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A Three-Petalled blue flower?

Posted: 25/08/2012 at 17:51


Save seed, it does not always survive Winter.


Posted: 24/08/2012 at 19:13

Reports on other sites suggest that C. hederifolium this year began in mid July. First of ours was the end of July which is about normal for us, but the main flush is just beginning now.

Unknown plants

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 17:31

And the frut of Chaenomeles IS edible. We are just witing for ours to be ripe to make our batch of Quince jelly.

Leucanthemum 'Broadway Lights'

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 15:27

We lost Broadway Lights too, the other Shasta daisies thrive here, but not that one.

Pruning Braeburn apple

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 15:24

Pruning now will encourage new growth. If you want to keep the tree in check then prune in Winter, back to 1 new bud from the origin of the ew growths.

Mystery Purchase- Beautiful..dusky maroon umbels

Posted: 21/08/2012 at 21:29

My Actaea have gone to fruit, so no flowers to see now, but that is definitely the spitting image of our "Joe Pye Weed" Eupatorium purpureum

mystery bulb

Posted: 21/08/2012 at 21:26

Scadoxus multiflorus.

Mystery Purchase- Beautiful..dusky maroon umbels

Posted: 21/08/2012 at 15:59

Yep, definitely looks like Eupatorium to me too.

Iris's and Gladioli

Posted: 21/08/2012 at 10:32

Just answered this above.

Talkback: How to divide iris rhizomes

Posted: 21/08/2012 at 10:31

Lots of questions there. First of all first year Irises do not need splitting up. Next year maybe, if the rhizomes are overcorwded. Resons for non-flowering are many, but take your pick from, 1 too young, 2 underfed and 3 lack of sunlight on the roots last Summer.

1 Wait.

2. Feed with Maxicrop about now and Tomato type food in early Spring.

3. Move to a sunnier place. Or if the rhizomes are overshadowed or facing the wrong direction, change that. They should always be planted sp that the rhizomes are exposed to as much sun  as possible.

Next, o;d flowering stems. Cut the stem itself off back to where it emerged from the leaves. Clean up and remove and dead or dying leaves and you can if the tips are going brownl cut of the tops of the leaves, but to no more than half their length. The plant needs them for food production.

Gladiolus bulbs may be left in ,if you are on a well drained sandy soil and they were planted deeply enough for frost not to reach the corms, otherwise dig up and store over winter for replanting in Spring.

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