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plant ids please

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 19:36

I thought Silene latifolia... the white campion.

You probably  need verdun for the other,  but possibly one of the australian grevilleas have silky leaves.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 19:30

I haven't sown any raspberry ripple this year, but I do have a lot of seedlings off of this one.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 17:47

Yes, Panda I think that might be.

Punkdoc, Trentham garden. Best place to eat is the cafe in the garden centre next door. The cafe within the gardens is dreadfully slow.

There are lots of places to eat in the shopping village near the entrance.

Look out for the fairies.

There is also the monkey village at the other end of the lake.

Problems with sweet peas

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 08:48

Did you harden them off before planting out? Bought in plugs have often come straight out of a greenhouse.

Dahlias in pots

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 22:45

I would say a maximum of three. Some of my dahlias are already In pots that are 30cm across,  when the roots fill those they go in the garden. Small bedding type dahlias such as collarette dandy, would be better in tubs.

Last edited: 20 May 2016 22:46:07

Forgotten what I bought!

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 22:03

Could you show a close up of leaves and also of flowers?

We used to have enlarge function but its gone.

Forgotten what I bought!

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 21:57

It looks like a persicaria red dragon, but not very well. Does that ring any bells?

Japenesse knotweed

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 21:34

I assume they are using glyphosate injected into the stems. I think it is best left bare, any other plants growing there  may mask  growth from the JKW,  You would have to dig to plant anything, thus disturbing the roots and risking spreading it further. Any roots dug up must be incinerated on site.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 20:48

Oh Chicky, sorry about your aquilegias. I had a gall midge on one of my pears, it took years to eradicate them. I picked off and burnt all affected pears.

 Good luck understanding Marcella, yvie stevie.

Hugs for Dove.

Hostafan, I hope the hypnosis works.

 I potted on all of my tomatoes today, planted up a couple of tubs, and potted on some Ricinus.  I may have too many plants, we need a get together so I can pass on a few.

The aquilegias from last year...  are anybodies flowering yet?

Chelsea Flower Show

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 16:02

Darren 636 if you want tickets RHS were saying there were some still available.

Ring them for availablility. If you google it , there are lots of touts advertising tickets which may not be valid, at up to £1000.

Chelsea tickets

The prices below are for information only and do not indicate availability. Please check by calling 0844 3387502 (calls are charged at 7p per minute) before making any travel plans. Tickets are limited and RHS membership does not guarantee a ticket at member rate.

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