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16/02/2013 at 17:42

Hello everyone

Been out generally clearing the beds and spotted a couple of these.  .

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/18677.jpg?width=300&height=350&mode=max

 

Not the clearest pictures.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/18678.jpg?width=300&height=350&mode=max

 

The leaves seem to be growing from some sort of crown which is above the soil level. Any ideas? Thanks

16/02/2013 at 17:45

Mine look the same, think its the wet weather,  it's a primula deniculata, Tall stems above rosettes with ballflowers on top (usually pink)

16/02/2013 at 17:56

Thanks very much. I do remember having some of these in pots before I moved here, and did plant them out. Don't think they did much if anything last year so had forgotten all about them. Will look forward to seeing the flowers, I'm assuming that over time they will spread

16/02/2013 at 17:59

Watch out for vine weevils - you'll see great mouthfuls eaten out of the edge of the leaves - it happened to mine last year and I used nematodes as soon as the soil was warm enough and it sorted the blighters out.  I shall apply another lot this year when the soil warms up to try to eradicate the little blighters 

16/02/2013 at 19:02

Hi Dove, thanks for the info, that might explain why they were non existant last year. Have been reading others thoughts about nematodes and I am thinking about using them

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