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Question from Stephen

In forum: Identify a plant

I inherited a pot plant, I think it needs repotting but am not sure exactly what it is. I know it needs little water, leaves are smooth to stroke in one direction but rough if you try to run your finger up a leaf, leaves eventually go brown and wither leaving the stem at the centre

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  • Posted: Wed. 23rd October 2019 21:33

please help with tree identifying

Photo from Iwona

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi. Recently I fell in love with this tree, looks like a dwarf, 1.5m. As I googled it I got a few options: cherry tree amelanchier - Canadian service tree but they all seem taller and have different stem colour, please note the dark one here.. would be o we the moon if someone could help out here..thanks a lot!!

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  • Posted: Wed. 23rd October 2019 18:03
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Help with planting ideas, for Primary age kids.

Question from Rob Antill

In forum: School gardening for children

We need to know suitable plants for little kids, 7-11 years old m, to plant now, for Winter displays at School. Some, maybe under co e.g. to start, plant out later ?

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  • Posted: Sat. 19th October 2019 17:24
  • Last reply: Wed. 23rd October 2019 11:38

Can anyone help identify this plant please

General post from gavinharrison

In forum: Identify a plant

I do some part time gardening for some friends, I can't work out if this is a Tulip bush or a Magnolia seems to flower twice a year

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  • Posted: Fri. 18th October 2019 19:05
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can you identify this plant?

Question from subhani rana

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi! We have a very overgrown plant in our office but no one knows what it is, is it possible to tell with these images? Thought they were something like dracena marginata. Thanks!

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  • Posted: Wed. 16th October 2019 15:57

Is this a climber?

Photo from Heather Read

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi, just taken on a voluntary gardener role, so working out what’s there. Any advice on this dark green plant please, it’s been planted in a raised bed with trellis behind it.
Thank you

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  • Posted: Tue. 15th October 2019 23:23
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Can anyone identify this plant please

Photo from Stephen Minshall

In forum: Identify a plant

Bought at a cat boot it looks tropical to me, don't know what size it will grow to or if it flowers or fruits at all, please help

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  • Posted: Sat. 12th October 2019 13:37

Can you identity this plant?

Comment from Andy Hutchinson

In forum: Identify a plant

Pale purple star cup shaped flowers from a black / green case. Leaves are dull green with small black spots on top. Grow up to 6 inch long, veined.
Plant is 1 metre tall, hard but not woody black / green stem. Deciduous? Perinneial???

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  • Posted: Sat. 12th October 2019 11:24
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Cactus ID

Question from Wild Edge Garden Design

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi all - any ideas as to what type of cactus this is? It is growing in my sister's garden in Perth, Australia.
Thank you in advance!

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  • Posted: Fri. 11th October 2019 16:53

Can you identify this plant for me?

Photo from Thomas O'Brien

In forum: Identify a plant

This plant seems to have self seeded in a pot we left outside our greenhouse, Two weeks ago it flowered with white tubular flowers.

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  • Posted: Thu. 10th October 2019 14:38
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