Register with us or sign in
Another thought that I had is a trace element deficiency?
Neither did I, Lorea - I think I'm just feeling the lack of the old board!
Are they only the old leaves that are yellowing and dropping, or is it all of them? And do you have healthy new shoots?
I'd usually consider this to be normal leaf drop in that evergreens do lose their leaves in spring, but it doesn't look quite right for that.
That's bad news, David - I have some varieties that aren't over until May!
No chance of doing any gardening here all week - wet and windy, and cold.
I have, however, managed to plant a few seeds indoors, so all is not lost
Obelixx, I hope that you heal soon.
I've left mine over the last few years and found that they will last three years before becoming too sad to keep - so I suppose they're strictly a short-lived perennial.
Grey and wet here, too in North Yorks - and supposed to stay like that for the forseeable future.
Oh, well - it's keeping my daffs going longer.
The most pronounced difference is that the flowers of English bluebells are usually only on one side of the stem, whilst the flowers of Spanish bluebells are all around the stem. Some more differences are listed here:
I sorted out my sweet peas and planted all my "far too old to germinate" packs to see what would happen. About 40 seeds germinated - I look forward to seeing what I've got in a couple of months' time
Plant 6mm deep in a good seed compost, and place in a temperature of 20-30C. Germination takes 10 days+
You can plant them as late as June and still have good plants as they grow very fast. Don't plant them out before night time temperatures are consistently 11C or more or they'll die. Seeds are poisonous.