Berghill


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wood Anenome

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 20:50

Seed is easy, as long as you take it when it is still green, but comes off the plant easily. Sow immediately and keep cool, shady and moist and germination is in Spring.

Or, in September furtle round in the soil where the plants are growing and dig up some of the roots and replant them where you want more of them.

Please help me identify this plant

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 12:37

Hellebore looks rather like H. foetidus. Easy enough to tell, crush a leaf! If it stinks then it is foetidus

collecting ranunculus seeds?

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 10:38

The seed once sown does not need to be kept indoors. I put mine in a protected, shady spot outside over winter. Keep them watered though, if it goes dry. They should germinate in Spring,

Whats are these yellow beauties?

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 10:31

and Mahonia. Lots of forms of this.

Whats are these yellow beauties?

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 08:45

Pictures?

Doubt very much if one is a Daphne, unless you are very very lucky. The yellow flowering Daphne do not normally survive too well outdoors in Britain.

I'm not sure what they are?

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 20:33

Sound like one of the mining bees. They do not normally sting. Leave them alone and they will soon disappear, once they have laid an egg and filled the hole with pollen for the developing grub.

collecting ranunculus seeds?

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 20:31

Well, when ever I have tried them from dry, straw coloured seeds, germination has been virtually nil, but taken when still slightly green, I get 100 percent. This is generally true for all members of the Ranunculaceae. Taking them still green and sowing straight away is standard practice for this family.

collecting ranunculus seeds?

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 20:29

They need to be collected when still green, but when they can be rubbed off ,gently. Sow straight away as they have a limited life span.

Not the easiest of things to collect as you need to get the timing just right, too soon and they are not ready, too late and they will not germinate.

Daffodils

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 17:38

Unless of course they are double Narcissus like Rip Van Winkle

Re-appearing Potatoes

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 10:23

Depends on if they are in the way or not. Leave them for an earlier crop if they are not interfering with the next set of veg.

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