Marco de Jong

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Magnolia container or kept under control?

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 19:36

I would be carefull with pruning magnolias, for the harder you prune them, the bigger and faster they'll grow, and the less they will flower... The stellata's however will stay quite small, so will not need much pruning.

Aechmea Blue Rain

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 19:34

The main plant will die, but it may form small plantlets at its base which will flower in a few year's time.

Aechmea Blue Rain

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 19:03

These kind of bromeliads are monocarp, wich means that they only flower once, and the  die.... So, if the flowers are fading, it could be that it's just concluding it's lifecycle... I'm not a bromeliad-expert though, so i'm sure somebody else knows better what's happening.

What's your worst nemesis, your most dreaded weed or plant?

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 17:54

Speedwell and petty spurge are the worst things to have on a veg plot... It is impossible to get rid of them!

help with ID please

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 09:15

I think the second one is Triteleia laxa, a bulb

passion fruit seed

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 16:59

It could be Passiflora edulis, which has purple, edible fruits. 

Mysterious Rhizome

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 18:55

The flowers look like the black briony, but the leaves don't... It might be in the same family.

Mysterious Rhizome

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 16:29


It started flowering today, little bundles of flowers, each one about 2-3 mm wide. I still don´t know what it is. Anybody?

plant ID

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 07:33

I thinks it's Dranunculus vulgaris, it's flowers are wonderful, but the smell is dreadfull... 

Mysterious Rhizome

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 06:39

It has been growing in a pot sice i got it, because i didn't know if it would become invasive. I don't think it's a hop, for i know what that looks like. It's leaves are not hairy and quite thin. 

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