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ID Please

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 18:17

Akebia quinata aka The Chocolate vine. Very vigorous grower where suited.

Identify plant??

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 18:14

One of the forms of Euphorbia

plant ID please

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 10:00

If the stems are square then it is one of the mint family, they all have square stems. I would go with Dove's suggestion. A thug to get rid off too!

Check out your greenhouse.

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 09:54

You mean that you don't turn your pots a quarter of a turn every day to keep them in good shape and not growing towards the sun?

Moving bulbs

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 11:56

Yes, this was often done to make room for summer bedding. Just give them a good watering to settle the soil around the roots and try not to damage too many roots when moving them.

Colchicum autumnale from seed

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 12:43

Saffron does not  come from  Colchicum, it comes from Crocus sativus.

All parts of Colchicum are poisonous.

Keep an eye open for the bulbs flowering in the packets in Garden Centres. They often then sell them off cheaply. It does not matter if they have flowered in the shop, you can still plant them and get flowers the following season.

Clematis wilt?

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 10:42

In Wilt the leaves turn dark green, nearly purple and it begins at the base of the plant. Mollusc damage causes the leaves to droop from the top of the plant downwards.

Colchicum autumnale from seed

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 17:43

I sow the seeds about half a centimetre deep and cover with grit.

Colchicums are not Autumn crocus. They are in a family of their own whilst Crocus are in the Iris family.

 

Colchicum autumnale from seed

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 12:03

Yes, best sown fresh and left to weather over theSummer and then get good and frosted in Winter. Germination is usually in Spring when the leaves on the mother bulbs come out.

They just need keeping moist and protection from rodents until they begin to grow. Patience is needed, they take about 5 years plus to reach flowering size.

Plant I-D

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 21:12

Also look out for any of the Silver saxifrages. They make nice low growing cushions like the Sedum and the Rosularia.

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