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Re: Help? What is this perennial beginning to emerge?

Message from pauline

In forum: Identify a plant

Definitely Alchemilla Mollis.

  • Posted: Thu. 19th April 2018 08:41

Re: Help? What is this perennial beginning to emerge?

Message from Carol

In forum: Identify a plant

It looks like Alchemilla mollis - but a close of up of the leaves - if water droplets are sitting up on it - would be helpful.

  • Posted: Wed. 18th April 2018 20:00

Re: Ground cover suggestions please

Message from Clockhouse Nursery

In forum: General

How about....
Vinca Minor or Major (perriwinkle), Pachysandra terminalis, Epimediums, Euphorbia Robbiae, Alchemilla Mollis, Brunnera and some perennial geraniums such as macrorrhizum.

  • Posted: Mon. 14th July 2014 08:35

Re: Low, spreading, glossy dark green divided leaves with furry silver underside

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi, a reply on Twitter is Alchemilla Mollis. Hope that helps:) Nicola

  • Posted: Mon. 28th April 2014 12:30

Re: please name this plant for me

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

It is called ladies mantle, the most photographed leaf , alchemilla mollis, it is quite invasive.

  • Posted: Tue. 11th June 2013 15:46

Top 10 searched for plants in Shoot

Comment from Nicola

In forum: Plants most searched for in Shoot

This week the most poular plants (top 10 list) searched for in Shoot includes:

Triteleia Queen Fabiola
Viburnum tinus
Alchemilla mollis
Carpinus betulus
Choisya ternata
Quercus robur
Salvia nemorosa
Stipa tenuissima
Clematis armandii
Lavandula angustifolia

  • Posted: Thu. 7th July 2011 10:43

what is it please?

Message from Valerie Munro

In forum: General

following on from Kathy's message, when I first went down to the New Covent Garden Flower Market, I saw Alchemilla mollis being used as a cut flower, and the leaves and flowers were h-u-g-e compared with the plant that we normally see in the garden.

I still love it!

Auntie Planty

  • Posted: Tue. 18th May 2010 22:33

Mystery plant

Message from Kathy C

In forum: General

Hi, William,
I think Valerie has it right. You can find Alchemilla mollis, also known as Lady's mantle, on this site. Are you a subscriber? If so, add it to your 'Plants I Have' list for complete care instructions. I love this plant - happy in part shade and does well in full sun and the tiny flowers are a gorgeous, acidy-yellow. Found a photo of a new leaf online that looks a lot like yours.


Only thing that stumped me in your photo is the size of the leaf - I have never seen an A. mollis leaf quite so big. Can you post a photo of the plant when this new leaf is fully open?
Kathy C

  • Posted: Tue. 18th May 2010 17:36

what is it please?

Message from Valerie Munro

In forum: General

I think I am looking at a very young leaf of Alchemilla mollis. The clincher clue was actually in the leaf behind, where it is more open and rounded - but just look at the way that droplets of water roll off the leaf like crystal balls. It's a wonderful garden plant, but does have a happy habit of self-seeding itself all over the place!

I love it..

Auntie Planty

  • Posted: Tue. 18th May 2010 08:45

plant ideas

Message from Anna Taylor

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

With an east facing slope, I would treat it as a shady bank and plant large drifts of plants. Just choose a couple of varieties and be bold. Suggestions could be - Brunnera, foxgloves, hellebores, tiarella, pulmonaria, woodland geraniums, luzulaand my favourite alchemilla mollis.
These will give you good colour from spring to late summer, early autumn. For autumn / winter foilage, you need some shrubs like viburnums, skimmia, sarcoccoca and mahonia. Just a few to get you started. Please let me know if you need any more help !
Anna Taylor

  • Posted: Fri. 26th February 2010 19:07

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

This plant is featured at Chelsea Flower Show 2009

Comment from Nicola

In forum: Alchemilla mollis

Alchemilla mollis has been used in The HESCO Garden by Leeds City Council for Chelsea Flower Show 2009.

  • Posted: Fri. 15th May 2009 07:51

Finishing off extension

Message from David Sewell

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

Hi Claire,
The photo is really useful here.
I might be tempted to first cut a line across the concrete parallel with the house to give you another foot or so of border (Plants struggle for water if they're right against the house) then I'd get a local 'chap' to dig out the border to 18” if possible and bring in some good topsoil. This is worth it otherwise you'll be forever struggling to grow stuff in there.
On an east facing wall that doesn't get much sun I'd try Hydrangea petiolaris which is a lovely climbing hydrangea that looks lush in the summer and the stems are a lovely warm brown in the winter. You could also try Cotoneaster horizontalis as a low wall shrub and to give evergreen structure to the planting. It's an old favourite but for a very good reason - it handles difficult locations well.
In the border you could go for contrasting foliage plants - ferns like Dryopteris felis mas or polystichum setiferum combined with our native Iris foetidissima and a big bold hosta like Francis Williams. For flowers look up Hydrangeas, Brunnera macrophylla, Geranium macrorrhizum,, Alchemilla mollis, Dicentra eximia (a brilliant colourful perennial) .
Shade-loving plants tend to flower in the spring - this is because their natural habitat is usually deciduous woodland and once the leaves are on the trees the amount of light they have is limited so they need to get their breeding cycle out of the way as early as possible. So don't worry about too much emphasis on a big 'blast' of spring flowers. As long as you have the structure in their (with the ferns etc) then the planting will look good for most of the year.
Finally I'd then mulch the border with approx 40-mm of pea shingle. Check out the Stonemarket catalogue for a variety of decorative aggregates but don't be tempted to get anything too bright. All best,

David Sewell NCH, NDH

  • Posted: Sat. 21st March 2009 10:40

See Chelsea 2008 Show Gardens

Comment from Nicola

In forum: Events & Gardens to visit

Hi all - we have now uploaded the plant lists of the major show gardens for Chelsea Flower Show 2008 . Please look for 'event gardens' in the links at the top. We will continue to update this area adding images of the actual gardens once built.

Some plants are going to be used in a across the 2008 show gardens. These include: Soleirolia soleirollii, Alchemilla mollis, Hakonechloa macra, Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light', Astrantia major subsp. involucrata 'Shaggy', Buxus sempervirens

Unusual plants will include: Nothofagus antarctica, Drimys lanceolata, Paris polyphylla, Dracunculus vulgaris, Anigozanthus, Xanthorrhoea

Star plants that we like a lot include: Geranium 'Lily Lovell', Iris chrysographes, Allium stipitatum 'Mount Everest', Geranium phaeum 'Album', Gardenia jasminoides, Iris sibirica 'White Swirl'

Which ones do you like? Are you going to visit this year?

  • Posted: Thu. 8th May 2008 19:54