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Can I overwinter marigolds?

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 01:58

Oops - apologies to all! I was told they were marigolds but if they are plants then they must be calendula. I don't know much about marigolds/calendulas (I think that's pretty obvious by now!) so sorry for misleading everyone.

I feel more confident about putting them outside now, planted in the garden rather than in a pot as I think this may offer better protection against frost.

Thank you for taking the time to help me out - it is much appreciated.

Can I overwinter marigolds?

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 20:52

Oh dear - not much hope then. They are large seedlings so I'll just stick them in a pot on a windowsill and see what happens. I don't know where my friend got them from at this time of year!

 

Thanks for all your comments.

Can I overwinter marigolds?

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 13:08

I have been given some marigold plants by a friend but I am not sure whether I can plant them out in the garden or not. What is the best way to keep them over winter?

What is this pretty plant, please?

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 16:32

Thanks for all your very helpful replies, and the link. I shall show this to my friend, who I am sure will be absolutely delighted. She loves her garden and no doubt she will be back to collect a few seeds in due course!

What is this pretty plant, please?

Posted: 12/08/2012 at 00:16

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/10745.jpg?width=321&height=350&mode=max

 Can anyone identify this pretty little flower? I was walking down the road when my friend spotted it and luckily I had my camera with me. It looks like it may be an herbaceous perennial but other than that I haven't a clue. The flowers are only about the size of a 10p piece. sorry about the picture quality, I'm not very good at bending these days!

What is this strange plant?

Posted: 31/07/2012 at 15:16

My aubrieta was weak to start with - it was in a pot on my porch window where it gets the sun all afternoon. I intended to keep it there to build it up before planting it out but it never made it. I think my husband may have over-watered it, which will have encouraged the liver-wort and killed the poor old aubrieta!  Nevertheless, it has introduced me to a plant which I never knew existed so that's a bonus.

What is this strange plant?

Posted: 31/07/2012 at 00:29

Thank you both for your replies - I hadn't a clue! I don't think I'll be keeping it, though. After looking it up, I think it could be a problem if allowed to spread.

What is this strange plant?

Posted: 30/07/2012 at 22:56

Can anyone tell what this evil-looking specimen is? I bought a potted aubretia plant which subsequently died and this odd-looking plant appeared in its place. The leaves are covered with strange funnel-like formations. I have never seen anything like this before.

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/10391.jpg?width=350

 

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