Plant IDs please!

SweetPea93SweetPea93 Posts: 446

There's a few, one is a bush which I can sort of excuse not knowing, the others are plants we've bought, but have had no labels in, (from ASDA) so I don't even know whether they are suitable to be outside or not! image

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 Pink flowers to the right in the green pot, Primrose?

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 Very small with rubbery leaves.

 

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 Some sort of heather?

 

Sorry the photos aren't great!

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,252

    The yellow flowers at the top are forsythia.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,725

    Yellow flowering shrub - forsythia

    Second plant with pink flowers - not sure but possibly a type of Kalanchoe - not hardy. 

    Pink flower to the right - definitely not primrose but it's name's gone right out of my head (blame the hectic weekend I've just had) someone else will remember. 

    Small with rubber leaves - another Kalanchoe - not hardy

    Last one - yes, a heather image

     

     

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • Mark 499Mark 499 Posts: 379

    I think the one in the green pot is Primula Obconica

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,725
    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • lisa masseylisa massey Posts: 252

    I thought the one in the green pot was an exotic type of primula, I've seen it in the supermarket in the indoor plant section.

  • SweetPea93SweetPea93 Posts: 446
    Thank you guys. So do I need to bring in the Kalanchoe and the primula? I wasn't far off with primroseimage
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,725

    Yes take them indoors, they're usually grown as houseplants image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • SweetPea93SweetPea93 Posts: 446

    http://homeguides.sfgate.com/primula-obconica-care-63225.html

     

    I did find this on the primula, it says it's possible to keep it outdoors? There is a lot of warm sun during the day, and in bad weather I would happily bring it indoors and keep it on the windowsill.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,725

    It'll be ok outside if there's no frost - but the info you have linked to is for the US and the hardiness zones 6-9 given there are the southern states, Florida and California - not sure where in the UK you are, but I'll bet it can get cooler than in Florida image

    Info for the UK given here http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=3867 

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • SweetPea93SweetPea93 Posts: 446

    thanks Dove, you'd think I'd have realised that... Sometimes I surprise myself with my ditsiness... I think I'll try it outside on the patio, and if I see it struggling I'll bring it in. It wasn't an expensive plant anyway!

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