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Talkback: Growing hellebores

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 21:05

They take about three years to really get going with flowers. One piece of advice about them ...they absolutely hate having their roots exposed to the air. So, and this is just me, I tend to take a bucket of water with me when digging them up (Sept/Oct is the best time as that is when they begin to grow new roots.) I drop the dug up plants into the water to transport them to the potting shed.

H. niger will not grow here, try as I might and sadly neither will the x sternii hybrids which are being sold at present. Expensive things to plant and watch die.

Having said that we do have quite a few hundred of the orientalis hybrids of all colours except a beautiful peach coloured one which we have only ever seen once and did not buy.

We also have Hh. tibetanus. foetidus, lividus, purpurascens and some other species which have lost their labels.

Strange Soil sucked out in lawn

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 11:57

You can actually use Growmore to feed your grass. Or that awful Chicken stuff is just as good. They both provide a good all round feed, unlike many of the special lawn feeds which give a high nitrogen boost to make the grass look green quickly so you think the fertiliser is working.

Help with plant identification

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 11:52

Viburnum for sure.

Strange Soil sucked out in lawn

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 17:46

And feed the grass. Moss prefers a poor soil and grass likes a richer one.

Anyone name this bee magnet please?

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 09:07

I would say L. fragrantissima or purpusii or the hybrid between the two. The differences are so slight that you need a magnifying glass to tell them apart.

 

What is this seed?

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 21:09

Sea beans.

http://www.beachbeans.com/descriptions.html

Plant I.D Help

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 21:34

There are about 20 species of Galanthus. These have a fair number of sub-species and there are some wild occurrences of hybrids between species.

I found 450 named varieties of these before I got fed up counting.

I'd like a plant like this...

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 17:57

How many million Knautia seedlings do you want? Spend as much time weeding them out as any weed.

Plant I.D Help

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 15:32

Definitely a Snowdrop of sorts, but there are a lot of varieties and even a few species. Some of the G. nivalis types have a striped leaf, as do G. ewersii forms. Trouble is you need to see how the leaf comes out of the bulb, how it folds and then the flower and the markings to even try to id Snowdrops.

Identification

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 17:53

Looks like Feverfew to me too. Personally I prefer even one of my three day migraine attacks to the taste of it.

Discussions started by Berghill

Fascinating discovery

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How very frustrating.......

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More work!

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Silly question of the day!

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Chlorotic leaves

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Camassia changing colour

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Health and Safety

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Posting removal

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Garden Pictures 2015

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Early Spring

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First Hellebore!

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