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What to do with flowers and shrubs

As a novice what do I do with the following
The flowers (picture 3) only a few flowers in bloom what do I do?
Shrub (picture 2) is turning brown from within 
Small pink blooms are turning brown (picture 1)


  • Number one Baby's breath..just nip off flower heads don't add prune unless it's out of control really pretty bees lover it.number two prune down to about six inches off ground water well will throw new growth yellow flowers think it's cinesico.cant remember the name begins with L I think snip dead heads off at base will flower again this year very pretty 
  • jboljbol Posts: 39
    Thank you Sue I am a novice so that's a great help
  • IamweedyIamweedy Posts: 1,364
    The Lychnis coronaria you have there are the pink flowers. They look pretty exhausted at present but you will always have seedlings of them somewhere in the garden. When they are not beaten by the sun their flowers have a lovely shimmering deep pink. They will always brighten up a corner. 

    'You must have some bread with it me duck!'

  • The third picture is a perennial flower the other two are shrubs
  • herbaceousherbaceous Posts: 2,318
    Could I just check - picture one looks like spirea japonica? Mine is going over now so all the pink flowers are a lovely shade of brown. 
    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
  • Yes I think you are right sorry piccy a bit fuzzy on my tablet treat the same though and yes mines over too
  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150
    1: Spiraea japonica. japonica

    2: Brachyglottis.

    3: Lychnis coronaria.
    The only one I have is the Brachyglottis. I prune mine in spring to keep it neat and bushy, can grow quite woody and leggy if you let it. The new, fresh foliage has the best soft silvery colour.
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