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How high ( in inche preferabley)

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 19:52

Could anyone tell me if this plant is very tall  or is it as the lady at the store says - a trailing plant ?


Posted: 19/05/2013 at 09:37

sorry , dont reconize this 100% but it does look like a non edible solanum. I have grown shrubs before from a mixed pack of seed from  Chilterns .To identify the shrubs I have gone to a family run nursery ,checked there shrubs out for the same one . If I could not find a particular shrub I have either shown them a photo or taken in the plant if its in the size of plant pot which yours is still in .

maybe someone on here reconizes your plant ?

Talkback: Primula pot display

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 09:25

I have propergated primroses in a few weeks years ago and found that this way works.Carol Kline showed on gardeners world to take the seed pod after flowering while the seed is still green . She scraped off the sticky green seed layed it on top of a pot of damp seed compost. when I did some I  then put a very fine covering of pearlite to barely cover the green seed . I cant remember if Carol did this with hers ,but I then , like Carol put a piece of tile over the top and left it outside. I was a bit apprehensive as when I have sown primrose/primula  type seed before it has always said on the packet not to block of the light as light is needed to germinate .

BUT the seed germinated in a few weeks. It was a bit of messing about with the sticky seed but worth it !

What are the fields of yellow flowers I see everywhere now? " />

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 21:48

The Blue is better that is the Linseed Oil /flax I think ?

What are the fields of yellow flowers I see everywhere now? " />

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 21:47

Oil seed Rape- it dont  half stink after its rained! it can be exused though with the cheerful yellow of it!

Doncaster , Landscaper required , can anyone recomend?

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 20:00

Friends of mine who live out Doncaster way , south yorkshire are looking for  at landscaping there garden its just over half an acre , its got out of hand , they are now looking for a landscaper . I s  there anyone out that way who can recomend a decent priced company / landscaper  please ?  

They are looking for something low maintinence for the finished area in question . 

Beared iris Border

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 19:11

forgot to say i have alliums too the giant type planted throughout  the iris bed . These specialy near the wall for protection should work out better for you than mine , we are surrounded by fields and open to the elements of whatever the weather brings!

the allium seed heads are huge  the size of a dinner plate .they are very decorative in

the winter, speciely covered in snow or frost ,

Beared iris Border

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 18:59

What about Autumn Crocus,The leaves come out then  die away until autumn.  I too love my Iris I have a mixture of Iris reticulata, Mini daffs ie tete a tete , narcicii are not overpowering , grape hyacinth , I fill all the gaps with cows;ips, wild type primrose - cant think what they are called might be P. Vulgaris - the pale yellow ones.I am in the process of planting house leaks - It is just an experiment I may not be happy with them if the bulbs wont grow through . But we shall see .

any ideas??!!

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 22:21

Dovefromabove YES YOU HAVE IT IN ONE- It realy is the remembering thats difficult - But I have worked out WHY !


The things we are learning - they are making the answers harder !

Anyway apart from sorting all that out , I can also tell you the foilage is very attractive and the flower  from the bulbus part to the tip of the green tip can measure 36 inches ,smells awful , get it to the bottom of the garden .but dont let on that it stinks - plead ignorant like I do . If you want to photograph it which is why I grow it , then do this on the first day its fully out . it only stays a day before its going home !

transplanting wild bluebells

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 22:08

How about filling the bank with a series of other wild flowers by seed , or bulbs . differant plants for the changing seasons .,  you could go for a huge spread of the wild Primrose  /cowslips etc This would blend in beautiful with the background of the now Bluebells  and the trees which you mention too would give the look the height. I myself wouldnt go for a mix on a big scale unless your chosen plants do not have any which are vigerus species . As it has been mentioned there are companies which specialise legaly in wild Flowers if you let them know of the soil / growing conditions they can advise too . in Autumn  2012   I came across on the internet some nursery selling the wild orchids . These too would look good and amongst the grass  with the woodland in the background . Some photo's would be lovely when you get your banking up and in flower with whatever you choose!

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does anyone grow ?

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infested by green caterpillers -no leaves left. 
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this works well ! 
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Azaleas ? I'm intrested in what others think on this one !

nurseries and watering ? 
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Grey leaved ,rockery plant, white flowers 
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shrubs for a large border. open for suggestions please 
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sowing seed .

Is it too late? 
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Other flowers the same shade of blue? 
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Moth Orchids

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