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does anyone know what this plant is

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 20:17

They are very fine seed. It may have come on a birds foot.

does anyone know what this plant is

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 18:56

I think mimulus. Can you show the whole plant?

Climate change or just The Weather!

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 16:53

I put the heating on, and my Ugg boots, and a fleece jacket.

The blackcurrants here are at least a week early. I should be picking them , but it has been tipping down all day.

who knew?

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 16:50

From wikipedia

Sedum telephium, often called Hylotelephium telephium,

Not in this garden it isn't..

Oriental poppies

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 09:04

I think a lot of the varieties sold as red have an orange cast in them. I find colour descriptions very subjective. I find Pattys plum to be a very muddy mauve. Turkenlouis red is brick red rather than pillar box.  If you want really red, there are annuals such as ladybird. Even amongst the common corn poppy, there are some that are more red than others. Mike is right in that seed grown will vary. Buy a plant in flower to get the colour you want, and then split it in the spring just as it starts to grow(easy) or take root cuttings in winter. (harder)

should I harvest my potato's yet

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 08:53

What variety are they? Are they early or maincrop? Where are you?

In Cornwall, earlies are ready for harvesting, up North they will still be small. Maincrop will not be ready yet. That said, if the leaves are yellowing, there may be something wrong with them. Have they had enough water?

Too many tomato pla ts

Posted: 10/07/2017 at 13:51

Too close together they will be liable to moulds and rots.  The size of a growbag should only support two plants. Cut the others out to give the two left more space to grow.  I would not pull them out, the roots are probably intertangled.

Plant ID.

Posted: 10/07/2017 at 09:26

Put little fences around them to keep the mower off. They might even spread and you get an orchid meadow.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 10/07/2017 at 09:23

Well done DD. It sounds like you have a success on your hands.  Lots of hard work but Oh so satisfying.

 I hope the forkers trip to Kew goes well today. I am still cream crackered from my walk around Much Wenlock.  Hubby spied a water mill in an estate agents window. It just needs several hundred thousand spending on it. It doesn't even have windows in. No we are not buying a money pit. Even if it does have the mill pond and five acres.


Posted: 10/07/2017 at 09:16

 All need to be pruned according to normal principles.

Roses are pruned in Spring. Wisteria pruned twice, once in August, once in February. Clematis.. it depends on type, a montana late in season after flowering, type 3 cut to ground in Spring.

Do you know what types of rose and clematis you have?

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