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Re: Help to Identify - 2

Message from Nic Jennings

In forum: Identify a plant

It looks to me like it may well be an Achillea (Yarrow) at an early stage.

  • Posted: Mon. 27th April 2020 14:37

Re: Help please

Message from Laura Newton

In forum: Identify a plant

I agree looks like yarrow also known as Achillea

  • Posted: Fri. 20th September 2019 15:24

Re: What is this?

Message from Sue

In forum: Identify a plant

Achillea ? Achillea The Pearl ?
Not usually troublesome.

  • Posted: Wed. 17th July 2019 10:04

Re: Plant ID

Message from Ivan

In forum: Identify a plant

Thanks for your response. I looked up Achillea on the Internet and compared any close up of leaves with my plant. Closest I can get is Achillea Millefollium.
At least I'm in the right ball park at last. I'll know pretty much for sure when some flowers come out.

  • Posted: Fri. 17th May 2019 15:06

Re: Plant ID

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

If it is achillea moonshine, it should have flower buds, the foliage should be grey, hard to tell with the reflected light.

  • Posted: Fri. 17th May 2019 13:53

Re: Plant ID

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Ivan, a suggestion from social media for you "Looks like Achillea Moonshine or one of the yellow flowering ones" Hope that helps?

  • Posted: Thu. 16th May 2019 21:21

Re: Re: Could someone please tell what this plant is?

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Thanks Ann! For the ID.

Hi Alex, here is Achillea millefolium in Shoot.

Cheers Nicola

  • Posted: Sun. 28th June 2015 11:49

Re: Could someone please tell what this plant is?

Message from Ann Dukes

In forum: Identify a plant

It is possibly Achillea millefolium

  • Posted: Sun. 28th June 2015 09:45

Re: has my achillea died?

Message from Nicola

In forum: New to gardening

Hi Jan, can you add some photos of the plants alive and dead? It might help. Thanks Nicola
p.s. they should be less than 4MB and jpg file format.

  • Posted: Sat. 4th April 2015 13:30

has my achillea died?

Question from Jan Ramsay

In forum: New to gardening

Being very new to gardening, having lived in a flat for most of my adult life, although I grew up with parents who loved their garden and helped out a lot, and have had my own garden since 2008, my head is now full of questions.for which you can't always find the answers to, even on line.
My question today is concerning my achilleas. Some have started to grow new shoots but others look dead with no sign of anything that looks remotely alive. I cut them down to ground level in late winter, as one site advised. Am I just being impatient?
I wish, when you purchase a new plant, it includes information about what will happen to it in the winter and going through into the spring or is it a ploy to sell more as the inexperienced gardener will think the plant has died so you buy another one?
I look forward to any help you can give me.

  • Posted: Sat. 4th April 2015 08:19

Re: Achillea- cut back?

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Ornamental plants

You can cut back the achilleas now, it is only with the late bloomers, like hardy fuchsias or half hardy's like penstemons that you wait till end of Feb. or March.

  • Posted: Sat. 25th October 2014 18:03

Achillea- cut back?

Question from Helen Passey

In forum: Ornamental plants

I'm wondering whether it's wise to cut back my Achillia now or spring?

  • Posted: Sat. 25th October 2014 14:35

Re: lawn weeds

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Lawns

The first one looks like a achillea or chamomille, the second I have no idea. I live in the US but a selective killer of broad leaves would do the trick. I don't know the brand names in the UK, the weed killer selectively kills all broad leaved weeds without hurting the grass, read the label.

  • Posted: Sun. 7th July 2013 01:20

Removing from lawn

Comment from Bethan

In forum: Achillea millefolium

I think this is the achillea that I have in my lawn. It has spread over a large area, other than just pulling up is there any way of removing this as it is taking over from the grass.

