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Can you ID theese 2 plants?

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 15:16

The pulmonaria has interesting flowers in spring which change colour as they mature, and seems to do well under my apple tree where it is rather dry and a bit shady.  It is rather prone to mildew, but can be cut back hard if it starts to look too awful.  The centaurea also is rather rampant, and sadly only blooms for a short while in later spring after which it sprawls and I cut mine back.

(Yet another) plant ID

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 15:09

....and be vigilant!  everytime you see a new bit coming up spray it.  ground elder is notorious for growing on boundaries - under fences where your neighbour may not be dealing with it - you just have to persevere and eventually you will win.

Ornithogalum longibracteatum/caudatum

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 15:04

As I keep telling my grandchildren - you never stop learning....

when I looked at the bulbs again this morning I decided they needed re-potting as they are so big.  I'll keep you informed - and thank you.

Ornithogalum longibracteatum/caudatum

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 12:13

They are certainly an interesting plant.

P - how do you resurrect a thread that has gone past? I'm so ignorant of the techie stuff and this did not come up on my email.

It's my birthday

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 12:08

Thanks Philippa - they're doing really well and have grown quite big.  I'm thinking of trying planting a couple in the garden in France next time I go, to see if they will overwinter there.

Our Silent Fliers.

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 11:39

I've had a lot of peacocks too, but Mike - why don't they like white buddleija?  I potted some seedlings last year and one is flowering white (the rest are deep purple) and the butterflies don't go near it.

Too late to sow.....

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 11:35

Sweet williams are tough cookies so I'd just go ahead and sow them in the open ground.  I' had such a good crop from my self-saved seed that I have them in several patches in the garden - of course they won't flower till next year.

I'm about to sow viola seed - last year I had so many plants |I had to fill my pots and planters with them and they flowered all winter - indeed the last ones are still flowering.

It's my birthday

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 11:31

Sorry to be late - don't often find time to check the forum these days - but I, too, wish you many happy returns , and best wishes for the coming year of gardening,jam making and all the other things I'm sure you enjoy doing.

A couple of plant IDs please

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 10:30

I had read the earlier post OL - and I love the ones which are white with the thinest blue edging imaginable

hope we can get them to grow - if there are any left when I get there

A couple of plant IDs please

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 22:09

yes, that's the one I was talking about - it looks as rampant as the achillea ptarmaticea I keep trying to keep withing reasonable bounds in my garden.

must pop diwn to Lidl to look for those lisianthus too

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