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Posted: 19/11/2012 at 12:44

I mentioned the stamen as those of Crocus and Colchicum are very different, so very useful in telling them apart. They are different genus.

plant invasion

Posted: 19/11/2012 at 12:43

Or, worse case scenario, it could even be Dry rot. That produces long white filaments which spread everywhere.


Posted: 19/11/2012 at 10:48

Look inside the flower at the stamen. Are they just single pollen covered pointed things, 6 in number or are they more like feathers?


There is an Autumn flowering Crocus called The Conqueror.


Posted: 18/11/2012 at 21:17

My wife is the best all round weeder I know!

Where to buy multi-stemmed Amelanchier Lamarckii trees?

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 12:46

You could alsways buy a single stem one and turn it into a multi stem, if you are prepared to wait a while We have a multi-stemmed Silver Birch. To buy it was over £100 at the time, so I got single baby one and once it was established, I prune off the stem forcing it to grow from the base. I rubbed out all but 4 of the new shoots and now we have a nice plant.

clean garden

Posted: 16/11/2012 at 15:44

The Cleamtis was C. fargesii Summer Snow. It covered a trellis 24 feet long. This is a Viticella type so normally it would be cut to the ground in February, but I needed to mend the trellis.

Did some  more cutting down today ably assisted by our neighbours cat. My two were fast asleep in the house of course.

clean garden

Posted: 16/11/2012 at 09:24

Hope your bulbs are still there. I planted 300 crocus last week, the following morning every one had been dug up and eaten. Mice or possibly pheasants.

Plant Identification help please

Posted: 16/11/2012 at 09:20

The Butterburr (Petsites) I know grows on river banks and the leaves get huge. That is what had me fooled.

Plant Identification help please

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 21:07

Are the leaves shiny? Bit hard to tell. Cochlearia officinalis is Common Scurvy grass and the leaves are like your but definitely shiny.

clean garden

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 21:02

I watched one morning as over a dozen blue tits emerged from one of our nest boxes. They also go looking for spiders etc. in them.

In an ideal world I would leave the tops on perennials over Winter, but as it takes from now until Spring to clear them all off that is not a choice.

By the way what do you folks do with the removed top growth? A lot of the stuff we have will not rot and believe me I have tried. It is very difficult to shred, except when very dry and ditto for burning. Be nice to be able to put it in the Council compost bin, but I filled both of ours witrh the Clematis I cut down. Only another 60 or so of those to do too.

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