gardenning granny


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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.

Indoor stargazer lillies.

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 18:43

I've had to abandon growing lilies because of the lily beetle.  No amount of vigilance and daily picking them off helped.  So you need to be aware that the handsome red lily beetle may be a threat and take action the minute you find the first one.  They also attack fritillarias.  Sorry to be a wet blanket, but forewarned is forearmed.

Planting Suggestions, please

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 18:29

I would go for the shrub solanum - fabulous blue flowers and will leave space for something lower growing underneath it.  Then I would add sarcococca - wintersweet - for it's winter/spring scent.  Infront of that I would plant pinks, again for ground cover and scent.

Mystery plant

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 18:21

or a campanula?

Weed or hollyhock

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 12:46

I agree - get it out before it flowers and sets seed

a hollyhock would have snail trails all over what was left of the leaves by now

Can You Identify This Flower For Me Please??

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 13:53

some of the verges and roundabouts here, in the Languedoc, have been sown with a "wild flower mix" of poppies and californian poppies and that rich gold colour with a strong clear red poppy is stunning at the moment (March/April 2016) - I think I'll toss some seed into the ground and see if I can get a patch going - if the snails don't graze them off before they get going that is!

Worms/Leeches climbing up house wall...?

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 10:26

"over the fence" is a patch of wild scree frequented by ducks and I like them!

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when to take cuttings of Tibouchina

 
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choosing a greenhouse

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can you ID my new succulent please?

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Are you gardening in France too?

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more seed sowing queries

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anyone tried taking grevillea cuttings?

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guess who's hiding in my compost bin

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