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Confusion in understanding growing instructions

Posted: 24/06/2017 at 00:56

I do live halfway up a hill in Devon, 960' up.

It can be difficult growing things here, there's always a wind and for every 100metrs up, you can knock one degree c off the temperature. 

I just grow what I like, all from seeds and hope for the best. I've got shade loving plants in full sun, sun lovers in shade, it all seems to work whichever way I do it.

Erigeron grows wild everywhere in Cornwall, just hanGH's on stone walls, it won't grow for me here though.

Runner Beans

Posted: 24/06/2017 at 00:46

I pick mine out when they're small, just like any other plant from seed, they thicken out right from the start then.

Little blue flower

Posted: 24/06/2017 at 00:43

I'm not sure if they would take too long to flower from seeds.

Last year someone on the seed swap sent me some seeds that form bulbs, False Freesia,  they flowered first year, when  I dug them out they were already bulbs.  These look similar.

They definitely need the cold spell outside through the winter.

Am I right?

Posted: 24/06/2017 at 00:33

Coat on this morning in the garden๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ˜€

if its a Passion flower like mine it doesn't need any care, just a blooming good cut down in the Spring, it's very rampant and chopping it about doesn't hurt it at all.

Which plants would you relegate to the compost heap... for good?

Posted: 23/06/2017 at 19:13
Hostafan1 says:

That was one of our visits there Lyn. 

We must go again soon eh?

See original post

 Just seen this, just say the word dear.๐Ÿ˜€

What's this flower/plant

Posted: 23/06/2017 at 19:09
Hostafan1 says:

It looks like garlic which has gone to seed. 

See original post

 I agree with that, it's not a bud, it's already spent. It's a seed head.

Little blue flower

Posted: 23/06/2017 at 19:05

I've never tried but now I've seen them, I want some, just looked at the seeds, cheap and easy so will have a go, come back this time next year, I'll let you know๐Ÿ˜€

Confusion in understanding growing instructions

Posted: 23/06/2017 at 19:00

I have absolutely no faith in anything the RHS site recommends, caught them out several times, as Firefly has found out. 

I lost confidence in them when they said, on a TV programme that they never move or plant their snowdrops 'in the green' when I put that on this site everyone jumped on me.  I'm not sure if they even say that on their web site.


Posted: 23/06/2017 at 16:38

thanks Dove, that's what I get, little blank square,  thought I'd be clever and take screen shots of some plants close up for ID, then couldn't post them๐Ÿ˜€


Posted: 23/06/2017 at 16:19

deleted due to double post!๐Ÿ˜€

Last edited: 23 June 2017 16:20:39

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