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Digging problem

Posted: 17/09/2012 at 21:26

Simplest thing to use is a garden fork with sharp points on the tines. Don't try breaking up the clods leave that to the winter weather.


Posted: 17/09/2012 at 15:07

Indeed, some perennial seeds need to be sown fresh from the plant if they are to germinate at all and some need a period of cold followed by warmth to get them to grow. For example Pulsatilla vulgaris is better from fresh seeds. Hepaticas will virtually only grow from fresh seed (better collected when green too). Paeonies need repeated cold/warm periods to grow.

schizostylis bulbs

Posted: 16/09/2012 at 13:20

As far as I can see almost any Garden Centre seems to stock them. Certainly seen them at various Wyevale places.

Giant Scabious

Posted: 15/09/2012 at 10:38

I cut ours down to the soil level as soon as they have finshed flowering. Otherwise they just flop all over everything and anyway I prefer them to be a lot less vigorous.

Have you ever tried to dig a clump out? The roots are wrapped round a tree trunk in New Zealand.

Brocoli flowering & catapillars on fruit and veg.

Posted: 13/09/2012 at 21:40

The flowering stems on Broccoli is what you eat, so cut them ans serve them up. They will continue to prduce stems for a while.

The Name of a plant that's leaves look like army camouflage Uniform!

Posted: 13/09/2012 at 21:37

That is a Coleus or Solenostemon scutellarioides as it should now be called. They are tender perennials which can be kept over winter in a warm well lit Conservatory and propagated from cuttings in early Spring.

Identification please

Posted: 13/09/2012 at 10:03

Euonymus europaeus. There are a lot of forms of this on sale.

New Variety of Plant

Posted: 12/09/2012 at 16:52

Beat me to it. Thanks Dfa.

New Variety of Plant

Posted: 12/09/2012 at 12:49

Searched everywhere, but I cannot find the contact details. Very sorry.

Unidentified plant with seeds at Holehird, Cumbria

Posted: 12/09/2012 at 08:19

14 years is stretching it a bit, they take about 7 years from seed and once they are established, the offsets will flower once the main bulb has finished, so giving a continuous display.

For me the ones at Dunham Massey were covered in Lily beetles and very badly damaged. Mind that was a couple of years ago, so they may have managed to keep the plants clean since then. Hope so.

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