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Re: Can anyone help identify this plant

Message from Ade Sellars

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi it looks like Calluna vulgaris to me, but the photo isn't entirely clear. Hope the link helps-:


  • Posted: Wed. 28th January 2015 16:59

Re: Can anyone help identify this plant

Message from Clockhouse Nursery

In forum: Identify a plant

We would say from your picture that this is Calluna vulgaris or Heather, but cannot see the foliage or flowers in much detail.

  • Posted: Wed. 28th January 2015 16:34

Re: Wood Ash

Message from Kathy C

In forum: General

Hi, Catherine,
As Kate said, wood ash is good for the garden but be mindful that it is alkaline so you wouldn't want to use it too much around acid loving plants such as azalea, rhododendron, camellia, calluna/erica, etc. Also, though it does have nutrients, it is not tremendously rich in them, and it does NOT have nitrogen - something most plants need for green growth.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Mon. 15th November 2010 18:24

Re: A New Heather bed

Message from Stuart Marler

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

A south facing position is good. No shade is also good.
Dig in lots of compost to enrich the soil and provide moisture, heathers do not like shade or dry areas.

Plant in natural groups of five or more, odd numbers look more "natural".

Winter flowering:
Erica carnea Springwood White - vigorous and trailing
Erica carnea White Perfection - Pure white, bright green foliage
Erica darleyensis White Glow - compact and full of flowers.
Erica carnea Silberschmelze - Light foliage in spring, deep green and bronze in autumn

Erica x darleyensis Darleydale - Shell pink - darkening with age.
Erica carnea December Red - Pink, turning darker with age.
Erica carnea Eileen Porter - Magenta pink
Erica carnea Springwood Pink - A good spreader, like it's white cousin.

Erica carnea Vivelli - Bronze foliage with deep magenta flowers.
Erica x darleyensis Kramers Red (Rote) - Bronze foliage Magenta flowers.

(There are many deep pinks)
Foliage Effect
Erica carnea Foxhollow - Bronze tipped yellow - turning red tips in winter.
Erica carnea Altadena - Yellow, tipped pink then bronze.
Erica carnea Ann Sparkes - Dark gold, bronze tips.
Erica carnea Golden Starlet - Lime green foliage turns yellow in summer.
Erica carnea Leslie Sparkes - Pink and gold tips in spring.
Erica x darleyensis Ghost Hills - Light green, tipped cream in spring

Summer Flowering:
Calluna Vulgaris
Stefanie-white, Marlies-red, Miriam-pink and Marleen-liliac and Silver Knight - purple, grey foliage.

Perhaps a witch hazel for height and interest?


  • Posted: Thu. 17th June 2010 17:56