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Re: Please identify

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

I believe it is phlox subulata, lucky you I have not been successful with that phlox, seems to get a disease.

  • Posted: Wed. 12th June 2013 15:25

Re: Re: Phlox

Message from peter

In forum: Phlox 'Violet Flame' (Flame Series)

Hi Kathy
Thanks for your reply The leaves are curling at various heights on the plants


  • Posted: Mon. 11th June 2012 10:19

Re: Phlox

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Phlox 'Violet Flame' (Flame Series)

Hi, Peter,
Are the leaves turning brown from the bottom of the plant, working its way up? Or are the leaves all over the plant curling at once? If it started at the base, then it is probably leaf blight which is caused by irregular supplies of water in spring.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Fri. 8th June 2012 21:18


Question from peter

In forum: Phlox 'Violet Flame' (Flame Series)

Hi I planted Phlox plants last winter over the last 2 days the leaves on 2 plants have started to curl and turn black any ideas why thanks
Regards Peter

  • Posted: Mon. 4th June 2012 10:51

Re: Weed or plant?!

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi, Alex,
The one in the foreground (ish) looks like it could be Phlox paniculata of some sort - though in need of a feed, I think. The other one looks like it could be some sort of Eupatorium maculatum (Joe-pye weed) - the ones with purple stems and purple-pink flowers are considered more ornamental by some.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Thu. 31st May 2012 18:00

Re: Sweet Woodruff

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Galium odoratum

I imagine you are talking of shade, since sweet woodruff grows in the shade. Try phlox paniculata' David, it is woody enough to come through, other small leafy types might get overwhelmed, Kirngeshoma palmata might make it through, I know hellebores come through ivy and so does polygonatum hybridum, disporum and hardy fuchsia. Well gardening is all about trial and error. Good luck

  • Posted: Mon. 30th April 2012 12:29

Garden planner help

Question from Angie Robertson

In forum: How to use the site

When selecting plants from the 'drop down' menu to drag onto my plan - if I accidently allocate the wrong plant it gets saved into the 'my plant' column and I can neither delete it from this list nor it is then not available in the drop down menu when I try to re do.
e.g. if I select and drag a purple leaved shrub over onto my planner and click on 'Phlox' instead of 'Phontia' is automatically is saved in 'My Plant' selection column. As the Phlox would no loger be available to select in the drop down mean.
Has anyone else found this problem and a solution please.

  • Posted: Fri. 10th February 2012 16:36

Re: A few plants to identify

Message from Valerie Munro

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi John

Looking at the photos that you have sent, this is what I think....

plant 1 - white agapanthus; plant 2 - looks likely to be foxtail lily
plant 3 - mystery, as afraid that photo is not clear enough;
plant 4 - Hibiscus syriacus; plant 5 - weigela of some kind
plant 6 - phlox

I hope that this helps, and I'm sure that someone can add their three cents worth if they have any better ideas!

Auntie Planty

  • Posted: Tue. 9th August 2011 10:21

Re: Unknown Plant!?

Message from Claire Pereira

In forum: Identify a plant

Some sort of phlox? I've never seen one of these - it looks kinda cool thou!

  • Posted: Sat. 18th June 2011 10:44

Re: Re: whats this?

Message from Claire Sherwin

In forum: Identify a plant

good suggestion, only it has no perfume as phlox seem to have...will investigate

  • Posted: Tue. 29th June 2010 20:12

Re: whats this?

Message from Carol

In forum: Identify a plant

Could it be some kind of phlox?

  • Posted: Tue. 29th June 2010 20:00

Re: Please can anybody identify this plant

Message from Katy Elton

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Roger,

This looks very much like Phlox subulata, possibly the ‘Tamaongalei’ variety.

You can't see the foliage here, but if you look elsewhere online it has the same needle like foliage as yours.

Have a look and let us know if it fits!


  • Posted: Wed. 26th May 2010 16:17

Perennials for flowere beds

Message from douglas

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

Beware Alstromeiria as it can often spread everywhere and quickly - once spread , very difficult to remove. You can really take your pick from Heleniums, Asters (especially Frikarti Monch), Nepeta (Six Hills Giant - another spreader but easily controlled),

Phlox/Penstemmons and a number of perennial grasses including New Zealand sedge/Miscanthus chinensis and others.
A current favourite is Astrantia Major /Ruby wedding/Shaggy - there are others but these will offer long flowering periods.

