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CarmicCarmic Posts: 56

Any ideas please, what is this...???...Given to me by a friend with no label...


and also this one, again with no label


 all ideas welcome...Cheers





  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,397

    I'd say the first is a pieris, those who garden on acid soil will tell you if I'm wrong.

    The second a variegated abelia

  • CarmicCarmic Posts: 56

    Wow you are one knowledgable gardener Nutcutlet...Thankyou

    I have a whole garden which I would like to identify all the plants/shrubs etc...The garden here is well established but I have a new garden just starting next door and I would like to propagate as much as possible from this garden to save monies...

    Do you think I can take cuttings from either of these two above...???



  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,397

    Abelia yes, but I'd get your instructions from someone else. Seeds are my thing. My cuttings  success rate is not good

    pieris, no idea

    Anything you want IDd just put it on here. Someone will know it

  • CarmicCarmic Posts: 56

    Its an incredible forum Nutcutlet...I've only been here a couple of weeks and learning every day.

    You say seeds are your thing...I am amazed at some Lupin seeds I started last week which I took from a plant in the garden ( I don't think the plant was looking when I stole them...!!!)...I soaked them overnight Wednesday, sowed they on Thursday and they had germinated by Saturday...surely that is not normal...???

    All I have to do is try and keep them alive now....Highly unlikely but I will try...


  • CarmicCarmic Posts: 56

    Verdun...Now you and Nutcutlet are bl**dy showing orf...I was born a gypsy so I never went to school to learn me 3 r's never mind bl**dy latin plant names...I canny keep up with you all.I reckon you all are speakin' a different bl**dy language to me ...oh and Verdun just for the record All my friends need a label...image



    Right more Drambuie needed...oops thats nigh on the end of the bottle...Hic Hic


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,397

    Fresh seed can germinate very quickly Carmic.

    Confetti is it Verdun? I'd like one with really dark green leaves but all the ones I see are yellow/gold green. Is there a good dark green one?

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    I knew the first was a Pieris and thought the second was oneimage I have one that looks similar.

    I'll take a photo when I get the canoe out. Just wait, bet I've got an Abelia pretending to be a Pieris image  

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