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Posted: 04/04/2014 at 09:48

did I miss something?....homemade garlic solution Lyn?....sounds a good idea, and probably nearly as smelly as comfrey liquid for their roots.

Anemone de Caen

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 13:18

reminds me of a bag of compost in my reenhouse one year which seemed to be full of crocus bulbs - as fast as I| removed them more appeared.  I decided it was a zealous mmouse or squirrel lifting them from somewhere and storing them for the winter....

saffron crocus failing?

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 10:12

no offence taken Edd - just saddens me to see that large basket of beautiful purple petals against the tiny dish of red strands

saffron jelly if very nice - it is basically an apple jelly flavoured and coloured with saffron

I think the Romans mainly wanted the colouring, and one of the usual source for yellow was onion skins, so not to good in a sweeter dish!

saffron crocus failing?

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 19:03

 well those are the petals...

and these are the flowers growing in stony ground in France

is this what you are expecting?


What am I?

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 17:14

must you weedkiller?  they are so pretty, and if you really dont like them a quick going over with the hoe would remove them.

saffron crocus failing?

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 17:12

and the "saffron" that's worth a small fortune is the two or three red threads in the centre of the flower - quite sad to see a huge basketfull of petals pulled off to harvest a tiny amount of saffron!

Advice needed for a ground covering plant please.

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 15:21

perhaps another one to consider is epimedium - I've just noticed my yellow one flowering its socks off half under my Pembury Blue fir tree, and in the heavy shade of the fence - it has quadrupled in spread over two years.  The leaves take on lovely reddish tints in autumn too.  it grows amongst clumps of hellebores here.

Ornithogalum longibracteatum/caudatum

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 15:13

Philippa they've arrived - about to pot up individually and look forward to see how they develop.  Very exciting.  Thank you.

plant I.D. please

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 09:47

They are very decorative in the garden.  If they get out of hand there is only one way to get rid of them and that's weedkiller.  They have a miriad of tiny bulblets deep under the soil and not matter how deep you dig you always leave some behind which then enjoy all that extra space you've left them.




Plant Id please

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 09:43

I agree with nut - and they do self seed.  I would thin them out as soon as you can and then you'll have a fantastic show this summer!

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