London (change)
Today 27°C / 17°C
Tomorrow 26°C / 17°C

Calendula


Latest posts by Calendula

ID please

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 17:06

Can anyone help identify this please? My Dad got the original from a cutting years ago, and propagates it each year. It's not hardy so he grows it in pots and brings it indoors in the winter (SE England - the photos were taken today). He says he thinks it's from the 'lavender family' but from the leaves I don't think that can be true. Neither leaves nor flowers have scent. The flower spikes are about 8 cm long.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/34405.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/34406.jpg?width=274&height=350&mode=max

 Thanks

veg-for-xmas-period

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 16:26

You could sew some but I prefer knitted ones myself.

My poor lawn :(

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 11:02

New properties often have tonnes of rubble, brick, planks etc left in the garden with topsoil just dumped on top. Did you make sure you had a really good depth of soil before seeding? If not you may have to start again and dig out all the rubbish.

Identify this? Plant with blue top and yellow orange flowers

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 14:18

I think it's one plant and the purple 'flowers' are bracts. No idea what it is though!

Pak Choi has bolted :(

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 10:28

I gave up on pak choi for this very reason. For weeks and weeks it was too small to cut and then wham! - bolted.

Allotment Space Available (Sort of)

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 12:46

Landshare Organisation that Hugh F-W promotes: http://www.landshare.net/

Any idea what these plants are?

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 12:31

2 is Lungwort or Pulmonaria.

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 16:41

I'm a bit of a 'hack it back and see' gardener and on a few occasions have regretted it. I had a go at a berberis too late one year and missed all the lovely golden flowers the following year - but at least it recovered. I had a varigated 'something' climbing the front of the house which looked so vigorous I thought hacking it back to the main stem wouldn't hurt - now it's just a stump and because I have no idea what it was I can't replace it

Mangetout seedlings: 'pinching' and dying

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 08:13

marshmello - the seeds are proprietary F1s and develop fine. They then (as I said) develop this tough 'pinch' at the base of the stem and start to wilt.

Bob - I think that must be the problem. Even with window and door open the thermometer has been showing over 30 degrees some days and down to near freezing at night. I will sow some more but leave them outside.

Thanks everyone.

Mangetout seedlings: 'pinching' and dying

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 14:10

They are in exacly the same compost as other veg seedlings and they haven't been affected. So unless they are particularly pea-loving slugs, no - I don't think it's that. They don't look bitten.

Discussions started by Calendula

Escallonia 'Apple Blossom' - few flowers

Replies: 3    Views: 99
Last Post: 15/07/2014 at 11:11

ID please

Replies: 17    Views: 616
Last Post: 26/11/2013 at 12:48

Mangetout seedlings: 'pinching' and dying

Replies: 7    Views: 634
Last Post: 06/05/2013 at 09:43

Help needed: robust rain protection

Can anyone recommend a good folding umbrella? 
Replies: 2    Views: 406
Last Post: 17/04/2013 at 13:20
4 threads returned