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How do I identify plants in my new garden?

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lolalotta Sun 12-May-13 21:58:25

Sorry if this is a stupid question but we have been in our new house for nearly six weeks...I haven't a clue what most of the plants are, any tips on how I go about identifying things do I can read up about taking care of them? Thank you!

Walkacrossthesand Sun 12-May-13 22:25:05

Grab someone who knows their plants and get them to wander round your garden with you while you take notes. Trying to identify plants from a plant book takes ages if you haven't a clue, but seconds if you have a bit of knowledge eg 'that looks like a XYZ'. Whereabouts are you? - there may be someone on these boards who is nearby! smile Or a friendly neighbour with a well-kept garden?

Taffeta Mon 13-May-13 17:54:41

Take pictures, upload them here onto your profile and let the wise and good of MN do it. Such fun!

KB02 Mon 13-May-13 19:31:13

Yep, what taffeta sais. I would love to have a go,but I'm rubbish on garden shrubs

CuttedUpPear Wed 15-May-13 09:10:20

Yes, post photos on your profile and we will tell you what they are!

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