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phlox paniculata

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 08:42

Keep your eyes open. last year Hayloft Plants did an offer of 10 different Phlox for a very reasonable price. They may well repeat it.

We have about 15 different ones, but they have been decimated by molluscs this year, to the extent that some of them have completely gone.

They are also martyrs to mildew in  dry soil or very dry weather.

Help needed please - is this a weed?

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 08:42

They will grow and flower anywhere. Lot of ours are thriving and flowering round the base of trees like that, in deep dark shade too. Leave them there and see what happens.

help

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 20:12

It was the only plant I could find with the description given. Dug it out ages ago as it is such a thug.

help

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 17:55

Check out Galega officinalis. That has coconut scented blue pea like flowers (so they tell me, never found any scent on ours).

Help needed please - is this a weed?

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 17:03

I would go with Aquilegia,  having enlarged the picture. Weeds if they are where you do not want them to grow.

Kniphofia

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:18

The only time I have grown them from seed I sowed wild collected ones, so of uncertain age, in Spring. I don't think, being South African, that they would need cold. Having said that ,I tend to sow all seeds as soon as they are ripe enough.

Suggestions welcom

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 14:52

Sempervivums? Sedums? Thyme?. Dwarf Campanula? Aubrieta?  Silver Saxifrages?

To a certain extent it depends on how much sun it gets and whether it is walked/driven on.

What is this plant?

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 17:45

Looks dark enough to be Astrantia Roma

peonies

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 12:49

No, digging them up and storing like that would do them no good at all. They would dry out and probably die. If you need to move them then put in big pots with as much soil as possible, if you cannot replant immediately. Moving them will delay flowering too.

peonies

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 11:58

Two reasons why they do not flower. 1. The top of the buds are too deep. they need a period of cold ripening to initiate flowering. So if the buds are more than say an inch below soil level they will bot flower. Uncover them. Many of ours are out of the soil all together. ". They are hungry. Paeonies are gross feeders. Give them a good feed now with a general fertiliser and then a high potash one in later winter.

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