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What are these two plants

Posted: 23/05/2012 at 10:36

I think you just select the aspects/features of the plant you know - ie: shape of leaf/flower/where it lives etc and it can be very detailed or not, depending on how much info you already have...I only used it once to find the name for Toadflax and it was pretty accurate.

good wildflowers for low Victorian garden wall?

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 19:12

I had Glynwyn but couldn't find any that like a very hot, south/west facing wall...all my ferns are in the other side of my garden where it's damp and cool. Are there any that grow on a hot wall in practiclaly no soil? Would love to know if there are! figrat - hadn't thought of sempervivums and must confess I have to google as can't remember what they are :\

What are these two plants

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 19:09

I know - it's very extensive! Very good too

Nematode Warfare

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 14:13

no idea! I am hoping the brown, as that is what I have...I bought some stuff from nemesys and it's coming son - will check what it says on pack and let you know

good wildflowers for low Victorian garden wall?

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 12:15

PS: I like the idea o seed bombs and even modules, but the gaps in my wall are very very small and the best I can achieve is to push a little soil into them here and there, but I doubt a larger plug would fit. That's why I was looking for good self-seeders and plants which have seeds that like to be scattered on thr surface and don't need much soil at all...thank you all for your ideas! figrat, I have loads of snails and slugs in my garden, so will bear that in mind!

good wildflowers for low Victorian garden wall?

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 09:30

thanks figrat! hadn't thought of forget me nots...great idea.

good wildflowers for low Victorian garden wall?

Posted: 20/05/2012 at 22:01

ok - have bought my Erigeron seeds - thanks D have you had any luck sowing them directly into a wall or do I need to germinate them inside first?

burhinus - I have nicked a piece of toadflax from a front garden but it didn't take, unfortunately...then I tried sowing seeds directly into some soil I had scattered in the gaps of my wall - but nothing germinated (wish I'd had Alina's advice earlier!) ...would love to find a place which sells small plants already in pots, but have yet to find this...I would love to cover my wall in Toadflax as I think it's beautiful too.

Small shed

Posted: 20/05/2012 at 20:19

Have you tried Greenfingers.com? I got mine there and they have lots of smaller sheds.

good wildflowers for low Victorian garden wall?

Posted: 20/05/2012 at 20:15

thanks Daintiness - never heard of it but about to Google

good wildflowers for low Victorian garden wall?

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 21:26

Of course...too dry - hadn't thought of that with all the rain we've had, but I guess that only applies when the plants are actually out. Thanks Alina - will try Aubretia too.

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