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Plant ID Please

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 21:36

How strange! I only buy bulbs from poundland as they have a better chance of coming true. Potentially you had a load of Coleus seeds instead?

tlc to christmas cactus

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 21:31

They are such simple plants to care for, which does make them easy to neglect! My mother had one for years (I think it was her mothers originally) and it never flowered, we stumbled upon the "secret" (link below) to yearly reflowing and its been an annual treat the last few years. It tends to bloom before Christmas though! We need to work on the timing a bit more I think lol.

Help me save my cyclamen!!

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 21:26

In addition to the advice above Potentially it's too warm? By this time of the year they are expecting quite cool or even cold temperatures...


Posted: 20/07/2013 at 18:50

I think Anthuriums make wonderful houseplants! I was in a garden centre a few months back and saw one with purple flowers just like the the picture below. It's not the same as yours happymarion (well I dont think it is) but I was blown away by how unusual it looked.



How long do Lupins live?

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 18:42

Dreamsofspring lovely garden (and lupins)! And my what amazing views you have!

How long do Lupins live?

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 18:41

You don't need to divide, report or split if you don't want to . They tend to come back each year a little stronger until they reach their peak then they start a visable decline over the years until they just "give up".

If you want to move them though I would go ahead espically if they have only been planted this year. Dig deep to get the tap roots though.


Another bee question

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 17:27
Welshonion wrote (see)

Huntertony, not sure what you mean by 'quite heavily protected'.  Bees of all types have no legal protection at all.  And if you read this forum for any length of time you will realise that some of the posters resort to chemicals as soon as their plants are threatened.

Admittedly there are less posters advocating the worst of the chemicals and sprays lately, but I'm sure many have still got the chemicals stashed away somewhere.

There was a piece in the newspaper quite recently stating that the chemicals remain in the soil for a long time, so the valuable beasties are not safe yet.


Is that true? Were they ever protected at one time? At school (many moons ago) we were told never to kill bee's because they were protected and that has always stuck!

How long do Lupins live?

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 17:21

Verdun you should! The colours of these "new" ones is really vivid, they tend to have strong contrasts and are supposed to be more robust and hardy. I don't know about that, but the seeds germinate really well *finds a link* - Here

(The ones in my picture are the good old fashioned Russell variety though)

Plants for a hot, sunny conservatory

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 17:18

Inspiration 101!


In our conservatory we have A few Bird of Paradise plants and a largish Aloe Vera


How long do Lupins live?

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 16:18

I love lupins too! So colourful and amazing to look at!


Alas though they truly are short lived It could be my soil. In fact I know it is as the picture above is generally the best I ever get! Then a few years later and they don't come back any more. I never learn though planted some "Woodfield Hybrids" this year.

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