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Golden pineapple sage-like mystery plant

Question from Susan

In forum: Identify a plant

This plant is about 10 inches high, and does have a slight pineapple scent. The leaves look sage-like, but I cannot find any pictures of a sage with flowers like this. Does anyone have any idea of what it is?

  • Posted: Sun. 9th June 2013 08:46

Re: Planted last year. What is this?

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

Salvia sclarea, since salvia is called sage you can see where the mix up would be.

  • Posted: Sun. 9th June 2013 02:16

Planted last year. What is this?

Photo from Amanda Whitaker

In forum: Identify a plant

I planted this last year and I remember the package saying it was sage. However, this doesn't look a thing like sage to me. Can anyone tell me what this is?

  • Posted: Sun. 9th June 2013 00:50

Self seeded plant

Comment from Anne

In forum: Identify a plant

I have got a self seeded plant in my garden that I have given the benefit of the doubt for 18 months now. It doesn't seem to have done much and I was wondering whether I should pesevere. I attach a photo. It is a shrub about 0.5mx0.5m with silvery green downey leaves. The leaves look a little like sage but are narrower and have no fragrance. It looks (almost all the time) like it is about to flower. You will be able to see what look like pinkish sepals. However, it has never flowered. Can anyone help with identification. Thanks.

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  • Posted: Mon. 3rd June 2013 12:29

Re: Is this a weed?

Message from KayBee

In forum: Identify a plant

No, I don't think so but only 90% certain as the pic isn't too detailed. I believe it's a perennial which will have small purple flowers mid to late summer. Can't recall name. I have some in my garden, if I find the name I'll message again.

  • Posted: Thu. 9th May 2013 09:24

Re: Re: To buy - Cephalotaxus fortuneii - Yew Plum

Message from carole nicholls

In forum: Who can sell me a plant?

Thanks for responding to my message. Much appreciated. Sorry I have been so long in replying. I will buy seed and continue to search.

  • Posted: Mon. 15th April 2013 11:17

Re: What bush is this please (number 4)

Message from Carol

In forum: Identify a plant

That is purple sage - Salvia purpureum.

  • Posted: Sat. 30th March 2013 14:05

Re: What bush is this please (number 4)

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

Looks like sage, the purple variety.

  • Posted: Sat. 30th March 2013 13:47

What bush is this please (number 2)

Question from Lorraine Duarte

In forum: Identify a plant

Following the last message/question
Thank you for your help

  • Posted: Sat. 30th March 2013 11:15

Re: Planter Maintenance

Message from Nicola

In forum: Allotments

Hi Dennis, Sorry In deleting some spam messages from this forum thread we deleted some genuine ones in error!

Reply from Carol

Can you tip it all out, stir it up, add some fertiliser (slow release granules or pelleted poultry manure) and put it back in again, with a bit of fresh multipurpose compost on the top? Or is that too much heaving about? I wouldn't worry about anything moss had left behind - if you have it draining well you won't get more moss. And other things will blow in anyway, so it's no worse to have a few to start with. Burying them deeper with some fresh compost on top should help a bit. Does that help at all?

Reply from dennis robinson

Hi Carol
Many thanks for your response - your recommendations are duly noted. As I am going away on holiday soon with no-one to tend my garden in my absence, I have decided to leave the planters 'fallow' until next Spring.I appreciate your input. Kind regards. Dennis

  • Posted: Wed. 20th March 2013 09:10

Re: Re: Small fuchsia tree?

Message from Jamie Ross

In forum: Fuchsia 'Carmel Blue'

Thanks for the message Nicola. Apologies for link - I wasn't aware.

  • Posted: Fri. 1st March 2013 08:40

Re: Re: Re: Re: Magnolia Grandiflora 'Exmouth'


In forum: Trees and shrubs

Hi Angie
Thank you for the message.
We will buy the sequestrine and move the magnolia.
Thank you for the advice
Alison & Dave

  • Posted: Mon. 25th February 2013 19:33

Re: Re: How to add plants?

Message from Nicola

In forum: Gypsophila 'Festival Pink' (Festival Series)

Hi again, we are actually adding a lot and are on top of things. We need to change that message. Have you added all the plants you want us to add now?

We cannot currently allow others to add plants to the database even if personal. We will look at that but it won't be a short-term fix.

Many thanks,

  • Posted: Fri. 18th January 2013 15:46

Re: Can I compost moss?

Message from allemark

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

This message was deleted as it breaks our house rules

  • Posted: Fri. 12th October 2012 07:33

Re: Re: Preparing containers for winter

Message from Sybil

In forum: Container gardening

Thank you very much for you advice. I was thinking of putting some of the pots along a narrow passage at the end of an extension we had built. It is very sheltered but may not catch a lot of rain. Do you ever find that you need to water pots during the winter?

  • Posted: Wed. 10th October 2012 10:05

Re: bergenias

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Bergenia cordifolia 'Vinterglod'

Hi, Angelique,
Yes, Bergenia species and cultivars are poisonous to dogs. If ingested, it will cause burning, irritation, and swelling of the mouth and throat which could block air passages.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Tue. 18th September 2012 17:14

Mystery Plant

Question from Richard Hirst

In forum: Identify a plant

Help needed to identify this mystery plant that has appeared uninvited in a pot.First the head massager type growth followed by a pod which opened overnight.Don't even know if they are connected.Thanks for reading,hope you can help.Regards,Rich.

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  • Posted: Fri. 27th July 2012 19:18

Re: Re: help needed please

Message from Frank Anstis

In forum: Zantedeschia x rehmannii 'Red Embers'

Thanks for your kindness in replying. Of your 4 oints I suspect that my care might be somewhat inadequate under items3 & 4. Never-the-less your message had a pleasant "action at a distance" - the first blooms are appearing. Graterful for that too.

  • Posted: Wed. 11th July 2012 07:49

Re: Re: Curly leaf on Cornus Alba Sibirica

Message from Mary Prazer

In forum: Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

Hi Kathy
I have tried to reply to this three times and add photos but nothing appears - no message, no photos. I'll try without the photos. There are photos in My Garden Notebook which you might be able to access. The older leaves look fine - it's only the younger ones that are curled and unhealthy-looking, but even the tiny leaves look as if they are coming through curled. The plant grew really well to start with but now growth has slowed dramatically, if not stopped altogether. The wood looks fine.

  • Posted: Thu. 28th June 2012 14:01


Question from Allot-a-fun-ment

In forum: Pests, diseases and invasive biosecurity risks


My skimmia has yellowing leaves although putting on lots of new growth. I've had the plant for years and repotted it around easter into a much larger pot. The leaves had previously been the proper dark glossy green but had started to yellow. I checked the roots for vine weevil when repotting too.

Years ago, when first bought, I planted it in regular compost and it always grew well. I did the same this time although realised afterwards I should have used ericaceous - since then I have been treating it regularly with sulphate of iron and also treated it for vine weevil some months ago to be sure.

As you can see from the pic, even the new growth is looking yellow and this is some months on from being disturbed by repotting, several iron treatments and two vine weevil treatments - all correctly spaced out in terms of timing and dosage.

Do you think it just needs a good feed and wait and see?

Thanks, Jan

  • Posted: Sun. 24th June 2012 13:20