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Another 'what's this?' thread...

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 08:37

Sorry BizzieB but there are white Chionodoxa. I have two lovely big clumps of them in the garden.

And I am beginning to think it is a poor Hyacinth. Though why it should suddenly appear after three years is a mystery.

Another 'what's this?' thread...

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 21:33

Well, I have to say it looks like Chionodoxa luciliae alba to me. (Now renamed Scilla something or other).

Peony flop

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 13:43

We use a sort of cage made from Hazel branches. Saw them at Erddig one time and made some for ourselves.

Scary looking tree branches in my garden

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 16:21

There is one slight caveat about lichen on fruit trees. they do provide a home/shelter for some of the nasties which can damage the trees. At Powys Castle when they washed the lichen off their Apple tree collection, there was a dramatic improvement in the quality of the fruit.

Personally , like everyone else I like to see the stuff, but it is worth keeping an eye on it for the said creepy crawlies.

Plant I'd please

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 12:53

Named after a M. D' Aubriet so correct spelling should be Aubrieta, but it is more often mis-spelled than correctly, even on Nursery labels.

Much sneered at in purist alpine circles, but it is a good plant and makes a really cheerful early splash of colour.

I-D please.

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 21:24

Our cats come home covered in the seeds of these and sit in the house, bite them off and spit them onto the carpet. There seems to be a lot more of it these days. The hedges along our lane are smothered in it.

Would someone be kind enough to identify this beautiful smelling shrub

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 21:19

There is also L, purpusii which is very similar (only difference is the number of hairs on the stamen) and the hybrid which is L. Winter Beauty, again very similar. If you want one which is slightly pink then there is  L. Budapest, equally scented though.

Have to say all of them are a bit boring the rest of the year.

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.

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