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Flower identification

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 19:10

and highly scented.

Flower identification

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 18:34

Allow the leaves to go yellow and die down. Lift and store the corms frost free ( but not too warm) Plant deep next spring in a sunny position in well drained soil.

Worst Winter ....... .?

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 18:28

The old method of hanging up a bit of seaweed and looking out of the window works best. If its wet, its raining. If its flapping about its windy. If its dry, its sunny.

Its about as reliable as the met office anyway.

wildflowers for a bank

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 18:06

You may be able to get plug plants at the moment. They would then flower next year if you get them in now.

 Try here

http://www.meadowmania.co.uk/default.cfm/loaddoc.204

or here

http://www.botanica.org.uk/Plants/NativePlants/Primrose.html

or

http://www.wildflowers.co.uk/cms/

or you can get seeds to sow in spring, pot on into little  7cm pots, and plant out next autumn. Seeds are available in most garden centres.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 17:58

Allotment Max---- you can cancel the gym subscription. You have an allotment.  Plenty of things to spend money on there   .......compost, seeds,and plenty of exercise.

Flower identification

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 17:53

They are Gladiolus murielae    aka Acidanthera

Talkback: Cooking elderberries

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 17:51

Good luck Tam.I dont know whether you can get some of the varieties we have here, such as Sambucus Black Lace,  but there are many elderberries that are decorative as well as productive.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 17:48

I went a couple of times to Wollaton Hall this year. But the best bit is the chinese restaurant in the old  ?? stables??

The gardens are managed by Nottingham City council, and the museum is very dated. It has what I call bucket windows. Most of the displays don't have a proper theme. They seem to have a bucket load of stuff, not related , and chuck it all in one cabinet. I was itching to rearrange it.

Flower identification

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 17:43

Are the flowers in a spike, one on top of the other, or all together at the top?

Try looking up gladioli and see if that fits. there are lots of varieties and colours, but the flowers are basically the same shape.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 17:32

My green house is not tidy, Matty.

I've stuffed as much as I can in, before expected frosts. I want to clear the dahlias, but I have one 5ft high in full bloom still, and it seems a shame.  But then again, I want to put bulbs in that patch for Spring.

 We have two new baby squirrels, just out of the nest.Mummy squirrel is trying to get rid of them, looking very fed up. Its very late, but a lot of the birds have also had late broods, they must be second lots. Natures way of making up for last year I suppose.

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