Berghill


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English bluebell,Spanish bluebell,scilla is it me or are these plants confusing

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 21:07

English bluebells only come in blue for a start. The other thing to look at is  where the individual flowers are on the stem. In English ones all the flowers are on  one side only, in Spanish ones the flowers are circled around the stem.

Geum?

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 10:13

And for those trying to propagate Geums, they do not produce runners, but at the base of each set of leaves they produce new roots. They are fairly easy to pull apart and replant.

Some of the smaller species have a rhizome like rootstock which can be taken as a cutting and rooted in the normal way for any cuttings.

I have over 30 of them now.

Can you recommend a North West garden/gardening event

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 21:36

There is a Plant Hunters Fair in Norton Priory Runcorn, Is that North West enough or too much?

http://www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk/Venues/norton_priory.htm

 

Allium Problem

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 21:29

If you ever look at the displays of the ones at Chelsea, they have no leaves showing at all. By the time the big ones flower, the leaves have done their job and can be removed.

'With added John Innes'

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 17:16

What it probably means is that they have added some of the J.I. base fertiliser. It actually means nothing at all since John Innes refers to a set of recipes devised for different composts.

Lifting hellebores

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 10:18

Hellebores make new roots from late September onwards, so that is considered the best time to dig up and split plants. Even then they are not always happy about it. Do not let the roots dry out whilst doing it. I tend to put them in a bucket of water until I re-pot them.

They do not come from cuttings in the true sense.

Seed is a good option, if you do not mind a mixed bag and can wait a few years for them to flower.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 10:27

The Lamium is Lamium orvala. Odd plant in that snails ignore the mature one, but decimate the babies that I have taken from it.

Unknown shrub

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 21:40

Viburnum plicatum mariesii about to flower.

Plant ID - probably a weed or wildflower

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 16:08

Viola, depending on the size of the flowers, it could be V. riviniana, the common Dog Violet, or less likely Viola odirata, Sweet violet. The leaves look a bit smooth for the latter though.

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