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Charlotte Peace's forum posts

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Re: Re: what is this plant?

from Charlotte

Definitely Himalayan Honeysuckle!

  • Posted: Wed. 8th August 2012 14:56

Re: Re: Help needed to identify tall plant with silver leaves and pink flowers

from Charlotte

Brilliant. So I don't shouldn't even need to do anything! Thank you.

  • Posted: Tue. 7th August 2012 20:30

Re: Re: Re: Help needed to identify tall plant with silver leaves and pink flowers

from Charlotte

Thanks very much Stoneacre and Nicola. I thought I had searched the database quite thoroughly. Clearly not, and that is definitely it - thank you. I am so pleased to know what it is and what to expect from it!

  • Posted: Mon. 6th August 2012 16:19

Help needed to identify tall plant with silver leaves and pink flowers

from Charlotte

Hello
I bought some of these at a plant sale a couple of years ago. Last year they grew a little bit to about 6-8" high, with lovely soft silvery leaves. This year they have shot up to over a metre high and have vibrant pink flowers. Can anyone tell me what they are please?
Many thanks
Charlotte

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  • Posted: Mon. 6th August 2012 15:53
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Re: Re: Re: Re: what is this plant?

from Charlotte

Hello
Could it be a Himalayan Honeysuckle?
Charlotte (novice!)

  • Posted: Mon. 6th August 2012 14:35

Ew, yes, it smells!

from Charlotte

Thank you Laura. Ok, so it's bad news! I've looked up common elder and found lots of pictures on the internet, and I think you must be right. I'm going to dig it up now before it gets dark.
So I've definitely killed the dahlia then!
Many thanks
Charlotte

  • Posted: Thu. 18th June 2009 21:01

Close up of Leaves

from Charlotte

Here is a more detailed picture of the leaves.
Thank you.
Charlotte

  • Posted: Thu. 18th June 2009 14:31

It's a bit of a monster!

from Charlotte

Hello
I was given a dahlia a few years ago, it flowered the first year and has been smaller each year, and hasn't bothered to flower for a while. I know I should have looked after it and dug it up before winter, but gardening and small children aren't really compatible and it didn't happen. Anyway, this year in the same place, this appeared and I hoped it might be the dahlia, but obviously it isn't. I haven't dared investigate until recently, but it's now over 5ft high and I really ought to deal with it. I had been leaving it to see what it turned into so that I could try to identify it, but it's in danger of getting out of control, as it's getting bulky, but is otherwise not spreading (above ground, at least). Please can someone put me out of my misery and tell me what it might be?
Many thanks
Charlotte

  • Posted: Thu. 18th June 2009 14:27
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Cornus?

from Charlotte

Hello Kathy
No, no sign of any flower buds. I'm delighted that something other than a weed might have self-sown! (Or would it ever be considered a weed if it is a Cornus?) On the presumption that it might be a welcome addition to the garden I'll leave it to grow. How exciting!
Charlotte

  • Posted: Thu. 11th June 2009 23:37

Thank you

from Charlotte

That's wonderful - thank you very much. .
Charlotte

  • Posted: Thu. 11th June 2009 23:28