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Perennial Geraniums.

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 20:24

Lidle are selling geranium himalayense blue bare root for a pound.  I got two today, if anyone is interested, in  picture they look very much like Johnson's Blue.

Perennial Geraniums.

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 20:33

Mine could be a Bill Wallis as its pretty big, with dark divided leaves and lots of purple flowers, but I got it from Coblands as John's Blue, is that a sub division?  I am confused now..

Talkback: Growing hellebores

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 21:07
Lovely post, I only seem to have white ones in the garden and wonder why..

Talkback: Bumblebee rescue

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 21:04
That is fantastic to hear, I never knew one could save bees in this way!

Fortunately I have not seen one dead bee yet this year which gives me lots of hope, every year about this time I find many struggling. This year I went to the garden and loads of bumble bees were buzzing around the primroses. So I bought I put more primrose in ;)

Planting Lupin seeds

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 20:57

I have no idea, they were different colours from my late summers garden, I got initially from JParkers and some were dry roots from Morrisons.  The seeds were small, pale green and shrivelled, some swelled after soak and some didn't.  In contact the ones from the e-bay nursury are black, shiny and much bigger, like tiny black pebbles. I have not seeded these yet, I think I may do tomorrow same method with jiffy pellets to see which germinate if at all/ better or more, fingers crossed.  I have never seeded lupin before.

 

Perennial Geraniums.

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 18:34

I have one of these beauties, got it from coblands two year ago, it was a sea of deep blue all last summer, now after the winter its a little pile of straw.  I tried to take cuttings last autumn but it didn't work.  Now I am thinking of dividing but I am a bit scared to harm it as its the only one I have, all others are pink (different variety).

Any advice?

 

Thanks

Planting Lupin seeds

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 12:47

Thank you blairs, just put them in today, I soaked them over night, and put them into expanded jiffy pellets and tray then covered with a poly bag.  I used the ones that I collected from last years flowers and not the e-bay ones.  Is it true they will have more vigour if fresh?

 

The only thing, is that I didn't push them too deep or cover them with much soil in the pellet?

 

Regards

Planting Lupin seeds

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 14:15

Hi,

I got these lupin seeds from an e-bay nursery and also from lupins growing in my garden last summer.  The seeds bought are dark, big and shiny, mine I left in pods are pale small and shrivelled, wondering why? as my lupins were good flowers originally from Morrisons and JParkers.

 

Also I have a green house (unheated) because its been so mild, I am tempted to put them there in a propagator/seed tray, am I being too impatient?

 

Many thanks

 

How long do Lupins live?

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 13:09

Hi,

I have just put lupins in the flower beds this year, and apart from early rabbit attack, they did really well, I am really surprised as the soil is clayley and we are very exposed, I am concerned what they would look like next year and I'd like to propogate them, some are in the middle of flowering, I cut back some seeds but I don't think I left them to ripen as I was in two minds whether to ripen or deadhead, is growing from seeds in a green house a better option?  I am a bit squeamish about splliting and digging up?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/27452.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/27453.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

Heuchera's

Posted: 19/02/2013 at 19:28

Hiya,  I am going to keep an eye out, replanting at a deeper level is too much for me, I don't understand fully why a plant would want you to do that for them.  As I say I am not a sophisticated gardener, if a plant doesn't work I just try another type, spot etc.  Having said this good luck to everyone!

ps.Verdun I will let you know how I get on with Rings of Fire here.

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