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Question from Ruth Brown

In forum: Identify a plant

Can anyone identify this plant: the flower is 4 petalled small buttercup size and has sage green leaves?

  • Posted: Mon. 31st May 2021 10:29

Re: Can anyone identify this tree?

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Ann, a few helpful messages:

"It’s a Sorbus aria (white beam) of some kind"
"Sorbus. Whitebeam?"
"I think the same...Mountain ash as its usually called"
"Common whitebeam.."

We hope this helps?

  • Posted: Sat. 22nd May 2021 09:55

Advice on mint care?

General post from GreenBeen

In forum: Edible gardening


I was given a mint plant a day or two ago, and it's looking- well. Rather peaky. I've posted pictures at the end of this message.

The leaves are curled, very dry, and often full of holes. The plant as a whole seems to have gone spindly, as though it hasn't been getting enough sunlight. It lived outside until it was given to me, and now lives in the kitchen (we have no garden space), a room kept relatively cold and without much direct sunlight. The soil is composted and kept damp.

If anyone has any advice on how to care for this plant, to make it healthy and safe to eat, I would really appreciate it!

  • Posted: Sat. 31st October 2020 10:09

Re: Name this plant please

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Craig, some other helpful suggestions from our followers on our social media:

"Looks like Salvia Phyllis Fancy."
"Probably Salvia leucantha Waverly."
"It is possibly a salvia leucantha variety"
"Salvia Phyllis Fancy"
"Could be Waverley Sage or Salvia meigans ?"
"Salvia Phyllis Fancy."
"It’s definitely Salvia ‘Phyllis’ Fancy’. ‘Waverley’ doesn’t get as big"

Hope that helps?

  • Posted: Thu. 8th October 2020 12:45

Re: plant name - Perovskia

Message from Richard Heath

In forum: Identify a plant

It's perovskia, common name Russian sage. Smells a bit like lavender, as well as looking like it. Be warned: it spreads very readily and is difficult to get rid of - I have been trying to remove a large clump for a couple of years, but it keeps growing back from the extensive roots. Of course you may like it, but you may need to keep it in check!

  • Posted: Sun. 12th July 2020 12:50

Re: I would like to know the name of the plant please.

Message from Nina

In forum: Identify a plant

Hello Carol. Thanks for your message.
Attached another two photos.
Thanks very much.

  • Posted: Wed. 13th May 2020 12:06

minor bug when adding plants

Comment from Nicola Howarth

In forum: Suggestion box

If you add plants through the multiple plants box, then when you confirm you get a message saying how many plants you have added. This is fine, but then if you go back and delete a comment from one of these plants, the box which says how many you have added pops up again, rather than a box saying you have deleted a comment.

  • Posted: Thu. 30th April 2020 10:31

Re: Who is still selling plants online and delivering them?

Message from Joanne Kennedy - Garden Blueprints

In forum: Who can sell me a plant?

I had a message to say Grasslands nursery, Cheshire was still doing orders and I'm not sure if a perennial nursery I use called manor Farm Nurseries, Northamptonshire are still fulfilling orders as I know they are closed to visitors but not had anything to say they have closed to getting orders together.
Hope this might help.

  • Posted: Wed. 1st April 2020 10:34

Re: please can anyone identify this plant

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Heidi, a follower on our social media says "salvia viridis. A hardy annual, easily grown from seed". Looks good to us!

Some other suggestions include:

"Have you looked up Clary?"

"Or Salvia sclarea, clary sage..."

"I believe it's "Painted Sage" Salvia Horminum"

Another vote just in for "Salvia horminum" which appears to be another name for Salvia viridis again - so seems a lot of agreement.

Hope this helps?

  • Posted: Sun. 1st September 2019 18:35

Re: Re: Another Salvia?

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Another (same) suggestion from our social media:

"Perovskia atriplicifolia or Russian Sage (not technically a sage?). Love this plant, the smell as you brush past. Bees love it too, more popular than lavender in my garden."

  • Posted: Wed. 17th July 2019 12:38

Re: Another Salvia?

Message from Carol

In forum: Identify a plant

That looks like Perovskia to me (I was taking cuttings from mine the other day). It is sometimes called Russian sage, but I don't know if they are actually related.

  • Posted: Wed. 17th July 2019 10:17

Another Salvia?

Question from Ruth

In forum: Identify a plant

This looks (spikes of blue flowers attracting pollinators, slightly hairy, slightly grey leaves) and smells (sage) like a Salvia but I'm confused by the toothed leaves. Anyone know what variety it is, please?
Thank you!

