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Spindly Brussels sprout seedlings

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 21:22

But rather than lose them, prick them out and bury the stem down to the base of the seed leaves. They usually survive and roots along the buried portion.


Posted: 09/03/2014 at 10:21

I suppose it is all down to what question one answers. I answered the one asked, which was .'Can one' . The answer is Yes, but if the question had been "Should I?" then I would have said no, not until it is a lot bigger.

There is a difference.

Can any one identify this plant and give basic care info

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 09:07

Hebe, but never able to tell which is which with them.


Posted: 08/03/2014 at 18:54

You can. It is normally done in Autumn. For some reason that is when Hellebores form new roots.

are sedums easy to grow from seed?

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 21:06

Sedum seed is tiny and very hard to collect. I used (when my eyesight was a lot better) collect it for the Sedum Society and it was not easy to distinguish the seed from the chaff.

Sowing it, if you can get some seed,  is fairly easy. Fill your pot with a good well draining compost, put a layer of tiny grit on the top, sow the seed on the gravel. Put the pot in water, leave until the water soaks in. No heat needed, just try to keep moss and liverwort at bay by watering with tap water.

As said easier to buy a few different plants and split them up. Go for Ss. acre, album, kamtshcaticum,spurium and other low growers. Also include some Rosularia, and of course a lot of Sempervivum and Jovibarba.

Crocks for ....

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 10:13

I use the metal mesh sold for car repair to cover the hole at the bottom of pots. Since most of my clay pots are plunged in sand, crocks would stop the moisture from the sand going into the compost.

I think it is one of those hangovers from times past.

Another plant/shrub that needs identifying :) Thank you

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 17:46

I think it is Rubus arcticus. Can be quite an invasive plant too, where suited. I killed it!

Talkback: Snowdrop pot display

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 17:44

When I do a pot of snowdrops for showing, once they have finished I plant them out in the garden where they would normally enjoy growing and leave them to it until it is time to dig them up  the following season. Label carefully.


Posted: 01/03/2014 at 17:40

We have them, I ignore them to a large extent. I have a white form and somewhere a double white one too. Also of course there is Brazen Hussy which has the bronze coloured leaves.

Helleborus argutifolius?

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 14:21

And on the where did that come from thing, I have just found a pure white double flowered one next to a very dark red double one. Now I remember planting the red, but certainly would not have planted the white one right next to it.


And the other plant for poor soil in a shady patch would be H. foetidus.

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