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Posted: 02/09/2017 at 10:46

I give mine the Chelsea chop and also place a hoop support for them to grow through to keep them tidy.

Amaryllis Beladona or Hesperanthus

Posted: 02/09/2017 at 10:40

I am not sure which these are and was hoping someone could identify them for me. 

Very tall flowers, could you name them please.

Posted: 26/08/2017 at 10:25

What a good idea Fairygirl. Thanks. 

Easy to propogate Coleus

Posted: 26/08/2017 at 10:19

Thankyou Mike, that is really welcome information,  especially  with regard to overwintering them. 

I am definitely going to try it. Nothing ventured and all that.....😊

Last edited: 26 August 2017 10:20:48

Seed pods on New Zealand Flax

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 08:51

Definitely worth a go. Thanks. Shall sow half today and the rest in March. 

Seed pods on New Zealand Flax

Posted: 21/08/2017 at 08:33

I put some seed pods onto kitchen roll and left them for a few days to dry out. Then I managed to twist the pods open to extract loads of black seeds. 

I too would like to know how and when is the best time to sow them. 

Easy to propogate Coleus

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 07:16

Thanks Chrissy and Jacquim, I am going to give them a try overwinter but I will definitely be buying them again next year and like you Chrissy, will take cuttings to increase the numbers for the pots. 

Very tall flowers, could you name them please.

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 07:08

Thanks Will, Busy-Lizzie and Bob. I've looked at  H. 'Riverton Beauty'  and they couldn't be more of a match. I will move them further back in the border next spring as the lower third of the stems is unsightly so needs to be planted behind other plants.  I shall definitely give them the 'Chelsea chop' next year. Thankyou all again.

Easy to propogate Coleus

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 08:45

I bought some very cheap Coleus plants at the start of summer and they grew like billy-o. I knocked a couple of stems off while moving them and stood them in a glass of water to enjoy  the leaf colours indoors. We went away for a week and when we returned the stems has filled the bottom of the glass with roots. I've never known such easy cuttings material...s

Very tall flowers, could you name them please.

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 08:31

Thanks Grannybee, I thought that but the height of them threw me. 

Discussions started by homebird

Cymbidium won't flower.

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Amaryllis Beladona or Hesperanthus

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Easy to propogate Coleus

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Very tall flowers, could you name them please.

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Are these Heliopsis or Helianthus

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Are these Leucanthemum.

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Please help me name this plant.

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Pea plants

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Leaf ID please

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Crab apple jelly time.

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What is this plant?

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Rudbeckia Sunbeckia.

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What is this Blue flower called?

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Rambling rose

What do I do with it? 
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Pond care

Muddy waterIt doesn't seem to be  
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