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Delphinium magic fountain

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 21:03

Thanks I just wasn't sure with it possibly being a hybrid I would either get normal delphiniums or something else.

Delphinium magic fountain

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 22:44

Does delphinium magic fountain come true from seed? Its a dwarf variety and im not sure if its a hybrid or not. I grew my plants from seed I bought but I have none left.

Thanks for any info

What plant is this

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 19:28

Thanks that's great I look forward to them flowering

What plant is this

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 17:05


My son planted a few seeds at a playgroup. My wife thought they were sunflowers which they don't appear to be. Does anyone know what they are?



Grow lighting

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 20:46

i just use the energy saving bulbs I have a couple 6500k colour temperature and 2700k and have grown all sorts early. It works although I am not sure if it is cost effective or not and some plants don't like the extra heat etc from the bulbs/light.  I just use those cheap clip on lamp holders you can get from poundstretcher etc

Water Retaining Crystals

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 15:04

I didn't realise this I have added these crystals to my pots and hanging baskets this year as I work shifts and cant always water them. I wish I hadn't now. I assumed it just break down into something harmless.


Posted: 17/06/2015 at 10:07

No they don't not in my experience anyway but you can easy take cuttings as most aren't fully hardy and will probably not survive the winter although mine did this year.

Candytuft or weed

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 11:15

I have grown candytufy last year and even I did not think it was candytuft. Im happy though  as least I don't have pull them a plant something else. Thanks for the help it does look like iberis amara 

Candytuft or weed

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 21:15

They do and they smell like candytuft flowers. Weird. At least I didn't pull them even if they are not candytuft I think they will look decent when in flower. 

Candytuft or weed

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 20:54


They are starting to flower now any clues as to what they are. Flowers do look similar to candytuft and have a weak sweet fragrance.



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