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Identify please?

Question from Donna Waldron

In forum: Identify a plant

Can anybody tell me what this is please?
Thanks
Donna

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  • Posted: Sun. 22nd May 2016 11:06
  • Last reply: Mon. 23rd May 2016 21:27

Common bedding plant...

Question from Rachel Williams

In forum: Identify a plant

...but for the life of me I can't remember what it's called!'
Thanks
Rachel

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  • Replies: 1
  • Posted: Sun. 22nd May 2016 10:32
  • Last reply: Sun. 22nd May 2016 13:45

dont know what this is

Question from mike clayton

In forum: Identify a plant

Can anyone identify this plant please it has just started growing in my garden this year. Thsnks

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  • Replies: 2
  • Posted: Sun. 22nd May 2016 08:32
  • Last reply: Sun. 22nd May 2016 14:17

Plant query

Question from Rachel Williams

In forum: Identify a plant

Any easy question that has been bugging me! Please identify this bedding plant?

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  • Posted: Sat. 21st May 2016 18:46
  • Last reply: Fri. 27th May 2016 10:49

Laying new lawn over existing with heavy clay base

Comment from Giuseppe Orlando

In forum: Lawns

This is my first post and I'm not got green fingered as such but capable none the less, please go easy. I've completely overhauled the rear garden from it's previous council slabbed look. I'm on the end task now and probably the most important to really set it off, the lawn.

Basically I'm reading a lot of conflicting views, loam, manure, soil. rotavate, don't rotavate, fetch the old lawn up etc etc.

As I live in Stoke on Trent the soil is predominately clay (we are known as "clay-heads" after all). The lawn has been raised by 7" in places in others it is only 2"-3". We live on a bank, the 2nd house from the end, so water will naturally run through our land, evident from the last lawn as it was mainly moss with plenty of dips sitting very wet during the winter, and summers of late!

So far I have killed the lawn with glyphosphate and dug out at the back bringing the soil down to build it up near to to the new level I want.

I was then planning on adding 2-3" of sharp sand to aid drainage compacting the lot to my new level and laying the new turf.

Can anyone see why this would harm the new lawn or not?

To finish, I have read on the RHS surrounding clay soils that golf courses lay there turn on sand bases and there grass is pretty green.

many thanks in advance.

Giuseppe

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  • Posted: Sat. 21st May 2016 14:13

identification of orchid

Photo from Claudia

In forum: Identify a plant

Can anyone identify this orchid please. It had white flowers all up the stems in winter. Rather a sorry sight due to not knowing when or if to cut back.

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  • Replies: 1
  • Posted: Sat. 21st May 2016 13:47
  • Last reply: Tue. 31st May 2016 13:03

Can you help identify this spreading in my garden

Photo from Doyle

In forum: Identify a plant

This is spreading around my garden in my plant pots. Not sure how. I've just let this grow naturally in this pot for a while. It starts off looking sucker like and develops into this. Can anyone help identify this?

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  • Replies: 1
  • Posted: Fri. 20th May 2016 19:34
  • Last reply: Fri. 20th May 2016 20:18

Unknown groundcover

Comment from G. Underhill

In forum: Identify a plant

Please help me identify this groundcover, it is all over my garden.
Thank you

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  • Replies: 2
  • Posted: Fri. 20th May 2016 18:16
  • Last reply: Fri. 20th May 2016 20:46

Keep seeing this everywhere but can't think what it is

Comment from Rebecca Morgan

In forum: Identify a plant

Please can someone help me with the name as it has been bugging me, thank you

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  • Replies: 3
  • Posted: Wed. 18th May 2016 22:25
  • Last reply: Fri. 20th May 2016 02:54

Please help me identify this plant

Question from Martin Cole

In forum: Identify a plant

Can anyone help me identify this shrub please? It flowered in April in Cornwall. Small purple flower, see photo. Glossy green leaves, evergreen. Approximately 10 feet high

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  • Posted: Wed. 18th May 2016 17:20
  • Last reply: Sat. 21st May 2016 10:41