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Festuca Glauca (Elijah Blue) - Remove Seed Heads

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 19:50
Don't know of any reason why you shouldn't.

Mycorrhizal Fungi

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 19:49
I'm trying it a few woody herbs that I've planted out over the last couple of weeks, their predecessors never really got going. So I will wait and see...


Posted: 22/04/2012 at 17:53

I've got a 'back up' fridge in my shed which is mostly full of my seeds! I keep them in plastic containers with lids, and put in those silica sachets which seem to be ubiquitous in packaging these days.I keep on meaning to try the damp kitchen paper trick on some of the more geriatric ones, but never seem to get round to it. But this year have had very poor germination from a 5 year old packet of mixed salad leaves, so at least that's one packet to go on the compost heap.

Help identifying plants.

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 17:29
yarrow2 wrote (see)

No. 3 looks like a bit like a houseplant I had which died on me through neglect..  I never knew the name but it was a familiar popular one.  The flower is on a tall stem and is white - like a giant Cuckoo Pint thing but exotic.   The leaves look very similar.

Peace lily? I thought it looked like that.

April in Your Garden

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 16:10

Bit of a wafty day today, found it hard to get stuck into anything. Potted on my pathetic pepper seedlings, thought about pricking out some basil but then decided to leave that till tomorrow as the forecast for here in South Devon looks grim. Planted out some dwarf borlottis which have been in the cold frame & popped a cloche over them. Cleared about a zillion forget me nots.

Bearded irises should be flowering in a couple of weeks, and there are buds on the Mme Alfred Carriere which grows on the wall outside my kitchen.

Are Day Lilies invasive?

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 16:03

In my experience they do spread, but the clumps just get bigger rather than them popping up all over the place. I thik it also depends on what variety they are...there was a clump of a rather ho hum orange hemerocallis when I moved here, I got fed up with it and dug it up as it didn't produce enough flowers to earn its keep. I must have missed some bits, as there are a couple of little plants there now, but I'll see what they do. I've planted out another couple,Kathereine Woodbury (I think) which has pinkish scented flowers, and a pale cream one. They've been in a year or so and haven't got massive by any means.

Blue Lake Pencil Beans

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 15:52

I planted out a dozen dwarf borlotti beans in the garden this afternoon. They've been in the cold frame with the lid open during the day for a couple of weeks now, so I thought I'd liberate them. They are under a cloche though.

Help identifying plants.

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 14:10

Changed my mind re scabious, but looks so familiar!

Help identifying plants.

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 14:04

Hmmm, I fear I can't agree TDC, the stem doesn't look like crocosmia to me.

Help identifying plants.

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 13:59

Hi Bonnie, the first one's a hellebore, the second looks like it's posssibly a scabious, the third looks very familiar but haven't a clue what it is - it reminds me of a peace lily, most often grown as a houseplant but I'm sure I'm wrong.

Hope you don't mind me updating link for you.

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