old now and certainly flowers well. Even now, Jan 2016, it's got some flowers on because we've had an unusually mild winter so far. It does flower early and gives us a good show. I don't know if you have ever pruned the plants or not but it is suggested that pruning Tellmanniana should be carried out after flowering, therefore quite early in the year which would suggest to me that it flowers on previous year's growth. Mine is planted in the ground although I do have a different honeysuckle planted in a pot and that always flowers well too. Hopefully it will make it's mind up to flower this year for you. Regards, Peter.

  • Posted: Sun. 3rd January 2016 14:00

Re: Identify plant please

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

maybe lonicera Japonica, the variegated variety, it maybe creeping around on the ground.

  • Posted: Wed. 8th July 2015 11:24

Re: Re: Seriously cutting back hedges

Message from Dawn

In forum: General

Great suggestion, and yes on checking it does match with Lonicera Nitida - nice to put a name to it!

Really appreciate your help, many thanks

  • Posted: Sun. 21st June 2015 09:46

Re: Seriously cutting back hedges

Message from Carol

In forum: General

From here it looks like Lonicera nitida. If so, I think it would probably cope. Why not try just cutting back a few stems as far as you can reach to see if they resprout.?
If you can get a close up of the leaves (or look up Lonicera nitida) you could make sure.

  • Posted: Sat. 20th June 2015 13:04

Re: Re: Honeysuckle or not

Message from Carol

In forum: Identify a plant

I think it is winter-flowering honeysuckle - Lonicera fragrantissima

  • Posted: Sat. 11th April 2015 12:24

Re: Mildew? Does anyone know how bad this is? I grow organically. I can ignore a purely visual mildew problem but not serious illness or death

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Lonicera etrusca 'Superba'

Hi, Ellen!
From what I can gather, 'Superba' is no more susceptible to mildew than other Lonicera. In fact, the hairy leaves may help to prevent an problem more than smooth leaves would. Since you grow organically, the best way to prevent mildew is to make sure your plant does not suffer from dry conditions and always keep leaf debris beneath the plant cleaned up -the fungus will overwinter in leaves/debris at the base of the plant. Finally, if you do notice mildew, immediately remove and discard infected leaves/stems and sterilise the secateurs you used.
All the best,
Kathy C

  • Posted: Tue. 10th February 2015 19:39

Re: Re: Please can someone also identify this one?

Message from Chris Allinson

In forum: Identify a plant

Thanks Nicola, I've just checked google images and you're right it's: Lonicera nitidea "baggesen's gold"

  • Posted: Wed. 22nd October 2014 18:01

Re: Please can someone also identify this one?

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Another suggestion from Twitter follower is "lonicera "baggesens gold".

Here is Lonicera nitida 'Baggesen's Gold' in Shoot Hope this helps?

  • Posted: Mon. 20th October 2014 12:44

Re: Please can someone also identify this one?

Message from Samantha Jane

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Chris, a long shot, as just looking at the growth habit of the plant.
Try a "Box Leafed Honeysuckle", like Lonicera pileata 'Variegata' or Lonicera nitida.
Best of wishes,
Samantha Jane

  • Posted: Mon. 20th October 2014 06:49

Baggesens Gold/ Tinus

Question from sue

In forum: Lonicera nitida 'Baggesen's Gold'

Hi everyone I just bought 2 small plants from my local shop, 1 is a Baggesons Gold, Lonicera, and the other Tinus, Viburnum, I intend to plant these in pots for the moment, can someone please advise which compost to use, general or ericaceous? Thank you

  • Posted: Mon. 13th October 2014 14:13

Re: Lonicera japonica halls prolific

Message from pootros

In forum: Lonicera japonica 'Halls Prolific'

would be very grateful for any updates on whether your japonica has taken over the world. am looking to plant a hardy honeysuckle but like you don't want to get swamped. thanks

  • Posted: Sat. 4th October 2014 07:07

Re: Re: Re: clematis for shade?

Message from Nicola

In forum: General

Thanks Elaine:)

Hi Alan - here is Hydrangea petiolaris and Lonicera periclymenum 'Serotina' in Shoot. I hope that helps.

  • Posted: Fri. 3rd October 2014 16:39


Question from John Locke

In forum: General

I am in the process of planting some potted climbers (Lonicera) against a wall. Because of foundations, I have started doing so some 45 cms from the wall. The plants came in pots, and are about 80 cms high, supported by canes.
I have two questions: first, should I plant them as close as possible to the foundations, or some way away (ie, the 45 cms from the wall). Second, should I release the stems from the canes, and allow them to find their own way to the wire mesh, or release them and attach them by string to the mesh?

  • Posted: Fri. 25th July 2014 12:17

Re: lonicera scentsation

Message from Nicola

In forum: General

Hi Susan, did you mean to ask a question?

  • Posted: Tue. 8th April 2014 06:23

lonicera scentsation

General post from Susan Warren

In forum: General

lonicera scentsation

  • Posted: Mon. 7th April 2014 14:51

Re: small fast growing tree for privacy

Message from Samantha Jane

In forum: Trees and shrubs

Hi there, I will give you a few ideas on a few small trees and shrubs that I love and would consider about using in that situation.
Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Mariesii', a gorgeous tiered deciduous shrub with white flowers and autumn colour foliage.
Cornus controversa 'Variegata', beautiful tiered variegated small tree with white flowers.
Amelanchier lamarckii, a really lovely small deciduous tree that will have all year round interest with small star-shaped flowers, red-purple berries and fiery autumn colour leaves.
Pyrus salicifolia 'Pendula', a fabulous small weeping ornamental pear with silvery willow like deciduous foliage, you can keep reducing the height of it when required quite happily.
Magnolia x soulangeana, again can be kept to size or most of the lovely deciduous varieties of Magnolias really.
Philadelphus 'Belle Etoile', highly scented deciduous shrub, stems will hang down with the weight of the white flowers.
Wiegela florida 'Variegata' lovely delicate variegated deciduous shrub with pink tubular flowers, will arch with weight of leaves and flowers.
Lonicera fragrantissima again deciduous shrub with arching branches, scented white flowers in winter.
All the above plants will cope with a clay soil.
There's a few for you to look up and enjoy.
If you need more help, contact me via my website.
Samantha Jane

  • Posted: Sun. 30th March 2014 17:21