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Flaming Weeds!

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 09:17

There are some weeds which the flame gun does not appear to have any effect on at all. Pearlwort, a flat growing needle leafed, tiny white flowered thing which takes over our path s will stay green even after 10 minutes of burning with the Weed wand. Weed killer has little effect on it either.

Scabious folia

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 14:49

Ah, now there is a plant called Patrinia scabiosifolia. That is a different kettle of fish. It is an 18 inches tall yellow flowered border plant. Comes from the Far East.

Allium seedlings

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 14:46

Certainly they do better if left to grow for a while. Alliums are odd in that they produce roots from the basal plate and thes roots do not branch. So if you damage a root, it dies back and the plant has to grow a new one from the basal plate.

If you really need to move them, then wait until the leaves on the parent plant have died down and the bulbs have gone dormant.

Scabious folia

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 13:24

There is a Scabiosa graminifolia hich is a fairly low growing one. Might even be a native wild flower. Very similar to Scabiosa columbaria

Talkback: Primula pot display

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 08:06

Yes, and as soon as the flowers have finished is a good time to splt and repot. Size depends on how big the pot is and how crowded the plants appear to be.

All Primula seeds are best sown fresh, so as soon as you see the seed head beginning to split open then that is the time to take and sow them. Seed sowing compost, cover lightly with grit or whatever you use, keep moist and shady.

Bluebells - White and Pink?

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 12:44

Spanish for sure, the blue ones as well. Sorry.

What to do with dead flowers/Tulips/Daffodils

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 10:41

Yes, feed now and wait until the leaves have died down, then dry and clean the bulbs and store cool and dark over Summer for replanting in Autumn.

Bluebells - White and Pink?

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 10:38

Sorry, but that means they have been contaminated with the genes of the Spanish Bluebell. Native ones come in blue and never pink.

Should I keep my alliums?

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 21:28

As soon as the flowers have finished, the bulb has then gone into hibernation.

Plant ID please

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 17:59

Told you my eyesight is no longer any good.

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