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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

Talkback: New tortoiseshell butterflies

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 22:05

just seen a comma on the argerathemums this evening - hadn't seen one of those in ages - delighted

A couple of plant IDs please

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 21:56

it's a bit like achillea ptarmaticum  - except that has a spray of flowers at the top, and a bit like one of the anaphalis family....you're certainly keeping us all on our toes OL

Discussions started by gardenning granny

guess who's hiding in my compost bin

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can anyone ID this plant please?

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seeds for drought resistant meditteranean plants

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huge-wasp-nest-in-the-hedge

how to get rid of it - and then will the wasps return next year 
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When can I put the geraniums out?

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