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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.


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


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.


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.

Identify please

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 10:28

Well, I have been cutting ours back to 12 inches every year, in February/March, for the last 18 years and it is surviving.

Unpruned it does make a huge tree.

Tools keep breaking

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 10:26

All I have to do is lean on a spade or a fork and they break. And that includes the expensive ones too. The only fork I have never manage to damage is an all metal one which I bought hundreds of years ago when I first started. Never seen another one like it sadly.

Trowels break less often, but they go walk about, never to be seen again.

Plant ID

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 08:44

Last one is Hibiscus trionum, an annual.

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