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English bluebell,Spanish bluebell,scilla is it me or are these plants confusing

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 20:00

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/45262.jpg?width=269&height=350&mode=max

 I bought these last autumn and they were labelled English bluebells,I think that they aren't.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/45263.jpg?width=269&height=350&mode=max

 This plant arches over,but I think it's the wrong colour.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/45264.jpg?width=269&height=350&mode=max

 And these I think are neither English or Spanish.

Any ideas?

Are there other plants that cause so much confusion?

English bluebell,Spanish bluebell,scilla is it me or are these plants confusing

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 08:09

I will try and take some more photos as these plants are all different but you can't tell with my shoddy photography.

 

English bluebell,Spanish bluebell,scilla is it me or are these plants confusing

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 20:29

With lots of hyacinthodes,hybridised bluebells,scilla and what ever else you want to call them out at the minute,is it me or is it confusing?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/43886.jpg?width=648&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/43887.jpg?width=648&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/43888.jpg?width=648&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/43889.jpg?width=648&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/43890.jpg?width=648&height=350&mode=max

 Confused yet?

how long should i put astrantia seeds in the fridge before sowing?

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 19:51

I did have some outside but we haven't had a winter here. But the seeds might not be any good. I have some other seeds,so I thought I'd try this method. 

how long should i put astrantia seeds in the fridge before sowing?

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 19:25

I have never had any success growing astrantia from seed,so I am going to chill in the fridge first to trick those pesky seeds. Any advice would be great.

plant id

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 08:15

Thank you. I think I will keep and move when dormant.

plant id

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 07:50

Are the berries poisonous to dogs? 

plant id

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 07:28

I have a tree that has self seeded next to a big cherry tree and two buddlias. Should it stay or should it go?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/43419.jpg?width=648&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/43420.jpg?width=648&height=350&mode=max

 

Photographing the tulips

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 08:22

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/43323.jpg?width=269&height=350&mode=max

 I plant my tulips using the lasagne method. There are hyacinths and crocuses mixed in too. These have been appreciated more this year as my wife was seriously ill and every time she looked out of the kitchen window it cheered her up.

I place tender perennials and annuals in the pots afterwards. November is busy but it is worth it.

Mystery plant

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 15:51

I think it might be a campanula.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/43254.jpg?width=648&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/43255.jpg?width=648&height=350&mode=max

 Excuse the tulip and muscari,but I think the shape is similar. Mine was in flower in January and maybe soon by the looks of it!

Only when it flowers will we have closure.

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