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Comment from Clare

In forum: Identify a plant

Hello, after many hours "googling" I have my answer = Kalanchoe Mexican Hat, Mother of Millions. Mine is unusual in that it is an indoor plant (albeit on a slightly cold windowsill) which has flowered. My guess is seemingly correct in that the production of flowers does indeed mean a "death or battle cry" as apparently she only flowers close to the mother plant dying. Shame. I will try to pot some of her "droppings" and see what happens. Thanks guys. Clare

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  • Posted: Thu. 29th March 2018 14:32
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How does Fire Power compare with Moon Bay?

Comment from j

In forum: Nandina domestica 'Fire Power'

How does Nandina domestica 'Fire Power' compare with 'Moon Bay'?

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  • Posted: Thu. 29th March 2018 11:02

Identification please

Question from Jacqui Shadrake

In forum: Identify a plant

Hello, as part of my Forest School training I have to identify all the species growing in our site. Please can you identify this one as it has stumped both me and my head teacher? Thanks very much everyone. The shrub is the one at the back in the first picture.

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  • Posted: Tue. 27th March 2018 16:51
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Photo from Andy Deeley

In forum: Identify a plant

This plant was given to my mother, however between us we appear to have killed it, can anyone tell me what it is called as I would love to get another one.

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  • Posted: Tue. 27th March 2018 15:29
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Plant identify

Comment from Derek100

In forum: Identify a plant

Can anyone kindly identify this plant I photographed in the garden at Glyndebourne last year?
Thank you

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  • Posted: Sat. 24th March 2018 17:45
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Comment from Emma Handcock

In forum: Identify a plant

Hello, I believe I have a few Viburbums in my garden but I was looking to clarify that and see if anyone knew specifically what kind of Viburnum it may be?

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  • Posted: Sat. 24th March 2018 13:17
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New growth or rootstock growth on forysthia?

Question from M McC

In forum: Trees and shrubs

There is an old forsythia in our shared garden, and it has turned into a small tree, with diseased growths. I would like to rejuvenate it over a few years, so I cut back about a third of the branches last year. There is new growth but I'm not sure if it is from the rootstock. Please can anyone advise? Thank you.

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  • Posted: Mon. 19th March 2018 17:08
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Is it too late to prune wisteria?

Question from M McC

In forum: Wisteria floribunda 'Alba'

There is a wisteria in our shared garden that is about 20 years old but has apparently never flowered. It is a large, well- established plant. I meant to prune it it in Jan/Feb but forgot because of the hard winter. Is it too late now? The garden is in Edinburgh, so I wondered if I could still prune as in colder North. I would be grateful for advice.

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  • Posted: Mon. 19th March 2018 16:16

Help me identify this flower

Comment from Colin Majury

In forum: Identify a plant

I was wondering if anyone out there could help me identify this flower.

Many thanks in advance.

UPDATE------Found it....Nigella damascena

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  • Posted: Sun. 18th March 2018 17:52
  • Last reply: Mon. 19th March 2018 07:08

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

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