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Calla lillies

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 21:02

Mine are still in the pots from last year. They have been under the greenhouse bench all winter. Now they are moving I will increase the water, but still keeping them warm. I won't bring them out until they are well advanced.

any idea on what plant this is?

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 21:00

Mine has got flower buds on. The scent of a lemon tree in flower is absolutely gorgeous.

any idea on what plant this is?

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 20:57

Once a week will be plenty.

 I would move it up a size pot as well. Repot and add an inch or so of new citrus or ericaceous compost all round.

Does anyone grow plumeria?

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 20:53

My friend had them growing in her garden in Perth, Western Australia. they don't flower until they get quite large. She started from a cutting off of a friends ,fairly easy to strike in gritty compost. About five years and five feet to flowering size.

I really love them but unless you have a hothouse I don't think you will get the flowers here.

Welsh poppy

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 20:28

I have loads. They just seed around. Howver some double flowered seed I got has not germinated at all. I think it is best if you get fresh seed and just scatter where you want it.

Someone down the road from me has an orange form, I just have the yellow form.

Last edited: 25 May 2016 20:31:06

Almond tree

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 20:25

I think they are caused by almond gall midge.


Posted: 25/05/2016 at 20:21

Cow parsley!!!

I picked some to add to a vase. very fancy florist. I should have sprayed it with hairspray. There are bits everywhere.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 20:18

I'm not criticising box hedges, I can admire them from afar. I just think about the amount of clipping cos I'm a lazy pig at heart.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 20:10

Well done, Lilly pilly.

I love the relaxed look of your buttercup meadow, Nut.

Sam, personally I hate box hedging, too formal for me, and I'd rip it out, but I know others will love it. You could do something like Monty Dons Jewel Garden in there.  I'd start by clearing it and planting annuals to fill it up until you are sure it is weed free. Then spend money on choice perennials.

Last edited: 25 May 2016 20:14:53


Posted: 25/05/2016 at 19:59

I thought that was what the millenium seed bank was for, punkdoc.I have to say the building at Kew is a lot prettier.

I didn't like the slavery garden either.  I want to relax, not be preached at.

I agree all art is subjective. I tend to like impressionist, but generally dont' like unmade beds, piles of bricks, and other stuff where basically someone is just having a laugh. Emperors new clothes and all that.

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