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What is this plant

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 14:37

 These look good with the orange and lemon wallflower type plants . I say wallflower type as I have them in my garden but I dint think they are wall flowers . maybe the same plant (erisimum )  in differant colours . I will check it up as Ive never known what they are - but they do come each year and are beautifuly eye catching.

Where do you grow your Allium's?

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 14:29

yes please Jess is in the garden and friends , I'm open to all sugestions . I had been searching for allium bulbs in the garden centers  but now Im thinking i might need to wait until back end for autumn planting . 

Instead I had ordered seeds from a catalogue , these came today. So I have planted some now and I will sow the rest in autumn and problebly outside to compare . I know I will have to wait years for a flower , but if the seeds germinate at least it will be something to look forward too . Meanwhile Im open to all sugestions.

But Im also looking for fhe " honey bells "  thanks for all your suggestions.


Posted: 14/05/2013 at 14:20

I have found that the primrose family flower in both shade and sun .I n direct sun they do go a bit floppy . Once they have had a drink in the cool of the evening they perk up ..

Where do you grow your Allium's?

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 21:14

Thankyou so much for remembering, Ive checked them up  and yes they will do lovely , under the holly tree isnt in full shade  so Im open for suggestions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

Very underweight hedgehog found on doorstep

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 21:07

 , I started reading from the begining and was dissapointed that it was last year  so Im very happy to read your update .When we were small we found a white hedgehog , I think now it must have been a young one as its spines were soft . We just thought it was an albino. We left food out each night and it was gone next morning -hopefully to the hegehogs

Where do you grow your Allium's?

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 19:04

They are not called Fritilleries  are they ?  I used to think these were alliums till I saw them called Fritilleries  ( sorry not spelt it right , hope you know what I mean ) If you dont mean these I look forward to kno.wing what they are , always open to new ideas

mystery chrysalis

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 18:59

Why dont you put the entire piece in a jam jar  , a piece of paper  on top with holes in  but not too big holes . I use a bodkin needle or equivelant  .secure with a rubberband  and put it in a dry but sunny place . maybe in a green house, shed ,, somewhere dry outside , or depending what you think   maybe the window sill . . What  ever it turns out to be it is left for you to decide wether to let it go into the garden  or squish it !  It is very intresting to watch a chrysalis turn into a moth or butterfly specialy if you have  small children !


Where do you grow your Allium's?

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 17:49

Just been copying a border plan from gardeners world program they use alliums as underplanting . I thought these had to be in the sun  ,  what experiances has others had  please  with alliums ?

any idea what it is

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 14:23

I forgot to say if you do want a plant from this family look at Arum Dracunculus . This is masive The flower spike is burgendy  mine measured  from the bulbus part to the tip a whacking 32 inches . The leaves are very attractive ,it realy is a big plant , Beautiful the day it is fully out -Infact at each stage its intresting . BUT this is what I advise : Plant at the bottom of your garden - it realy does stink . First year I had a flower on this I was looking round for the victim . Living in the country with surrounding fields my first suspect was a pheasent had died somewhere close by. But it was the plant in flower . Makes a good photo shot - which is why I keep it !  The Yellow ones too of the same family are attractive - these grow near water   I have only seen them in a national trust property - can't remember which one but think it was in Cheshire.but I cant say wether they smell or not . I am not meaning the cultivated  smell less type which you CAN buy in a pot from the nurseries. 

any idea what it is

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 14:07

If you still want some in your shady border ask Maud to send you some - sounds like you can have some of hers and gladly just for the asking.

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