  • Posted: Wed. 10th March 2010 21:42

Tricky conditions

Message from Anna Taylor

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

I think you should start with improving the soil in this bed as it will be very dry from the mature plants taking all nutrients out of the soil.
This spring, dig in lots of well rotted manure and once you have planted and watered in well, apply more organic material as a muclh to hold in the moisture. Add a mulch every autumn or spring.
As for plants, you will now have more choice, but I would go for plants that flower for a long time giving you lots to look at ! Campanulas flower for a long time, with little attention, and in both shade and sun - so would give unity to the border. They are also tall flowering so would be in good proportion. I also try to plant lots of just a few different plants as this always gives more impact. Alchemilla mollis (one of my favourites) is a good front of border plant, no trouble and will cope in both aspects, together with Phloxes and anemones. This would be a very calm pastel scheme that would thrive with little maintenance.
Anna Taylor

  • Posted: Thu. 25th February 2010 21:43

Polemonium caeruleum

Comment from Miriam Mesa-Villalba

In forum: Polemonium caeruleum

Jacob's ladder is a member of the Phlox family.It is a plant of limestone grasslands, scree, rock ledges and stream-sides, usually in semi-shade. It is locally frequent in the Peak District and the Yorkshire Dales, but elsewhere it occurs sporadically as a garden escape. There are some garden varieties of this plant which are annuals, but the native plant is an herbaceous perennial.

  • Posted: Thu. 4th June 2009 20:41

Colourful perennials

Message from Jason Lock

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

Designing with plants particularly with perennials opens up a wide pallete of colour for all seasons. I assume that you mean you are looking for a mix or perennials which provide seasonal interest oppoesed to one plant which will give that interest?

Assuming the latter I can offer the following as a few suggestions but there are many more but not enough time!:









Jason Lock MSGD

  • Posted: Sat. 21st March 2009 11:33

Paving planting

Message from Kathy C

In forum: General

Hi, Gemma!
There are so many plants to choose from that I certainly understand your dilemma. I had a crazy paved path at one time and used creeping thyme and Alyssum. The Alyssum was brilliant. As an annual, I could buy a good number of plants inexpensively and had quite a few to work with as I planned where they would go. By mid- to late summer, I had pretty little mounds of white, pink and purple scattered along the path. When flowering was over, I just sheared it back and was often rewarded with a second flush of flowers. Best of all, I was delighted to see little plants sprout up all along the path the next spring since Alyssum easily self-seeds. If there were any noticeable gaps, it didn't cost too much to fill them in with new plants. I wouldn't use the thyme - it tended to get woody, sometimes leggy and often unsightly. And though I didn't mind shearing back the Alyssum, I didn't want to be bothered with the thyme! If you don't like Alyssum, perhaps a non-trailing Lobelia would work.
If annuals aren't your cup of tea, you could try any number of low-growing Sedum. Do a search on this site for options. Another choice is Mind-your-own-business (Soleirolia soleirolii) which will give you a low, spreading mat of greenery all year long. Or, if you don't mind having a little height along the path, or don't mind having some of the stones partially covered, you could go with one fo my all time favourites Erigeron - it will happily grow in cracks and crevices and will self-seed - such fun! A few other options, if the area is well-drained, are low-growing Saxifraga species/cultivars, Phlox subulata or Pearlwort (Sagina subulata).
Well, that's what comes to mind at the moment. If I think of anything else, I will add them asap. Hopefully others will share ideas/experiences, too, as it would be good to know what people prefer and have had success with. Please let me know what you choose.
Happy planning!
Kathy C.

  • Posted: Sun. 26th October 2008 10:43

Annual or perennial

Message from Fi

In forum: New to gardening

Hi - I think the garden centres sell these type of plants as bedding plants, which many people do dispose of the same year. However, depending on how tenderly they have been raised, certainly Campanula in my experience is a hardy perennial. Dianthus are quite tender, but snapdragons can come back if sheltered and if you leave the top growth on to protect them (they also self seed), same as penstemons, phlox and so on. I would recommend buying a good A-Z Plant Guide so yu can look them up. Anyway, it's good fun seeing what comes back the next year - and yu can always collect the seeds or cuttings just in case! So that yu don't forget where they were, put sticks in the ground or take photos when they're in flower.
Good luck gardening!

  • Posted: Wed. 19th September 2007 13:52