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Clematis from seed?

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 21:56


I've been thinking the same thing. My Clemantis Montana is going over to seed and my thinking is that it must be possible. As surely plants find a way to survive without us? So some of those seeds, given the right conditions must grow into new plants over time.

Having said that, I do think the best way is to take cuttings from existing Clematis plants. I have some brilliant advice on here and am doing my trial of cuttings...... so far none of them have keeled over. I think for some plants cuttings is the way to go.

I'll have a look and try and post a link to the advice I was given.




Posted: 11/06/2012 at 14:02

When I was growing up, my mum used to use spit and dock leaves for nettle stings.

As soon as we got stung we would look around for dock leaves

Perennial Geraniums

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 21:29

Thanks Daintiness, the plants themselves are doing well, I'll just cut off the affected leaves

Plant ID

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 21:11

Hello diggingdoris,  Thanks, glad my plant knowledge is increasing. The leaves are very similar to the hollyhocks that I grow. Still can't remember where where it came from though, but thats the great thing about  plants. It's very healthy and doing well.

Plant ID

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 21:00

Thanks Aliesha, thats good to know. It's great that somehow it's found it's way it my garden.

Plant ID

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 20:16

Thanks Gary & dander,

Fox-and-cubs, what a great name.

So I wasn't far off. thinking it was a hollyhock. Can't remember where is came from. bit something tells me I planted it.  A mallow? Something in my brain says is that related to veg such as a cucumbers or something similiar.

Just out of interest what do you mean dander by the weather has fooled it? It's been very wet and windy and none of my other holly hocks are no where near to developing flowers. This one was planted outside the garden

Thanks again

freesias from seed help!

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 19:48

Hello Gloucestergirl13, I'm with you on the seed sowing.

I love growing stuff from seed, nothing better than seeing/picking flowers that you have grown.  You can get fantastic volume and great results. I'm in my 2nd year of doing this.

As for freesias, I thought that you buy freesias bulbs rather than seeds. Although I dont have them in my garden. Maybe have a look at bulbs

Perennial Geraniums

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 19:31

Over the last couple of months I've bought a few perennials geraniums ( I think). They are doing well, and have flowers. I have noticed though that that some of their leaves are turning a yellow/red colour.

The first one I bought, a Geranium bohemicum did the same thing but is now looking very healthy and flowering well.

Is this something I should be worried about? All of these plants are in partial shade, but in fairly heavy soil. Just wondered what causes the leaves to turn colour.

 Thanks for any information


Plant ID

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 19:04


Would love to know what these 2 plants are.

The first the orange one, I'm guessing it's a weed but I like it,also smells good. Does it have any benefits for wild life?

 The 2nd, I thought it was some sort of holly hock but now I'm not sure

Thanks for any information


Posted: 08/06/2012 at 12:50

 Hello, here it is- I think it's some sort of Oestopernom ( not spelled correctly)

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