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aconites

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 17:57

For those who do have them, then growing from seed is reasonably easy, as long as you remember to take the seed when it is still green. Gently rub a seed head between your fingers, if the seed comes off easily, then that is as it should be. Sow immediately, it has a very short life span. Keep moist and vermin free. germination is about now from last years sowing.

Advice on hardy evergreen climbers

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 10:26

Lonicera henryi is an evergreen honeysuckle, bit of a thug, but it can be pruned.

Akebia quinata is another fast growing evergreen climber. Just remember that 'quick growing' also implies that the plant will be a rampant.grower.

LONICERA tatarica

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 20:31

Not particularly spectacular I agree, but better in the Dart's Red form.

Never had any seedlings come up here either.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 12:07

Like that one a lot!

aconites

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 17:49

Very site specific, I find. They either love your garden or refuse utterly to grow. We are lucky, where they grow in our garden they thrive, BUT I have tried them elsewhere here and nothing.

Ours are nearly over now, they have been out since the beginning  of January.

Tomato and potato grafted- tomtato

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 15:14

Definitely a gimmick. I have a mention of it in a book on Vegetable growing from the 1930's so it is not new.

If you want to have a go why buy one when all you need is a potato plant and and tomato plant. They are not that hard to graft together.

What flowers in February?

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 14:39

The Cornus which is flowering now with yellow tiny flowers is Cornus mas. It has red fruits later on, edible but a bit insipid.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/66709.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

What flowers in February?

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 20:27

Lonicera fragrantissima or purpusii, both flower now and are wonderfully scented.

Sarcocca, Christmas Box, again flowering now and highly scented.

Daphne bholua Jacqueline Postil ditto.

Improve my soil

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 20:32

It does seem unusual for nothing to grow somewhere. Not even weeds? Or do you mean that ornamentals don't grow?

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 17:16

The garden is just under an acre and it is all down to myself and my wife. It helps being retired with the time element.

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