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Posted: 26/06/2012 at 21:27

Waste of time feeding them after the leaves have gone, feed them in later Winter when they begin to grow. Once they have fiinished flowering and sometimes before, the flower stems are no longer attached to the bulb.

Viburnum plicatum summer snow flowers fell off

Posted: 26/06/2012 at 21:25

Being moved may have something to do with it. Or lack of pollination. Cannot say I remember ever seeing berries on any of our V. plicatum though.

Grapes growing instead of potatoes!

Posted: 26/06/2012 at 21:23

The green things may be the fruit of the potato if they flowered. Very poisonous and look like tomaotes when ripe (Both are related).


Posted: 26/06/2012 at 12:38

Just remember, it is the top one on the string of corms which flowers.

Lily leaf disease

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 21:20

If it is Lily rust, which is a possibility, though rare in Britain, then removing the leaves is the recommended treatment. Viruses do not normally cause leaf spotting like this, they affect the leaves and flowers in a different manner. The leaves and flowers are twisted and distorted, not spotted.

Orange Hawkweed (Hieracium auantiacum)

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 17:49

Grim the Collier is another name and it is a thug. Fortunately in grass, a Lawn weedkiller will deal with it. In a border then it has to be a contact weed killer sadly. It has creeping persistent roots so unless you dig out every scrap it will come back. And never never never ever let it flower. Every seed is viable and will grow,

free plants

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 12:16

WAs a thread on this on another Gardening site and  it was reckoned to be a Data gathering site. You might get some free plants, but also tons of junk mail and spam.

Calling Mrs P - or anyone who can grow Verbena bonariensis from seed

Posted: 24/06/2012 at 21:06

It is as tough as old boots. Cannot say we have ever lost one and believe me this is a COLD garden. We have had frost as late as July and as early as September. Did not lose any over the really terrible winter 2 years ago. And as for self seeding, they are worse than Cleavers.

How best to germinate aquilegia seeds?

Posted: 23/06/2012 at 20:45

Dried seeds of Aquilegia are more difficult to get to germinate than fresh ones. That is why they self seed so easily. If you do have trouble getting them to grow, then try gently rubbing the seeds between 2 pieces of fine sand paper before sowing.

Mystery Plant

Posted: 22/06/2012 at 21:10

Calceolaria hybrida (amongst other names)  Tender perennials treated as half hardy annuals.

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