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The cutting garden 2016

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 20:36

I like to have cut flowers in the house , and as much as possible I like to cut my own.

My year starts with a little bunch of snowdrops, followed by daffodils and snowflakes, peonies and large alliums,  sweet peas in the summer, and then gladioli and dahlias. I am adding in Ammi majus, perennial gypsophila, zinnia whirligig, and delphiniums grown in the veg patch.

What are you growing for cutting?

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 20:14

First fledgling today.  A blackbird, still with yellow gape, being fed by his dad.

Mr Mallard was here at 6 am, but no lady friend. maybe she is sitting on eggs.

The squirrel has left the camellia alone this year, taking a fancy to magnolia buds instead.

Has anyone found Marion yet?

flower identification

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 22:22

Seed off of mine last year, has germinated in a week. No extra heat required other than being in the greenhouse.

mystery pink flowers

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 21:36

Most bedding plants respond to pinching. I see dwarf french marigolds for sale at the moment, with one central flower, and I just want to cut them all off.

mystery pink flowers

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 21:09

Grow from seed as bedding plants. pinch out the tops to make them branch at about 3 inches high. Plant individual plants about six inches apart.

I used to grow and plant them for a neighbour, about 45 years ago. I raised them and planted them, and got a penny each for them. (a shilling a dozen ). You get a lot more in and six inches apart, but you get a better effect.

flower identification

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 21:04

I have melton pastels, soft pinks, grow to 4 ft tall.

unidentifiable pods

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 20:41

Possibly. In Perth botanic gardens (Kings Park)they had a lot of palms, and some of them had what looked like nests of dinosaur eggs in (but pointy). These were the buds of flowering shoots. I'll see if I can find a photo.

flower identification

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 20:38

Knautia macedonica?

New shoots

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 20:35


unidentifiable pods

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 20:15

Have they dropped off and are loose. or are they the buds of flowering heads?

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