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Alliums

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 17:49

As I said before, the stems are almost disconnected from the bulb at flowering time, so removing them does the bulb no harm. In fact you can remove the flowering stems of most bulbs once the flower has finished. Does them good not to expend energy making seeds. The only difference is that the big Alliums have already done all the hard work. Cut them for the house and fret not.

Philadelphus

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 12:50

And if you are near Pershore College when the Philadelphus are in flower gp and look at the National Collection of them in theCollege grounds. Never mind just looking, smell them too.

Must admit I have never come across a scentless one beofre. The dozen we have are all well smelly, even the doubles.

Help identifying plant

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 10:41

Or better still use Photobucket or such like. At least then we get a decent size picture to look at. The ones on here are almost useless for people with failing eyesight like me.

Alliums

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 09:13

Neil, the time to foliage feed them us as soon as the leaves appear, which is often very early in the season, February even. OR, put a granular type food on in autumn when the roots begin to grow.

White fly

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 17:46

Pleasure.

How did you get into gardening?

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 17:43

I was travel sick,that got me into gardening.

Waterbutt

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 15:37

The green is algae, the froth is from that and yes it is safe to use on plants, just don't drink it. Simple in a way, if the water smells ok, or has no scent then it is usable.

White fly

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 15:35

It is only that our Hellebores are covered in these tiny white skins and the really do look like white fly, but aphid skin is what they are.

 

Name this plant challenge

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 15:32

Looks like the weed Euphorbia, Caper Spurge.

Alliums

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 15:31

That  is normal behaviour for most Alliums. It makes showing them quite difficult as you either have to remove all the old leaves or, trim the sear ends of to look like the leaves are still whole.

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