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Weed identification

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 21:40

the sow thistle family has several variants - but all seed furiously.  If it were in my garden I'd have it out (wearing gloves as they are very prickly) and on the bonfire.

Orchid

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 20:24

Alam Titchmarsh has an excellent "how to get it to flower again" video on GW website.


My two spider orchids are now throwing up new stems


and my wonderful son, by doing nothing whatsoever, seems to have brought my Christmas amaryllis into flower again.  I had tucked it away to rest!

Mystery plant

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 17:51

a few years back I had crocus coming up in two or three pots that they had not been planted in and on examining my sack of compost it became apparent that there were a few more in there.  I concluded that a squirrel or mice had been hiding them there for a winter snack, and I had not noticed when I used the compost.


A nice surprise addition to your garden, methinks.

Jasmine - too early for flowers?

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 17:15

In Bedfordshire mine was flowering from April and is just about over now, except for a few late stragglers. However the one in France took several years to get established and only now flowers prolifically - again in the spring.  Feed and encourage this year and you may get some late flowers, but I suspect you will have to wait for it to get more established.

Heavily scented flowers

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 17:09

I'd go for pinks every time - mine flower and are scented in a trough (similar to a window box but at ground level) for about 9 months of the year.  In the spring there are also some scented primroses - you'd have to test them out before you buy though as the GC's never mention scent.

Plant ID please!

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 17:03

the scent should be quite heady in the evenings and it will self seed prolifically - transplanted seedlings need lots of water to get them over the move.

whats this please

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 16:55

I agree, though |I know it as Maltese cross - whatever, it is pretty and less invasive than other Lychnis can be.

Mystery plant

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 10:01

on second thoughts don't freesias look like that when they come through?

Indoor stargazer lillies.

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 09:59

probably - just be aware of what could happen and be prepared to act if you are unfortunate enough to see a beetle, or the disgusting slime they hide their eggs in which must be remived immediately

A few questions

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 18:46

....and beware of giant greenfly, especially during and after flowering.

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