Berghill


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snap dragons,

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 16:24

There are perennial Antirhinums. A. pulvinaris and A. molle to name but two of them. They will survive in a well drained sunny spot.

Plant identity

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 16:21

Fascicularia bicolor is indeed a Bromeliad and hardy in much of Britain, in a well drained sunny spot.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 11:03


 If this is the one you mean then the plant is actually Kalimeris incisa Blue Star rather than a straight Aster.

Lovely red leaves

Posted: 06/10/2015 at 21:12

Beat me to it, I was about to warn about its rampant growth.

An easy plant ID?

Posted: 06/10/2015 at 21:09

I grow it in two slightly different areas of our garden, but both are well drained. One is a North-West facing rock garden and the other is a South-East facing gravel area.

So, Well-drained soil and full sun are essential; Zauschneria californica won't tolerate winter water-logging.

Give it a haircut in early spring to within 4in-6in of ground level. It's a good idea to do this when the risk of frost has passed as very cold weather will inhibit regrowth.

Pests and diseases are not really a problem, although slugs can occasionally attack young leaves.

Info from the Telegraph.

I have a salmon coloured one and a really dwarf one whose name escapes me at present.

An easy plant ID?

Posted: 06/10/2015 at 15:24

Epilobium californicum (formerly Zauschneria californicum).

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 06/10/2015 at 10:37

'Opping about in October

Well  I could not think of a word for perambulating which begins with 'O'

Leaves beginning to change colour.

http://s703.photobucket.com/user/Owdboggy/library/Ocotber%202015%20garden

 

Please can you ID this seed pod / fruit?

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 08:41

Looks very much like the seed head of Nicandra physalodes, the Shoo Fly plant.

Seed head ID please

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 18:10

Sow the seeds as per the advice given for Allium seeds on here, somewhere!

Phuopsis stylosa aka Crosswort

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 12:14

Not grown it, but there is a huge patch of it a Chirk Castle in one of their Rock gardens. I get the impression from looking at it there that it does tend to spread.

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