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Can i keep deadheaded Dianthus heads to harvest seeds?

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 11:17

Hi all

i have a gorgeous, but small, scarlet red dianthus plant and i would love to keep the seeds and grow lots more of these next year.  I have been saving all the flower heads after deadheading them for last few weeks but will these dead heads still ripen fully and produce the dark seeds i need for germination? At the mo the seeds are more cream coloured so not ripe Yet.

any advice on where i should store the flower heads (greenhouse or airing cupboard?),  when the seeds should be ready to extract etc... would be great 

How do i grow new plant from bottle brush plant seed please??

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 08:20

Hi PaulaH, thanks for the reply.  Looks like ive got some more research to do then, i may try to just plant some of the seeds and see if i have any luck.  I will keep as many seeds as poss and plant lots, hopefully one will take.

How do i grow new plant from bottle brush plant seed please??

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 08:52

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 Hi all

i have a gorgeous bottle brush plant that i bought and i would like to collect the seed and try to grow another bush rom the seed.  The picture i have attached shows the flower heads which have finished flowering and fallen from the bush, i am just wondering wher the actual seeds are located? I have taken a couple apart and found a fine brown powder inside, is this the seed?  Can anyone offer me any advice please?

Many thanks in advance!

Further Advice needed for a good weedkiller for gardens please??

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 09:15

Thanks a lot Fairygirl and Pete8, i will go and buy on or the other this weekend and get spraying those little buggers, hopefully should have my gardens done in time to enjoy the last few weeks of summer.

Further Advice needed for a good weedkiller for gardens please??

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 07:56

Hi paulaH thanks for that, have you ever tried it on deep thick stubborn weeds? Did it work ok?  Cheers.

What is this plant please?

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 13:27

Hi welshonion, you could have maybe asked me for a better photo then rather than leave such a vague answer then. If you could tell me what you want me to photograph then i will do so!

daydaisy. Thanks very much for the help, the first flowers are coming through and they look to be orange, i just looked up the thunbergia and it looks very nice, i will keep it growing and hopefully it will be very pretty!

Further Advice needed for a good weedkiller for gardens please??

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 13:20

Hi bob, thanks for a great reply!  We did actually use the glyphosate around 3 months ago now when everything was really thick, some died back but there are some weeds that just will not die. Is glyphosate the strongest stuff i can use?  I am tempted to find something stronger and use it on the worst affected areas.

thanks again!

What is this plant please?

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 11:05

Thanks Welshonion, very insightful! 

What is this plant please?

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 10:38

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http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/27697.jpg?width=204&height=350&mode=max

 Looking for help identifying this plant that I saved when I was digging up my garden please?  It is currently only fairly small and groing outwards quite a bit, to me it seems a bit like ivy?

Any help would be great thanks!

Further Advice needed for a good weedkiller for gardens please??

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 10:21

Hi all

i previously posted to ask for advice as we bought a new house complete with totally weed filled gardens.  We have dug out all the main trees and took up as many weeds as we can, we also used plenty of glyphosate weedkiller on all the gardens (as previously advised on here) but some of the weeds are just too big and too deep set and have come back...ARGH.  My brother and i were trying to dig out what looked like some pretty straight forward dandelions yesterday but the roots went down more than a foot and were over an inch thick!

Anyhoo, we are at the end of our tether with it, all we want is a nice blank canvas at the back to turf over and do some pretty borders, and a small front garden free of weeds so that i can start a nice fragrant rock garden.

I have a damaged spine so constant digging is not an option for me so what can i use on the gardens to kill the deeper set weed roots?  Is there anything i can buy from say Wilkinsons that might help to get rid of some more weeds and roots before i go ahead and start planting all my nice plants and shrubs?

any help would be amazing and if you need any more info then please get back to me asap!  

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