Berghill


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Mystery shrub

Posted: 23/12/2016 at 12:04

Leycesteria formosa aka Pheasant berry. Quite a seed weed where suited. May be pruned to the ground if need be. Quite easy to dig out altogether too.

Onion/allium ID

Posted: 22/12/2016 at 15:51

Most of the decorative Alliums, like the Drumstick ones come from places where the temperatures can go down to -12c and rarely get above freezing in winter. I have a feeling that these ones would need the same treatment as Narcissus etc. to get them to start growing properly. I was going by the picture on the packet and the bulb size which you mentioned as to the kind of  Allium you are trying to grow.


Edible onions and garlic come originally from a warm climate (Probably Egypt) so they can take heat.

Onion/allium ID

Posted: 22/12/2016 at 13:58

Just been out in my garden and our big Alliums are not showing above ground at all yet. They are cold temperature growers (from the Steppes) so I am not sure how they would grow in a warm climate. If they are big Alliums then the leaves should be at least 1cm across and slightly hairy.

Onion/allium ID

Posted: 22/12/2016 at 13:03

What have you planted them in? The stuff in that pot looks very much like sand (from the colour) and it looks very dry too. If they are Drumstick Alliums and the bulbs were as big as you say then the leaves showing are definitely not big enough by a long way.

muscari

Posted: 19/12/2016 at 21:05

Some of ours are flowering now. Makes it easier to find them to weed the dratted things out.

Has anybody sown Pulsatilla vulgaris seeds successfully?

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 20:37

I think I sent some to someone on here a few years back. Wonder if they grew for them. Cannot remember if they ever reported back to me.


And payment is not an option.

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WHAT IS THE WORLD COMING TO?

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 20:34

Our grand daughter has a boy friend. They never meet, they just talk by electronic media. At least she will not get pregnant that way.


It is not new. 30 years ago the Infant School  which sent children to the Primary School where I worked, reported that some of their new intake know very few words and most of them went with 'Off' but they all knew how to turn on a TV set.

Has anybody sown Pulsatilla vulgaris seeds successfully?

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 16:27

We did not harvest any seeds this year. I already have over 100 babies coming up to be ready to sell  in Spring so we did not need any new ones.


The seeds are normally ready in July so make a note of it in your Diary and PM around the middle of the month and I will send you some of each colour form which we have. I am hopeless at remembering things like that so you would need to ask.

Has anybody sown Pulsatilla vulgaris seeds successfully?

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 14:10

Possibly, never had to do that myself though so cannot give any advice on length of time etc. You can certainly store the seeds in the fridge for later sowing (or so I am led to believe).

Has anybody sown Pulsatilla vulgaris seeds successfully?

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 12:29

They like a very well drained soil with a certain amount of lime in it. Their natural home is in the thin turf over the chalk of the South Downs.


You could try packeted seeds. They may just take a lot longer to germinate if they do at all. I have had some grow from Seed from Seed exchanges. Never tried commercial seeds.


They are not the easiest of plants for pot culture. JI soil based compost with added limestone grit would suit them.

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