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Unusual Cowslip seeding

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 13:36

We are however, into the same problem area as with Spanish Bluebells and  our Natives ones. How long before there are no truly wild unconntaminated Primula veris'vulgaris/scotia/ elatior left in the wild?

It is a major problemin many ways, that our small native flora (and comnpared to our European neighbours, the number of endemic species here is tiny) is being overwhelmed by 'strangers' as well as habitat loss.

Does anyone recognise this

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 21:24

Wish mine would increase, it has stayed at one stem for years. There is a different version which does not flower but produces bulbs instead of a flower head, avoid it all costs. The one to get is Allium paradoxim var. normale.

Sheds

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 21:04

Security wise, no windows is best for us.

Ordered a heavy duty 12 foot by 8 Tongue and groove windowless one from Tiger Sheds, See what it is like when if it arrives. They have good independent reviews so hopefully it will be ok.

Still intend insulating the inside though.

Unusual Cowslip seeding

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 17:09

Exactly, keep them if they are nice, dispose if you do not like them.

Primula veris and Primula vulgaris cross in the wild to form False Oxlip.

Unusual Cowslip seeding

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 12:43

This is a bee caused hybrid betwixt the native Cowslip and one of the coloured monstrosities sold as Primula. There is a problem in that the genes which causes the colour are contaminating the native stock. There are patches of pale pink Primroses down our lane. Sad to lose the native ones to these hybrids.

Enormous Gooseberry Brush

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 12:37

Thick gloves and watch your eyes.

Dead seedlings

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 12:35

As will Damping off disease.

What have I got here?

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 12:20

Forgot about Chionodoxa x allenii which I think I have got.

What's the best way to shade a greenhouse?

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 12:17

Best place for shading is on the outside of the glass, that way it stops the inside from heating up. We use green shade natting draped over the ridges. But the best way of all, is to put wooden sltas over the roof, expensive though.

What have I got here?

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 09:13

Chionodoxa sardonica, sold as Pink Giant, but no-one can see any difference between the species and the named one.

There is also C. forbesii Blue Giant

There is also C.luciliae which comes in blue, white and supposedly pink (never seen that one)

There is C sardensis and C nana which I have never seen either.

There is also a form of C. luciliae which flowers much earlier called C.l. Valentine Day.

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