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Aquilegia flowers 2016

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 23:52

Wakeshine,  keep an eye on the seed swap thread later on in the year, if you want to grow from seed. You could use a coldframe if you have no greenhouse. Inside the house is usually too warm for them, they tolerate cold in winters better than heat.

Plants are usually sold in garden centres in flower in early May.

Dormant roots are available during the winter from many suppliers.

Square flower on primula vialli

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 23:16

Yes, that is fasciated. The stem is thicker as well. It won't flower like that all the time, next year it may just be normal like the other flower.

Square flower on primula vialli

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 22:54

Can you post a photo using the camera icon?

A square flower on a Primula viallii may be fasciation.

Is it like this?

What is this wildflower?

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 22:25

can you post a photo using the camera icon on the right hand side of the tool bar?


Posted: 14/06/2016 at 22:21

My brother has two cats from the same litter, and they were losing their hair in lumps, scratching until its raw and bleeding, generally looking a right mess. They spent hundreds at the vets. A kindly nosy neighbour cat napped them and took them to another vet and alleged cruelty. They are chipped and the new vet contacted my brother with a bill for care. You can guess what he got told.

Anyway this went on and my brother changed their feed. The expensive stuff has gluten in. Cheap stuff  didn't . Three weeks on the cheap gluten free stuff, and their skin cleared up like magic.  Only my brother could get coeliac cats. Logical if you think about it. Cats are carnivores and should be on meat, not cereals.

sweetcorn struggling

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 21:57

Time to get them in the ground. Mine have only been in the soil for a few days but have put on a lot of growth.  Yes, its cold and rainy, but the roots need to get down into the soil to support the top growth.


Posted: 14/06/2016 at 21:50

Good evening, Clarington. How is the puppy?

Wrong colour fence

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 15:57

A coat of green on top.

Cuprinol garden shades in green orchid or juicy grape.

Very large Allium bulbs

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 15:49

The white flower heads if they are big, might be "mount everest" or "Mont Blanc"

Last edited: 14 June 2016 15:54:25

Very large Allium bulbs

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 15:47

Plant three to four times the depth of the bulb, with a layer of grit underneath to keep it free draining. You can plant them any time between now and November, they will start to grow in Spring.

I dont think they do very well in pots unless they are very large and deep.

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