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Strange growth on allium

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 09:00

When the seed pods begin to split and show small black seeds is the time to collect them. Sow straight away for best results.

In the wild, these Allium seed heads detach from the plant and roll across the steppes shedding their seeds as they go.

Strange growth on allium

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 16:34

Agree. Alliums do sometimes produce these bulbils in the flower heads. They are perfectly normal as Edd says.

Can anyone identify this shrub?

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 20:49

Looks like Enkianthus campanulatus to me. In which case it does prefer a neutral to acidic soil. If it is then try feeding it with Camellia/Rhododendron food.

A cutting form our Hawthorn tree?

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 14:53

Once again, the berries do not produce a tree like the parent. In fact in the last 20 years we have never actually seen any berries on our double flowered Haw. I have a feeling it is a sterile one.

Air layering only works on things which will produce roots from leaf buds on the stem. The procedure forces a shrub/tree to change those buds into root buds. Trees which do not have that ability will not root.

Unknown Plant

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 11:48

Sisyrinchium striatum.

A cutting form our Hawthorn tree?

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 11:47

Sadly Hawthorns do not generally grow from cuttings. You would need to graft a piece of the one you have onto a normal Hawthorn rootstock. I would think that the one you have is a grafted plant.

They do not normally need pruning, but if you do have to remove pieces then once the flowering is over is the best time.

Plant ID please

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 17:48

And an absolute thug as far as seeding itself all over the place.

puzzle plant

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 17:46

Definitely Teasle.

Plant ID please

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 16:05

If it is Pyracantha, the berries are very popular with the feathereds. Orange and yellow ones go later than red ones, we find.

Plant ID please

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 13:27

Middle one is an Oxalis, possibly Oxalis acetosella which is a native one, spreads a lot.

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How very frustrating.......

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