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Help with photograph A please? 3 plants are marked A B and C

Hello everyone. See our previous post as virgin gardeners and new members. We are going to follow the advice given by forum members and will post some photographs to see if the forum can help us identify the plant, what to expect from it perhaps, general management and if we are lucky a status guide giving an opinion on its present condition and what our priority will need to be to save it unless of course you tell us its a weed!!  Over to the Detectives!


  • B3B3 Posts: 25,296
    Campanula and honeysuckle, I think
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • tui34tui34 Posts: 2,871
    Hi - the climber resembles honeysuckle - the others may have some ideas.  Good luck!
    A good hoeing is worth two waterings.

  • B3B3 Posts: 25,296
    The white one might be a leucanthemum (sp)
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • BiljeBilje Posts: 743
    Campanula persicifolia..peach leaved bell flower. I have it in both blue and white. It does seed about but in a gentle way and is easily pulled out if unwanted.
    I agree the twiner with red stems is a honeysuckle.
    in the bottom picture the small plant with crinkly leaves is a primrose or polyanthus 
    Right over  on the left hand side is a perennial daisy with white flowers commonly called Shasta daisy it's Latin name is Leucanthemum I think. 

  • BiljeBilje Posts: 743
    We crossed B3
    ive just seen the ABC! I was also going to say I think the plant to the right of the primula is a dahlia but maybe you knew that already 😄
  • This a great start. Thank you so much!! Do the images suggest to anyone that they are in anyway in a poor state and if so any suggestions to improve?

  • B3B3 Posts: 25,296
    They all look healthy to me but make sure the honeysuckle knows where you want it to go😉
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,178
    The honeysuckle needs some supports so you can spread out the stems and improve light and air flow which will make it healthier and aid flowering. 

    You can do this simply and cheaply by stretching galvanised wires across the fence or wall behind.  Hold it in place with vine eyes and put a tensioner on the end vine eyes or else tighten it by twisting the wire round with your pliers.  Vine eyes are just screw with a loop on the end instead of a flat head.  They, and the wire, are available in DIY stores.

    Plan to put one horizontal wire every 9 to 12 " - 23 to 30cms - up the fence.  Once done you can then untangle the stems and twine them around it so you get a layer cake effect going up the fence and onto that trellis too.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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