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Marco de Jong

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"The Blues"

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 19:49

The best blue is always Meconopsis! No plant could be more heavenly blue. Sadly I've  never managed to keep it alive long enough to flower...

Mysterious Rhizome

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 08:22

Thank you.

Mysterious Rhizome

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 14:45


I just got this rhizome at a plant swap today, but I don't know what it is. It was labeled, but the label only said 'Climbing plant with nice foliage'. Help!

Looking for a ground cover plant

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 16:11

Periwinkle (Vinca) would probably work. It's quite rampant and will grow in partial or even full shade.

more seed sowing queries

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 16:22

Hibiscus seed themselves everywhere here, I would just sow them in a pot now and leave them outside over winter, unless the temperatures drop very low. They should germinate well in spring. 

Something to cover a pergola that doesn't drop flowers

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 13:16

You could choose an ornamental vitis, they don't often produce flowers or fruits, and their autmn leaves are beautiful.

ID help please. Weed or not?

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 20:37

Looks like borage to me...

Flowers to Grow in Allotment

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 20:36

Crocosmias work well as cutflowers, and they are completely trouble free.


Posted: 08/09/2014 at 18:53

Thank you all for your quick responses!


Posted: 08/09/2014 at 18:37

Thank you Dove. I believe it's a highlander, so I will try to put it in a brighter spot.

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