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Gardenia leaves turning brown

Question from SRoy

In forum: Container gardening

My gardenia plant leaves are turning brown. The plant is in a pot in ericaceous compost and in full sun. Can someone please advise? Thanks

  • Posted: Sat. 13th June 2020 16:59

Re: Plant growing in woodland glade in garden

Message from Nic Jennings

In forum: Identify a plant

My first thought was Valerian but the leaves don't seem right.
It is possible that it is American Valerian - Valeriana sitchensis but I'm not entirely sure.

  • Posted: Tue. 28th April 2020 10:32

Re: Anyone know what this is?

Message from Jan Browning

In forum: Identify a plant

That is sold as Senetti a form of Cineraria pericallis in the UK. It is a half-hardy annual and needs protection from the frost but makes a great pot plant that will flower well if regularly deadheaded.

  • Posted: Thu. 9th April 2020 15:40

Re: Re: Anyone know what typr of plant this is?

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Another useful reply Re: "Neomarica gracilis part of the iris family". [That suggestion] was right. S Hemisphere/tropical/subtropical members of the Iris family from S & Central America.

Very useful &helpful detail:)

  • Posted: Wed. 8th April 2020 12:52

Re: Any idea what plant this is?

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Jackie, a follower on our social media says they think it is "a flamey Tropaeolum tricolour 'Three-coloured Indian cress'"

And another comment is "yes, Tropaeoleum tricolor is a climbing nasturtium from South America"

- hope that helps?

  • Posted: Sat. 21st December 2019 11:30

Re: What is this plant?

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Welcome to Shoot Gavin! Please be assured we are very kind and friendly always and there are never stupid questions with us. Where are you located please? It may give our members a clue to help you. It sounds like you may be from North America if you measure in feet? Cheers and welcome again, Nicola
p.s. you seem to describe the plant very well for being a newbie!

  • Posted: Mon. 27th May 2019 11:47

Skimmia turning yellow and dying

Question from M McC

In forum: Identify a plant

There are a couple of large Skimmia in my garden, which are probably over 20 years old. Both have quite yellow leaves. Our soil is acid and I put down ericaceous soil improver last autumn but it hasn't helped. One of the bushes is now dying back, with dry, dead leaves.I am going to try Epsom salts next, but it's this likely to save it or is it just too old?

  • Posted: Sat. 29th September 2018 17:05

Can anyone identify this please?

Question from Fiona Dean

In forum: Identify a plant

Bought this from a wholesale outfit on public open day. It came without a label and I've forgotten what it was! Got it to replace Erica Golden Lady which died in the drought.

  • Posted: Thu. 27th September 2018 18:43

Re: Mysterious Plant in Garden

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

phytolacca Americana, don't let it go to seed.

  • Posted: Sat. 7th July 2018 22:41

Re: Mysterious Plant in Garden

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

Looks like phytolacca Americana or poke weed, handsome plant, but can spread from berries.

  • Posted: Fri. 6th July 2018 22:48

Re: What is this please?

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

Milk weed, native to some parts of north America, monarch butterflies love it. Asclepias purpurascens.

  • Posted: Thu. 28th June 2018 01:44

Re: Identify a plant

Message from Carol

In forum: Identify a plant

Woodland floor is unlikely to need ericaceous compost I would have thought.
Is it an Abelia (grandiflora? maybe)?

  • Posted: Mon. 4th June 2018 08:55

Identify a plant

Photo from Heidi

In forum: Identify a plant

Can anyone help identify this plant? I have it in a patio pot. It has smallish waxy looking green and copper leaves; woody weeping stems; small pink/white bell shaped flowers in late summer. It likes moist soil; shade; and is apparently originally found on woodland floor (just remember name or if it likes ericaceous soil or just loamy compost)... need to repot it but desperately need to figure out the right soil.

  • Posted: Sun. 3rd June 2018 22:04

Looking for Garden Designers in Germany/Austria

Comment from Hannah Mattil

In forum: General

I'm a landscape designer from the United States that is interested in meeting gardeners and garden designers that do work in Germany and Austria. I haven't had much luck finding garden designers from these places through internet searches, but I'd like to meet some and I thought this might be a good place to start. If you are a garden designer interested in collaborating with an American garden designer, let me know!

  • Posted: Wed. 13th December 2017 01:22

Re: Identification

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Karen, a few possibilities discussed on our social media

"Could it be a rhododendron?"
"I think it looks like a rhododendron also, but I can't see the stem so can't be certain"
"Looks a bit like avocado. Not sure though."
"Could it be some type of Pieris? P. japonica or P. formosa. The leaves look very big though..."

I hope this helps?

Cheers, Nicola

  • Posted: Mon. 23rd October 2017 09:57

Re: What is my plant?

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

Phytolacca Americana or poke weed, poisonous.

  • Posted: Sun. 17th September 2017 14:29

Re: Unusual Plant

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Gillian, quite a few comments for you from our followers on social media.

Looks like Phytolacca americana (Pokeweed)

"Terrible plant to have around children. The berries are extremely inviting and can potentially cause respiratory paralysis. Toxins can also be absorbed through dermal absorbtion like Aconitum. So wear gloves when removing it. All parts are toxic."

I hope that helps?

Cheers, Nicola

  • Posted: Mon. 28th August 2017 10:35

Re: Shrubs in my new garden

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

Cornus ' elegantissima or siberica, grown for foliage and stems for winter colour.

  • Posted: Wed. 28th June 2017 19:38

Re: What is this plant?

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

Check sanguinaria canadense, a native north American flower.

  • Posted: Tue. 9th May 2017 11:53

Re: Re: I feel I should know this, but cannot remember

Message from Jeremy Lea

In forum: Identify a plant

I'm not sure what it is but I do agree re the pot size and it drying out. I think I'll fine a place for it in a bed, plant it out in a good wrap of ericaceous compost round its roots and who knows!

Thanks everybody, appreciated

  • Posted: Mon. 1st May 2017 21:11