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Posted: 22/05/2014 at 16:43

Snap, Fleurisa. Epimedium has those mottled leaves. Jap Knotweed has really thick stems at this time of year and would be several feet high by now.


Posted: 22/05/2014 at 16:34

I bought the lychnis in the hope I will get seed off it to propagate. its just an expensive seed packet.!!!

Raining again here, thanks for sending it ,Nut. You can keep the hail.

The lavender seedlings I had last year. Grown on, they are ready to plant in final positions now. Some may even flower this year.

Not worth £40, but for £5.65, the cost of a couple of packets of seed, you probably get more plants than you would from 2 packets of seed.The plugs are about the size of the tip of my little finger.

Perennial Planting

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 14:44

The coreopsis I had last year flowered  but didn't survive the winter. The others I would expect to flower next year. The delphiniums I would pot on to bigger pots, keeping them slug free. In the ground over winter, they are unlikely to survive the slug onslaught.

The geum and campanula  I would plant out when the roots fill the 10cm pot.


Posted: 22/05/2014 at 14:35

Lot of rain here overnight. Dry now, so I went to the  garden centre. I bought a pink lychnis (double ragged robin?) called jenny. It looks like a cat sat in the middle of it, all the flowering stems splay out, it might need some support.

Should I interfere with the onion?

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 06:44

If it doesn't, I get a nice flower.


Posted: 21/05/2014 at 17:52

I think the thin stuff is marestail. its a nightmare to get rid off. Keep pulling it out.

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.

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