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ground cover

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 20:50

hello, how about bugle/ajuga? Gives ground cover all year round, spreads and easy to propagate. Tough, seems to grow any where and sends up lovely blue stems of flowers in late spring which pollinators love

Lynchis ('Ragged Robin')

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 22:12

Thanks nut, the plant I'm describing is the Lychinis flos-cuculi, it was a white type, so interested in what colour flowers the offsprings will produce. I have just sown the Maltese Cross type as well Didn't realise they belonged to the same family.

Lynchis ('Ragged Robin')

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 21:37

Think you are right Bob, don't know the variety of mine, it was a white one, got from a local market for £1.50. It grew to about a metre tall. Like you I planted it in a paritally shaded bed in clay soil. The others that grew from seed I've planted in a more sunny spot. I would like a 3ft variety

Lynchis ('Ragged Robin')

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 21:14

I only had one plant last year and that definately did not need staking, it wasn't that tall.

Lynchis ('Ragged Robin')

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 21:12

When I sowed the seeds off the plant last Summer, I think they were very quick to germinate in the coldframe, maybe a couple of weeks. The plants that I have grown from seeds are short stocky rosette in shape, I'm expecting the longer stems to grow up into flowers later in the year.

 

Lynchis ('Ragged Robin')

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 19:25

I collected seeds from this plant last year maybe mid Summer, late june, early july when the pods were nice and dry and sowed straight away. I had a really good germination rates and have many 2nd generation plants already in the garden. I also swopped some of these seeds with another member earlier this year and they have germinated as well.

Maybe have a go at sowing some now indoors, keeping some back for a later sowing outdoors. Hope that helps......a bit

 

 

experiences with free offers of plants

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 18:18

I got the 36 perenial order from T&M last year, after I got over the shock of how tiny they were and a lot of growing on, I guess the price was adequate....but don't think I would do the same again. Think I could have got the same results from growing from seed. I also got the snowdrops in the green last year from them as well, didn't think the bulbs looked that great. Looked at the offer this year and now dispatch isn't until Sept, doesn't sound in the green to me.

Is this spring worse than last year's?

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 21:10

Definately worse than last year. Last Winter and Spring were very mild, no wonder my seeds did well. I have done some sowing earlier this year  but won't be doing any more for the next couple of weeks I think, which is very disappointing as then that takes us into April.

grass plant seeds

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 21:04

They are looking good to me Christopher, not ever grown grasses from seed but have seen the blue type in gardens I have visited and always liked them. Were they easy to germinate?

A further question, do grasses attract pollinators or other wildlife?

 

MOB rants

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 20:38

Not a teacher but in my world you can't have a floor outside a pub. A floor is a floor and that is something inside a building.

Discussions started by hollie hock

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Couple of Ids please

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Cuttings

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Some pictures 
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