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Hellebores

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 13:56

Yes, Hellebores are poisonous, if you are silly enough to try eating them, but the poison cannot transfer to a plant pot, even a porous one. And generally speaking, if you are going to re-use the plant pot then you would probably wash it in any case.

Rest easy. And better safe than sorry.

peony

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 14:28

A bit, but cold weather will stop it and it should come to no harm.

Daphnes - do they self seed?

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 10:31

We never actually got any berries on our D J.P. Flowered beautifully, but never a sign of fruit. The suckers do come up a distance from the mother plant, where the roots may have been damaged is the usual place.

Daphnes - do they self seed?

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 08:48

D.J.P. also will sucker quite nicely and the suckers may be carefully removed as a new plant. That is how we got the replacement for the one which was killed by the bad Winter a few years back.

D. mezureum can actually become a bit of a seed weed where suited. D. tangutica is a bit less prone to self seeding, sadly as is D. alpina.

Not got any others which produce berries to try.

The seed needs cold stratification to germinate by the way.

Sternbergia Autumn. daffodils

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 17:39

Had this for nearly 20 years now and never seen a flower on it/ Friends have a clump in their garden which flowers once in a blue moon. Not the easiest of bulbs to get to flower.

Hellebores

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 12:30

No. Cannot see how it would be either.

GW Alliums

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 10:57

Yes, as soon as possible. Most of this type of Allium grow their roots over winter, so the sooner they are in the soil the better.

Talkback: Dealing with vine weevil

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 10:55

Also helps if you use a non-peat compost and put a grit layer of at least 2 inches depth on top of the pots.

Single stem plants may be protected by putting a circle of plastic (like the things used to protect cabbage plants against cabbage root fly) round the stem. The weevil lays its eggs on or just around the base of the plant and if it cannot reach soil, it goes elsewhere.

Both Sedum and Heucheras can be re-grown very easily from the eaten remains. Just treat the pieces as cuttings. They both root very easily.

What's left for us to grow?

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 08:32

If you w ant a list of poisonous plants look at this website

thepoisongarden.co.uk/

Alliums in pots - roots coming through the bottom already?

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 15:56

Obviously only true for cold temperature Alliums. The ones from places like California have a different growth pattern, except that almost all of them flower when the leaves have finished doing their job.

Got criticised for cutting back the sere tips of leaves on a show Allium when they should be left, to show how the plant performs in the wild. Looked uncared for to me so I trimmed them.

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