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Narcissus fly

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 17:24

Sadly there is no treatment available to the amateur. Our garden is riddled with it too and we have gradually lost most of our Narcissus to it. It also attacks Snowdrops too by the way.

We have replaced ours with various species Tulips.

can anyone id this plant for me please

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 16:43

Really does look like Scilla peruviana

plant ID

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 10:27

The one most often grown is the variegated one aka Milk Thistle. Biennial sadly.

Unknown plant - Please help

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 20:08

Just had a look at our L. henryi and it does look very similar to this one.

Unknown plant - Please help

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 10:00

Snap!

Do wish they had a "Another message has been posted" warning on here as they do on other sites.

Unknown plant - Please help

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 10:00

One of the evergreen Honeysuckles, Lonicera japonica? or maybe L. henryi.

alliums

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 21:13

The seeds are black when they are ripe and that is the time to sow. Mine are still green so not ready yet.

Day Lily bud problem

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 20:20

Definitely sounds like it. Look very closely inside the bud and you may see tiny white crawling things. There is no cure. Sometimes you can stop it by removing every flower bud for a season, but what is the point? We have had to stop growing these plants because of it.

alliums

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 20:15

I think I have posted this on here before, but I will do it again to save searching.

I have grown dozens of varieties of Alliums from seed over the last cough cough years. It is reasonably easy, but the bigger the bulb the longer the wait for flowers. So here goes
Sow the seed fresh. It germinates better straight from the plant rather than being dried off.
Cover lightly with grit, gravel or whatever rather than compost.
Sow in a deep pot rather than a seed tray (reasons later).
Leave exposed to weather. They need a period of cold followed by warmth to initiate germination.
When (if?) they germinate do not be in a hurry to p rick them out. This is the reason for deep pot rather than seed tray. They have only one root to begin with and if it is damage, it dies and a new one has to be produced from the base of the seedling. usually they die.
Feed the seed pot with dilute Baby Bio type stuff, until the leaves go yellow then allow the pot to dry off.
Repotting may be done when they are dormant. Some types never really go dormant so be careful.
I often do not repot until they have had another seasons growth. Remember many of them actually grow in late winter/early spring.
Cannot think of anything else for the moment.
Not as hard as it seems. Oh and since they are almost always self pollenated you get what you sow, no variations. UNLESS you have been given some Allium flavum hybrids in which case.................

 

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