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Discussion in 'Identification Area' started by Barders, Sep 8, 2018.

  1. Barders

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    Hi,

    We only moved here 8 weeks ago and starting to see what is in the garden so I know if it gets cut or binned! (sorry a REALLY novice gardener here :sad:).

    We have five big plants of the first image (the second is the leaves incase that helps?) and behind one of them is the second plant, which is much taller than the others but sort of looks similar? The bees have been (and still are) all over them so would like to keep them, (although need to move a couple when the garden is remodelled next year) but I don't know what they are, so can't check when I am supposed to cut them back?

    Any guidance would be gratefully received, thank you :)

    Lynne

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      @Barders could be Erysimum Bowles' mauve perennial wallflower.:smile:
       
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        Hi Wiseowl, just searched that and it looks it :spinning:

        Thank you so much :love30:
         
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          I agree with @wiseowl (naturally :)) and they will continue to flower for quite a while yet. As they can flower most of the year they are a good garden plant but can get woody fairly quickly. It's always good to take cuttings of them so that when they get too woody you have nice young ones to replace them.
           
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            Thank you Shiney. I had Googled them and found a Youtube video about cutting them back and that said about them flowering for a long time, which is great and taking cuttings. I checked this morning and all are large plants and at the centre they do look 'woody'. BUT I haven't taken cuttings from anything, so will Youtube that today and see if it something I might be able to do with my very limited skills!

            Thank you both for your support, much appreciated at the beginning of my gardening journey :autlvs:
             
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              Good morning @Barders you are most welcome my friend,here is my Bowles Orange:smile:

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                Oooh, Wiseowl, that's a lovely bright colour! Next Spring I am completing redoing our garden, so looking for lots of colourful, insect friendly and sensory plants for my Mum (I am her caregiver). So will definitely look to add some more of these if they come in different colours, it's so nice that they are still so colourful this time of year :dbgrtmb:

                Not long bought the RHS Garden Design and What Plant Where books, looking forward to getting going on my garden design over the winter:)

                Wishing you a lovely Sunday, the sun is out here (Thanet, Kent) hope it's a good gardening day for you :hotsun:
                 
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                  The second one looks like it could be Linaria, but would need a close-up to identify it.
                   
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                    Thank you, Cinnamon, I had forgotten about them! I have Googled that plant and the flowers do look like that. I will have another look at the leaves tomorrow to make sure. We would like some of these in a new garden as well, so pretty and there are usually bees on it when I go out.

                    Thanks again :dbgrtmb:
                     

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