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Latest posts by Lordswood

need help to indentify these

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 19:17


I'm with you Rodgy-dodge. Rhodo and sedum.

What is this plant called?

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 10:40


Allium bulgaricum I know it as.

What is this plant called?

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 01:02

 Alliums in bud?

Black Spot on Roses

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 19:32

Most years black spot hasn't been too much of a problem (I've only got one rose - a climber) and I've just picked off the affected leaves when I've spotted them.

This year I wouldn't have any leaves left if I did that and despite the black spot it's the best display of roses I've ever had.

I'll have to resort to spraying, but I'm a bit concerned about spraying so many open blooms. Anyone know if that's a problem?

What is this?

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 19:23

It's a bit bizarre. Any UFO sightings in the area?

What are you sowing now?

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 13:46


Maybe it will too hot in your greenhouse Oakley Witch, but I live in the middle of a wood and my greenhouse is in partial shade for much of the day, so that didn't occur to me.


What are you sowing now?

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 10:10

Now is a good time to sow biennials.

I'm about to sow native foxgloves and some other biennials from leftover seed which may still be viable.

My project for the weekend is to go round the garden digging up (for growing on) self seeded foxgloves and evening primrose which pop up all over the place. Later I shall plant them in more appropriate positions.


No Name

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 22:17


lordkent,  your mystery plant has the flowering habit of gypsophila, but somehow it doesn't quite look like that. I love it !

How big are those blooms?

Odd looking plant

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 21:33

I think it's a Phallus Impudicus - a stinkhorn.

Believe it or not my friend's father used to eat these things at their youngest stage plus a number of equally unappetising looking fungi.

They grow in the woods round our house and smell like a decaying corpse.

Plant id please

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 19:56

An Allium?

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