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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Hardy geranium seeds not germinating

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 17:38

Best outside but its probably too warm for them. if you leave them and they dont germinate this summer, then save them in a cool place over winter and they will probably germinate next spring.


Posted: 21/05/2014 at 16:54

Bottom one is a hosta and a potentilla.

top one , thin stuff may be a broom of some sort, coming through a honeysuckle?

Actually that thin spindly stuff looks like marestail weed. Have you a photo of that on its own?

Unknown shrub / weed

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 16:51

Depends on whether you like it or not. Its a good space filler.

Talkback: How to prune and propagate dogwoods

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 16:18

It will probably help it to settle in, by reducing the transpiration load. (same as removing excess leaves on cuttings). Give it a bucket of water once a week for the next few weeks.

You may lose flowers, but if it has red stems its probably one of those you cut back each year so that the new red stems give winter colour.

Should I interfere with the onion?

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 16:14

Its a Kelsae. It weighed 2Lb 10 oz.

Plant ID, buddleia? One other.

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 15:46

You're right of course, Nut. Striatum is a lot bigger with yellow flowers.  I've had this little blue one, but I seem to have a mental block on the name.

Unknown shrub / weed

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 15:41

Looks like Leycesteria formosa to me too.

aka himalayan honeysuckle.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 15:18

Anthriscus ravenswing is cow parsley with darker stems than normal. I grew it from a packet of seed, but only managed to get one plant. Its setting seed, so I hope for more.

Should I interfere with the onion?

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 14:23

I've got the largest onion left from last year. It has shoots and roots. I'm going to stick it in, let it flower and save the seeds.

Plant ID, please

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 14:19

That was my thought as well. It should flower soon, yellow flowers in the evenings.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Bug identification please.

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Identification needed

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