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Plant ID please

Posted: 16/07/2017 at 15:09

Got lots of this, Echium absolute bee magnet. Don't get rid of it, it's lovely. 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 16/07/2017 at 00:54
Hostafan1 says:

Hiya Lovely Lyn. Not an intentional Night Owl. I just can't sleep and my alarm is set for 6.45 to get me up for work. 

Fancy a trip up to Rosemoor , not this week coming, maybe following week?

See original post

 Couldn't think of anything better, (well maybe I could😀😀) give me a ring, any day suits me. 

Begonia Corms

Posted: 16/07/2017 at 00:52

They would probably be dried up and gone by now, they should be planted Feb/march time. 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 16/07/2017 at 00:44

Hello  Hosta night owl🙂


Posted: 16/07/2017 at 00:41

When you sow the seeds again, mix them with sand, you get a finer sowing then. Leave them until they're quite grown on, they thrive on neglect,  when they are about two inches tall, water them then tip the whole lot out and gently tease them apart. I grew these a couple of years ago and planted along a 100' border. Each separate colour is a different plant, they can grow very big. 

Seed and Plant Swap 2017

Posted: 16/07/2017 at 00:27

I can save Delphiniums, no where near ripe yet though, also Francoa, pretty tall pink ones.

can also save different types of Salvia, white Foxgloves and bringing on some Summer King.  Hopefully won't be cross pollinated but can't guarantee.(Foxgloves that is,  it Salvia🙂) 

Will post again when ready.

Last edited: 16 July 2017 00:27:50

Identification please

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 16:35

I would say thats a weed Lyn. if it were a Hollyhock it would have buds on it by now, keep an eye on it and don't let it self seed. 

Could be wrong, but I don't think so. Weeds grow up very much quicker than plants. 


Posted: 15/07/2017 at 16:14

As they've all turned to seed I'm not sure they'll flower again now, but do cut them all off and see. 

The life cycle for an annual is to flower quickly and set seed, then it thinks it's jobs done and they die, next time, dead hear right from the start as soon as you see them go over, that way the plant will think it's still got to produce flowers to reproduce. 

ID for small flowering plant

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 16:08


hydrangea flowers not opening

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 15:55

The middles don't open fully, it's something to do with the  fertilisation. The outside flowers are different to the inside ones, can't remember off hand exactly which is which but I saw a programme on tv about the reproduction of the lace cap.

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