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Allium seedlings

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 14:46

Certainly they do better if left to grow for a while. Alliums are odd in that they produce roots from the basal plate and thes roots do not branch. So if you damage a root, it dies back and the plant has to grow a new one from the basal plate.

If you really need to move them, then wait until the leaves on the parent plant have died down and the bulbs have gone dormant.

Scabious folia

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 13:24

There is a Scabiosa graminifolia hich is a fairly low growing one. Might even be a native wild flower. Very similar to Scabiosa columbaria

Talkback: Primula pot display

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 08:06

Yes, and as soon as the flowers have finished is a good time to splt and repot. Size depends on how big the pot is and how crowded the plants appear to be.

All Primula seeds are best sown fresh, so as soon as you see the seed head beginning to split open then that is the time to take and sow them. Seed sowing compost, cover lightly with grit or whatever you use, keep moist and shady.

Bluebells - White and Pink?

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 12:44

Spanish for sure, the blue ones as well. Sorry.

What to do with dead flowers/Tulips/Daffodils

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 10:41

Yes, feed now and wait until the leaves have died down, then dry and clean the bulbs and store cool and dark over Summer for replanting in Autumn.

Bluebells - White and Pink?

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 10:38

Sorry, but that means they have been contaminated with the genes of the Spanish Bluebell. Native ones come in blue and never pink.

Should I keep my alliums?

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 21:28

As soon as the flowers have finished, the bulb has then gone into hibernation.

Plant ID please

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 17:59

Told you my eyesight is no longer any good.

Aliums

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 17:04

Ok, not to worry. What has happened is that your single planted bulb has split and now you have 2 bulbs. The reason for their lack of height could be down to lack of food.  The need feeding when the leaves first appear. Once the flower arrives the leaves have finished their bulb feeding duties and are dying down for their Summer rest. Leaving them to set seed may be pretty but it does take an awful lot out of the plant. So that is the answer, feed them next early winter and remove the spent flower heads.

Plant ID please

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 17:01

The other possibility is S. pubescens microphylla Superba.

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