  • Posted: Wed. 17th July 2019 09:59

Re: Pineapple sage

Message from Karen Clayton

In forum: Salvia elegans

Everything I have heard says no, it needs to be brought in protected from the cold and frost. I will say however that i have one that has over wintered outside through a week of -5 and seems to be growing back ok. maybe i was just lucky.

  • Posted: Mon. 13th May 2019 18:48

Re: Any ideas?

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

Phlomis russeliana or Jerusalem sage.

  • Posted: Mon. 8th April 2019 14:07

How to upload and scale a garden drawing in the Planner

Question from Kari Koonin

In forum: How to use the site

I have an A4 page with a scale drawing of my garden and have scanned it and saved it as a JPG (250 kb). The first time I tried to upload it using 'Upload garden sketch' under the Garden Planner pane, it didn't work, but the second time it did work. But the actual drawing was slightly skew so I rescanned it, and now I can't upload it any more - I keep getting the message 'Sorry that didn't work'. Any ideas?

Also, once it is in there, I don't understand how to scale it. On the video it shows a drawing that has a black and white scale which fits the gridlines. I haven't got a scale like that on mine but obviously I know the dimensions. What is the scale of the grid squares and how do I scale the drawing?

Many thanks!

  • Posted: Mon. 10th September 2018 15:40

Re: Anybody recognise this? Salvia sp?

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

phlomis russeliana or jerusalem sage.

  • Posted: Mon. 4th June 2018 15:04

Re: Plants to be Identified!

Message from Miriam

In forum: Identify a plant

It may be Salvia elegans, pineapple sage.

  • Posted: Sun. 1st April 2018 17:43

New Social Media Easter competition for Shoot

Comment from Nicola

In forum: Events & Gardens to visit

During the run up to Easter this year, we will be offering the chance for one lucky winner to win a 5 year subscription to Shoot worth £119. The competition will close on Easter Monday, so get your entry in quick if you want to be in with the chance of winning!

Shoot is an award-winning website which allows you to choose the right plants, but them in the right place and get detailed care reminders for each of the plants in your garden direct to your email inbox. Also use our garden planner to design or re-create your garden. Our planner was awarded a Which Best Buy in 2009! So who better to help you plan your garden as you get ready this Spring?

To enter:

You can enter via Shoot’s social media pages on Facebook or Twitter. Only one entry necessary.

Facebook: Like ShootGardening and comment on our competition post

Twitter: Follow @shootgardening and retweet the competition post

The competition closes on Sunday, 2nd April 2018. Good luck!

Terms and Conditions
The competition will run from 08:30 on Sunday, 18th March 2018 to 23.59 on Sunday, 2nd April 2018. The competition is open to UK residents over the age of 18 excluding employees and affiliates of Shoot Limited. One winner will win a 5-year home (hobby) Shoot subscription worth £119. A winner will be chosen at random after the closing date and contacted either with a private message on Facebook or a Direct Message on Twitter by Shoot Limited by 23.59 on Friday 6th April 2018. A new winner will be selected at random if the original winner does not confirm their acceptance of the prize within two weeks of being notified. The prize is non-transferable and has no cash alternative. Only one entry is permitted per person. The name of the winner and runners up may be shared on Shoot’s social media pages. Shoot Ltd reserves the right to withdraw the competition at any time and for any reason. This competition is not endorsed or administered by Facebook or Twitter. By entering the competition, you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.

The promoter is Shoot Limited, 14 Weller Street, London, SE1 1QU

  • Posted: Sun. 18th March 2018 08:15

Re: What is this perennial?

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Emma, a few people agree on social media that this one is Phlomis russeliana (Turkish sage). I hope that helps. Cheers, Nicola

  • Posted: Tue. 7th November 2017 20:34

Re: Please could you identify this plant

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Brian, quite a few people on our social media say this is a marijuana or cannabis. Not sure but it may be? "Sativa" or a "Indica".

Another follower says "After reading gardening mags, he wouldn't be the first this (self-seeding of marijuana) has happened to". It can happen apparently.

Thomas Stone who is respected professional gardener says "It could be sown via birdseed, hempseed can germinate and looks the same but lacks the power of the weed"

Another message "Cleome spinosa looks like this too." "Or a Aesculus indica seedling."

Cheers, Nicola

  • Posted: Sat. 9th September 2017 17:43