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Help please in identifying this

Question from Jeremy Lea

Hi, can anyone tell me what the name of you plant is?

It's in a south facing bed, poor soil, about 450mm high and a spread of about 300mm plus. The leaves are pinnate and the flowers are like purple balls.

Hope this helps and thanks for looking
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  • Posted: Wed. 21st June 2017 14:32
  • Last reply: Tue. 27th June 2017 08:07

Planting a clematis where one has already grown

Question from Silentboo

I have just dug up my ridiculously massive and well established clematis praecox.
I have another (hopefully more manageable) clematis in a small pot at the moment. Can I plant it in the same hole?
I know there's a rule for roses, just wondered if the same applied to most plants?

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  • Posted: Tue. 13th June 2017 07:13
  • Last reply: Sun. 16th July 2017 18:16

cyclamen seedheads?

Question from Jan Helle

I noticed these really big heads on one of my winter cyclamen plants. Are they seed heads and what di I do to produce new plants?

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  • Posted: Tue. 6th June 2017 18:47

Remove Bark and grow a lawn

Question from Michael


I need some help & advice on how to grow a perfect lawn, to set your expectations, i have no previous experiance in gardening apart from growing my very own sunflower when i was younger. Now i have moved into a new home, i really need to take advantage of the summer weather.

The current set up
The garden is covered in bark with soil underneath.

Steps taken so far
I have racked the bark and soil to one side, Now i have a little bit of soil remaining, i can see it all rest on top of a ground sheet.

How to proceed
This is where i am now stuck, i'm not sure what the best course of action would be, do i remove the ground sheet? do i grow the grass on top

Please can someone assist in providing the steps needed to grow a new lawn.

Your help is very much appreciated

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  • Posted: Sun. 4th June 2017 19:35
  • Last reply: Tue. 27th June 2017 08:18


Question from Hannah Bailey

Any idea what this is??

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  • Posted: Fri. 2nd June 2017 20:01
  • Last reply: Sat. 3rd June 2017 07:38

Lopsided Camellia

Comment from Jeremy Lea

Hi all,
I have a lovely Camellia that has just finished flowering, however for reasons best known to itself it has all gone lopsided.

Can anyone please help me correct it? (pruning perhaps? )

Thanks in anticipation

By the way, I've also put this in an alternative forum, apologies for the duplication

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  • Posted: Fri. 26th May 2017 13:45

Anemone - Mr Fokker

Question from Michael Flynn

Hi, I bought a variety pack of summer bulbs to create a display in a planter. The pack included these Anemone Mr Fokker and I planted the bulbs in April and brought them on in my greenhouse until this week. They seemed to be doing OK until I noticed the Anemones looked very limp at the base with some growth dying off. The flower stems are very thin and droopy despite flowering. Is there any reason they are like this as I would like to learn form my mistakes if I have done something wrong.

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  • Posted: Mon. 22nd May 2017 18:48

Can anyone identify this plant please

Photo from Karen

Having trouble identifying this plant

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  • Posted: Mon. 22nd May 2017 14:50

Twisted Willow

Question from Ron Dempster

Why are the ends of some of the branches on my plant black/dying?

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  • Posted: Tue. 16th May 2017 16:11
  • Last reply: Fri. 19th May 2017 18:07

How much good soil in a raised bed?

Question from Carla Groppi

I live in London and my soil is full of rubble, how deep down do I need to dig out the rubbly soil, it has been suggested that I only need to replace 30 cos with good soil, is that enough?
Any advice welcome. I will be planting roses, native British plants and one Tibetan cherry tree. the raised beds are 1 more x 1 metre x 70 cm deep.

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  • Posted: Fri. 12th May 2017 11:08
  • Last reply: Tue. 16th May 2017 06:08