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OK folks, what's this one?

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 20:34

I think parasitic plants are amazing. I did try to seed some of the one that has purple flowers on the Lathraea clandestina or purple toothwort. It never took, I have seen a fantastic spread of it.

OK folks, what's this one?

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 20:20

If there are no leaves, it may be one of the parasitic broomrapes.

Can anyone ID this plant for me?

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 20:01

I agree with Nut.

Plant identification

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 19:57

I think you have white alysum (little dorrit), and possibly nigella. There seems to be part of an opium poppy leaf in the top right hand corner.  Let them grow, but they probably need thinning a bit.

Plant identification

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 19:52

A primula.  The collar of leaves around the flower makes it more likely to be one of the sports of Primula vulgaris  such as Kerbelmilk

The old name for this type was Jack in the green.

Last edited: 11 June 2017 19:54:25

Why won't my wisteria flower

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 15:11

Beautiful wisteria , Doghouse riley.

Are they all grafted, or do you have any on their own roots.? I took a layer off of mine. It tends to flower better than the grafted one.

Dahlias from seed

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 04:43

Mary, what sort of dahlias are they? The dwarf ones used for bedding start to flower quite early on. Dead heading is all they need. The larger sort need pinching and some disbudding of secondary buds to make good heads.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 21:34

Hosta, how is it affecting the cannas?

Can someone please identify this plant

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 21:09

Phormium or New Zealand flax.

Blackcurrant harvesting

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 18:24

Where are you?. i generally reckon here in the Midlands,  I pick blackcurrants mid July. They are then sweet enough to eat raw. You may need to net them to keep the blackbirds off.

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