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Asparagus Peas

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 12:35

Utter waste of time. If you do not pick them with the flower still on, the pod is so stringy as to be completely inedible. Even when picked tiny, they are rather tasteless. Rarely find anyone growing them twice.

 

just this once

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 10:42

Trying this on Chrome.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/forum/images/post-top-left.png?version=2014110

http://www.readsnursery.co.uk/ 

Works for me on Chrome, but my version is a very basic one as I use Firefox normally.

 

Hellebores

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 21:17

At the moment in the Shade house waiting to flower before composting or planting or selling, there are over 300 Hellebore hybrids, even we do not have room for more!

Hellebores

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 17:57

Just done some more leaf removing of ours,.................third day of doing it and got about a third of them done. Some of them have over 50 leaf stalks on them, all needing removing.

I must have missed seed removing as well, there are hundreds of seedlings around, they need weeding out.

just this once

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 17:55

Then it has to be something in your set up which is blocking  the Link and Emoticon things.

Are you using IE, Firefox, Chrome or Safari? or on Linux or a Mac?

just this once

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 12:49

http://www.readsnursery.co.uk/

Ok. Copy and paste the URL into a thread

Highlight the Url

A symbol should light up on the bar (next to the Smilicon)

Hover over the two now blue icons. One says Link

Click on it

Paste the URL line into the top box and then Click on insert.

 

Gloating!

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 09:17

The size of the flowers etc. is affected by the growing conditions. If one feeds G. nivalis then you do get a longer stem and a fatter flower. The provenance of the bulb has little to do with its ultimate girth. There are varieties of G. nivalis (the soi-dit 'native'  Snowdrop) which are genetically programmed to produced bigger flowers. Some of the species also are bigger  than nivalis and there are also giants amongst these too. There are also the opposite, much smaller forms as well.

Opposite of gloating

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 17:45

Working in the potting shed today and found a big pot (like 30 cms one) which was full of Corydalls solida.  Guess who had forgotten all about it, so it was dust dry and the 30 or so corms in in were all just husks.  Blue air and self kicking!

Also found three pots of species Tulips in the same place too. They might just grow and be a lot later though.

Do I hear ."That man has got too many plants?"

Gloating!

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 17:41

There are a few larger ones which are difficult to tell apart until you see a lot more details.

G. Brenda Troyle is another larger one flowering about now.

Just found G. Dionysus in flower, forgotten I had that, but G Wendy's Gold seems to have died on me.

I would like to get hold of the species rather than the forms though.

Gloating!

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 12:33

The one I am looking at on E-bay is now £126

Not sure if those are Galanthus nivalis ,Lulu. they could be G woronovii which is a bigger plant altogether. Hard to tell without seeing a leaf and a flower, inside and out.

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