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any idea what it is

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 14:03

You SHOULD NOT TAKE ANY PLANT FROM THE WILD.    THIS IS WHAT CREATES EXTINCTION .  MANY OF OUR NATIVE PLANTS  ARE EXTINCT.  YOU CAN BUY THE CULTIVATED PLANTS FROM THE NURSERY .  

ALSO WHAT YOU SHOULD TAKE INTO MIND IS THE FACTTHAT YOU CAN BRING VIRUS AND DISEASE INTO YOURS AND EVERYONE S GARDEN NEARBY MANY DISEASES WILL KILL CULTIVATED PLAN TS WHICH YOU HAVE.  WHEN PLAN TS GROW IN THE WILD LIKE THIS THEY B UILD UP THEIR OWN IMMUNE SYSTEM  . CULTIVATED PLANTS  ARE NOT SO INDISTRuCTABLE. .

SO PLEASE DO NOT  BRING WILD INTO CULTIVATED . 

SCIENTISTS  USE  THE GENETICS OF WILD FLOWERS   FOR THE GOOD OF CULTIVATED , DISEASE  FREE  NEW STRAIN PLANTS.

Encouraging Quicksilver to grow bushy instead of straight up

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 13:47

Most shrubs will bushout if you cut from the top - but just check up  that cutting into old wood will not kill the shrub . 

Dont learn like I did , I cut a beautiful Broom in half as it was getting too big . Then found out when it died that you only cut off into NEW WOOD   in the    Broom family .

propagation boasts and failures

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 22:44

For Hebe cuttings Take  heal cuttings , after dipping in rooting powder push several in a mixture of gritty compost . put in propergator or put a poly bag over . I usualy cut the leaves in half - just so I can keep a check on new growth . when new leaves have started to grow this is usualy a sign they are rooted . I leave mine outside in shadey area's. Some are quicker than others.

propagation boasts and failures

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 22:38

I bought a few Phorniums from a garden centre , They were massive and weighed a ton . Reduced to £8 from £30 . The rainbow warrier was split up into 5 big pieces . The green Wave was split into 3 it had been £20  down to£8 . Bought another lost label Phornium and split  it into 3 . They are all still big plants with massive leaves .

My first Phornium , P . Tennex we bought in Cornwal over 20 yrs ago ,  Split it up  straight away and gave some away,  

During the bad winter we had in2012   we thought we had lost them all . But we pulled out the soggy leaves and cut the remaining down to about 10 inches. That summer they allstarted sending new shoots up .I now have a selection of lovely phorniums.

Why won't my Oullins Gage fruit?

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 21:32

I could be wrong here but is it like  Choysa ( mexican orange) which I once had , I gave this lots of food and it got massive , realy good condition . I then read that you shouldnt overfeed or it all goes into the growth. So I stopped feeding and the year after year it was full of beautiful white flowers . It got to a beautiful size and then we moved . 

iris problem

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 21:06

The rizome  is usualy part in soil so it can get the hot sun. I get snails  on my Iris leaves which munch away leaving holes .other than that I cannot  think what it could be sorry.

What grey leaved plants for under trees

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 20:40

What grey leaved plants can I put under a holly tree please ? , trunk is 5ft before branches start

pansies primrose primulas etc....

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 09:57

 I find most type of primroses grow well under decidues trees / summer flowering shrubs  ( exept the ones which need lots of water, I cannot grow Bullimia type - please exuse spellings), when  the primroses have  finished flowering  they die down and the shrubs come into there own .At the end of the season the decidues trees/ shrubs lose there leaves and the primroses start again .

advice for starting a seed swap event

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 23:03

How do I get into seed swapping on here please?

Talkback: Turkscap lilies

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 14:28

PS. Just read the top letter about smell  it may work but this one didnt which I tried for the same reason .,  . I planted  from Arum lilies  family "Dracunculus " - These stink and I mean stink  so dont try it . It made no differance whatsoever. Might give the garlic a go though -will try anything once in the aid of gardening.

Discussions started by lucky3

does anyone grow ?

bush type beans 
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How does this overwinter in yorkshire ?

Perovskia 
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CAN ANYONE HELP PLEASE ?LOOKING FOR CASS REMOVALS

WANTED; THIS REMOVAL COMPANY 
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BARK HAS CRACKED AND IT IS WEEPING 
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-questions-about-broom--/-undecided--

TO MOVE OR TAKE CUTTINGS ?  
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cabbage-plants-

infested by green caterpillers -no leaves left. 
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orchids-in-greenhouse

this works well ! 
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GIVING ME PROBLEMS ,HOW DO I GET RID OF IT PLEASE? 
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Azaleas ? I'm intrested in what others think on this one !

nurseries and watering ? 
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SNOW IN SUMMER

Grey leaved ,rockery plant, white flowers 
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azalea's - When does everyone feed

feeding 
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shrubs

shrubs for a large border. open for suggestions please 
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sowing seed .

Is it too late? 
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FORGETMENOT blue.

Other flowers the same shade of blue? 
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Moth Orchids

In the greenhouse? 
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