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What's this thorny shrub?

Question from AVR2

In forum: Identify a plant

Does anyone know what this is? It's got seriously wicked thorns. I don't recall ever seeing it flower.

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  • Posted: Tue. 1st August 2017 07:00
  • Last reply: Tue. 1st August 2017 12:14

Does anyone know this plant

Photo from peter norman

In forum: Identify a plant

purchased this in france. kept above freezing through winter. flowers like this from late june through to autumm. Is it worth trying to take cuttings.

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  • Posted: Mon. 31st July 2017 15:25
  • Last reply: Tue. 1st August 2017 16:50

growing fruit from scratch

Question from rita broadhead

In forum: Edible gardening

Can plums be grown be either planting the stone or are there seeds inside the stone which can be retrieved? Thanks for any reply.

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  • Posted: Sun. 30th July 2017 16:35
  • Last reply: Fri. 4th August 2017 09:46

Weed or Flower?

Question from Mark

In forum: Identify a plant

I've been watering this for a couple of months now, but am told it may be weed lol. Any ideas?

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  • Posted: Sun. 30th July 2017 13:04
  • Last reply: Tue. 1st August 2017 06:14

Does anyone know?

Question from Penny Butler

In forum: Identify a plant

Does anyone know what this plant is?
It dies down in winter, grows in sun and shade, small blue flowers on upright stems with four petals and yellow centre.

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  • Posted: Sun. 30th July 2017 12:42
  • Last reply: Mon. 31st July 2017 14:31

Care of giant sunflowers

General post from rita broadhead

In forum: General

Hi could anyone advise me if giant sunflowers need pruning? I have grown 9 in pots and they are at various heights. They've all got heads now but some of the larger ones have developed new shoots and have additional flowers growing. Should any of the shoots or heads be removed please? Thank you.

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  • Posted: Sun. 30th July 2017 12:14

Wildflower or weed?

Photo from rita broadhead

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi, can anyone identify these plants please? I sewed seeds directly into the soil in Spring from a box of mixed seeds bought last year. The box was just called 'yellow mix' and it was a very fine mix which could only be sprinkled.

The plants have appeared in different areas of the garden - even where they were not sown so I think some may have spilled from the box or been blown around during sewing.

Thanks for any help.

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  • Posted: Sun. 30th July 2017 10:23
  • Last reply: Fri. 4th August 2017 10:16

Pink flowering plant, does anyone know what it is?

Question from Dan

In forum: Identify a plant

I've had this plant in my garden for a few years, but I've got no idea what it is. It has a clump of large leaves which appear in early spring, with separate flower stalks appearing in June/July. The stalks have different shaped leaves to the ones that appear in spring. It flowers until late August and dies back in Winter.

One of the photos is from a spring cutting, which successfully rooted in a small pot, and has just started to flower.

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  • Posted: Sat. 29th July 2017 14:51
  • Last reply: Sun. 30th July 2017 16:02

eronicastrum virginicum 'Album'

Question from Pat Palmer

In forum: Veronicastrum virginicum 'Album'

I have a plant that looks like it might be this, but the spikes are always drooped over. Does this happen to anyone else? (Or have I got a different plant?)

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  • Posted: Sat. 29th July 2017 08:29
  • Last reply: Sun. 30th July 2017 11:30

Amelanchier "Robin Hill"

Question from Joyce King

In forum: Trees and shrubs

I have a new amelanchier tree about 15 ft, it has suffered a little 'root rock' but is now sturdily supported. A few leaves are turning brown and crinkly at the edges and some leaves turning reddish. Otherwise it is very healthy, is this on track, going into the Autumn.

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  • Posted: Sat. 29th July 2017 07:53
  • Last reply: Sat. 29th July 2017 08:08