BobTheGardener


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Cyclamens

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 17:59

The scented colourful ones with large flowers (3+cm) you often see in GCs are C. persicum and are not hardy but do make fantastic houseplants (they are also easy from seed.)  They common hardy ones (C. coum and C. hederifolium) have small flowers (1-2cm) and only in pink and white.  There are some other hardy species - lots of all different types here:


https://www.ashwoodnurseries.com/shop/plants/cyclamen.html

Cyclamens

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 16:13

Aym, you're getting mixed up with corm (a kind of root) and Coum, which is a particular species of cyclamen which flowers in early spring.


All cyclamen have corms, even tiny seedlings - if the ones you bought don't, they are not cyclamen!

Is it normal

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 14:17

What are the cuttings taken from?  Normally, you should remove at least half of the leaves from cuttings and I usually leave just two or three to keep it alive while the roots form.  Plants lose most of their water through the leaves (called transpiration) and without roots to bring in more water, cuttings will die.See here:


http://www.just4growers.com/stream/propagation/how-to-take-a-cutting.aspx


The example plant is a tomato but the same applies to anything with leaves.

How is your chilli harvest looking this year?

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 13:12

Bring it inside wakeshine - they can't take much cold but will keep going (all winter, probably) indoors.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 13:04

Cold and wet in Leics.  Typical as it's the first day of a week off!  Weds onward forecast looking better though. 

How can I win the wellies??

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 16:43

Try signing out and then back in to the forum.  I'm sure someone mentioned that doing that fixed it for them.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 16:36

Lovely day, a bit windy at times but got a lot done in the garden including a lot of shredding.  Also picked the last of my late blueberries, quite a few everbearing strawberries and a lot of Polka respberries.  My version of 'Eton mess' for tea tonight then!

Rust on Leeks

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 16:31

Make sure you use them all and dispose of any foliage before you sow any leek seeds next year as this particular rust can only survive on living tissue so you don't want to give it any chance of infecting your next crop Marygold.

2 plant id please

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 16:27

The 2nd photo looks like a yarrow, loli.

Can Anyone Identify This?

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 15:21

 One of its alternative names is Himalayan flowering nutmeg Pete, so that makes sense.

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

Some kind of mint?

 
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Last Post: 27/08/2017 at 19:16

Accidental greengage

Wrong variety but happy 
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Last Post: 29/07/2017 at 16:32

Hoglet!

Seems hedgehogs are breeding in my garden 
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Last Post: 09/07/2017 at 21:28

New greenhouse

Building greenhouse from start to fruition 
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Last Post: 09/07/2017 at 16:13

Border design by Spanish bluebells

Random plantings 
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Last Post: 14/05/2017 at 14:32

Unknown bird

Came home this evening to find this 
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Last Post: 10/05/2017 at 20:19

Garden photos April

By month so folk can see what is in bloom for reference purposes. 
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Last Post: 02/04/2017 at 20:01

Winter soft fruit pruning

Some things to do now 
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Last Post: 04/02/2017 at 17:52

'Dramatic' music in TV programmes

Increase in noise! 
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Last Post: 23/11/2016 at 22:23

Autumn foliage photos (2016)

Thought I'd start a thread just for our photos 
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Last Post: 13/11/2017 at 12:59

Gardener's World about to start now!

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Last Post: 14/07/2016 at 16:55

Cutting ID

I thought these were philadelphus 
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Last Post: 11/07/2016 at 17:34

Canary

Hope it finds it's way home 
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Last Post: 26/04/2016 at 18:22

Vine weevils

..ate all of my winter carrots! 
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Last Post: 01/01/2016 at 22:01

Huge pest problem

Don't think netting will work 
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