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Posted: 10/07/2015 at 23:27

Green with envy here, Punkdoc.

I'd love to see beluga whales in their native habitat. The only ones I've seen were penned up at seaworld.

Why don't I remember what plants I have?

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 23:19

Snap. I started with a packet from Sarah Raven,  I overwinter some which flower early. I save seed from one year to the next. The seedlings flower later in the season.

Just collect the large seeds when they turn brown. Sow in March in greenhouse.


Posted: 10/07/2015 at 23:10

Can we have picture updates of the station, Gardengirl.?

Punkdoc, have a lovely time. look out for polar bears.  I hope no medical skills will be required, but I am sure that if they are, you are more than up to the job. Just believe. Have a good time.

Why don't I remember what plants I have?

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 21:59

I think they are both what I gave you last year. Salvia patens and Stipa tenuissima seedlings.


Posted: 10/07/2015 at 14:16

They will keep in the fridge for  few days.

Amaryllis sprouting again?

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 10:45

I put them in the greenhouse, then they get fed and watered with the tomatoes. I have two in flower at the moment.  I buy new each christmas, the biggest bulbs I can get. My mum has a collection and there is usually one or two in flower at any time. She never lets them go dormant. If you want flowers at a specific time, let them go dormant, and start watering six weeks before you want the flowers.

Garden programmes on the web

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 10:39

Thanks for posting the australian gardening programme link.

That costa looks like a bear. The beard must be hot in that heat.

Flower ID please

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 21:58

I think Oxalis crassipes rosea


Posted: 09/07/2015 at 21:45

We have been to Trentham gardens today. Monkey forest and tiny baby macaques enchanting.. banana cafe rubbish.

Loved Piet Oudolfs planting scheme. Found more fairies. Nice boat trip back to car park.

Thai restaurant for dinner.  Photos to follow tomorrow.


Posted: 09/07/2015 at 21:39

Hostafan. A Roscoea!!!

Plant in well drained moisture retentive soil in half shade. Mark it well. After it dies down for winter, you will think its died. Mine didnt reappear until late June, now galloping away. Which version of purpurea do you have?

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