  • Posted: Tue. 1st November 2011 17:20

Re: Potentilla Monarch's velvet

Message from Angie Robertson

In forum: Potentilla 'Monarchs Velvet'

Hi Jill, if you want to show off your deep wine colour, can I suggest a zingy orange as a contrasting colour. These colours look great together in a hot/jewel colour scheme.
Companion planting would of course be lead by conditions in your garden. Have a try at the advance search on Shoot putting in your preferred colours or attributes and see what comes up.
There are some beautiful Achilleas, Heleniums, Hemerocalis and lillies in contrasting colours to your Potentilla.
Hope this has given you some ideas. Angie

  • Posted: Sat. 16th July 2011 18:20

Re: Need wind hardy plant ideas

Message from Robert Kennett - Garden Designer

In forum: Garden design

How about going for a prairie planting scheme. After all prairie's are well adapted to wind. In fact if you choose some grasses they make best use of the wind by gently billowing and arching adding movement to otherwise static gardens. Try Molinia Windspeil or Stipa tenuissima for starters. Mix the grasses with perennials such as might be found in a meadow e.g. Achillea, Scabious, ox-eye daisies. I have a few shots of a prairie planting scheme I did last year on my website - www.rkgardendesign.co.uk

  • Posted: Mon. 16th May 2011 19:20

Aster consumption

Question from Cottage Delight

In forum: Aster novi-belgii 'Samoa' (Island Series)

Help! Something is eating my Asters and my Achilleas. I've recently planted them and less than 2 weeks later the Asters leaves have been chewed off, the Achillea looks like it didn't take but on closer inspection it has been eaten. Now whatever it is has started on my Chaenorhinum :( I note they (it) has not touched my sedum, which is seated in between all of these plants. We have mining bees in the garden but I haven't seen any on these plants. Any ideas you have would be great. Many thanks

  • Posted: Mon. 25th April 2011 15:41

Re: Suggestions for new planting

Message from Katy Elton

In forum: Trees and shrubs

Hi Catherine,

As the site is sunny yet windy why not think about prairie style planting? A combination of grasses and flowers would be interesting to look at, you could incorporate some evergreen shrubs for winter structure, and try and include flowers that leave attractive seedheads for additional winter interest.

Possibilities include:

Grasses – Miscanthus , Stipa and Molinia .

Flowering plants –
Rudbeckia , Eryngium , Achillea , and Monarda .

Winter structure –
Carex flagellifera is an evergreen grass, Pittosporum is an evergreen shrub that can compliment prairie planting quite well, and Callicarpa bodinieri var giraldii ‘Profusion’ is deciduous but really comes into interest in winter when it displays bright purple berries.

Hope this gives you something to think about. If you do go for any of these plants remember to add to your ‘plants I have’ list to receive regular care instructions.


  • Posted: Sun. 3rd October 2010 11:58

Some suggestions

Message from Katy Elton

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

Hi Brian,

Coniferous trees are notoriously difficult to plant under, as they are very thirsty, and can leave the soil around them fairly impoverished.

Some suggestions of plants which are tolerant of these conditions, and will add a splash of colour are:
• Papaver orientale (oriental poppies)
• Skimmia
• Bergenia
• Impatiens (busy lizzies)
Achillea (yarrow)
• Sedum spectabile

A suggested example might be to try Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' (red flowers) to add some all year round interest, with maybe an Achillea filipendulina (bright yellow), Achillea 'Fanal' (bright red with yellow centres), and Papavar orientale (bright red) to really brighten things up in summer. The large, bold quality of the poppies, and the bulky leaves of the Skimmia will contrast with the finer textures of the Leylandii x Cupressocyparis and the Achillea nicely.

I hope this has given you some ideas, or at the very least a starting point to work from!

Let us know how you get on.

  • Posted: Tue. 16th February 2010 16:38

low level ground cover

Message from David Sewell

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

Hi Angie,
Testing conditions and you want evergreen evergreen as well…!
Try a few from this list:
Helianthemum nummularium
Alyssum saxatile
Erysimum linifolium
Gypsophila repens (Rosea is lovely)
Iberis saxatile
Ajuga reptans (Bergandy Glow for a bit of purple)
Pachysandra terminalis
Achillea Moonshine
Convolvlus cneorum (I always forget how to spell this one!)
Festuca glauca (A grass)
Stachys lanata
Saxifrage x urbium 'London Pride'
All best,
David Sewell NCH, NDH

  • Posted: Wed. 6th May 2009 18:29