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English bluebell,Spanish bluebell,scilla is it me or are these plants confusing

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 11:54

 In the ancient woodland at Felley Priory.


Posted: 28/04/2014 at 11:47

I believe it is a broad galvanized steel hand harrow. However links to a page where they could be found only show up a narrow version.

At the price (I gather £89 for the broad version) I guess they didn't sell many.

English bluebell,Spanish bluebell,scilla is it me or are these plants confusing

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 09:45

I also saw two solitary white specimens in the old bluebell wood. They were side hanging and identical in every other way to  the blue ones.


Posted: 28/04/2014 at 09:40

I am filling a bed next to next doors patio with lavender. It used to have pots on it that needed watering, last year it had a few lavender and a hedge of argyranthemums. I had the 48plugs which were tiny, but grown on they are now big enough to plant out. If you're not in a hurry I think they are  Ok. Just don't expect flowers this year. The alternative was 40 plants at a fiver each from the garden centre. Not an option really.

Happy birthday, orchid lady.

Identification needed

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 21:36

That would make sense I suppose.

I never see them here because our beech is hedging and never flowers. I thought for seed leaves they were huge.

Identification needed

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 21:24

This was growing under a beech tree in the bluebell wood. I assume it is wild. has anyone any idea? I couldn't decide whether the two leaves were seed leaves. They are quite large, probably 2 inch across.



Posted: 27/04/2014 at 09:26

How big and what shape are these bulbs, kef   ?????

Ornamental Bark

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 02:10

Ornamental bark will not feed the soil. In fact as it rots it may reduce the level of nutrients available to the plant. You should only use it as mulch to help retain water.

plastic greenhouse

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 02:05

The one I have now is a gardman mini polytunnel. The old one was a walk in greenhouse from lidl, but the same as the aldi photo.


Posted: 26/04/2014 at 22:57

I got my free seeds from countryfile today too.

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