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Plant IDs Please

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 20:45

 Not the best photo I've taken. These are neglected alstroemeria  ( as well as a few snowdrops). The ducks have been trampling on them and they're not as advanced because they are too shaded now. I probably ought to move them.


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 20:21

It looks like its badly drained, which it may be if you are on solid clay. You can hire a tool which punches plugs out of the soil and then either fill with coarse sand or compost . Failing that if you decide to start again, rotovate a load of compost into the top 6 inches to give a better base, then firm down and reseed.

Plant IDs Please

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 20:12

Do you mean shasta daisies?  Leucanthemum superbum.

Does no 4 have yellow daisy type  flowers ?

Plant IDs Please

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 16:43

5 is geum 6 is perennial cornflower. Centaurea montana

3 alstroemeria  or peruvian lily

1 aconitum or monkshood.

Sensitive Plant & Seed Competition

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 16:00

This sounds like an advert for MJL plants to me.

Tomato Feed - Yes or No

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 14:53

I would leave them in the conservatory.


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 09:27

Is it in heavy shade all day? It looks like a combination of poor drainage (clay underneath?) and too much shade or something trampling all over it.

When you say you have treated it to feed, weed, and seed, twice, when was this?.  Its too early in the year for a response to that regime .  If you have recently seeded and it is not waterlogged or been eaten by the birds, seed should start to grow in the next month.


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 09:09

 Mrs Garden,  My S. patens formed substantial tubers. I have potted them and kept warm they are just starting to grow. If you know where yours were, I would gently fork them up, pot them and keep them somewhere warm until they start to grow.


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 08:36

Yes its a heated propagator. I switch it off in the day so that it doesn't get too hot, and then back on at night. If the sun is on it as well, the seeds will cook. As soon as they germinate they will come out. I find that a lot of seeds need a bit of bottom heat to germinate, but not to grow on.


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 08:26

I have delphinium black knight in the propagator. Just beginning to germinate after 2 weeks.

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