Michael Sands

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Posted: 21/06/2017 at 23:19

It has more flowers and it grows quicker but have to wait until it parent flowers in order to compare fragrances?


Posted: 20/06/2017 at 00:36


Posted: 20/06/2017 at 00:35

Second photo posted of this F1 hybrid, love to know if it is unique or not? Yes, Lonicera similis var. delavayi Delavay honeysuckle but F1 version that flowers now.


Posted: 20/06/2017 at 00:26

Using manure

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 01:41

Fresh manure will burn the roots of plants...

Plant Ident please

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 01:38

It looks like a Marsh Mallow to me?


Posted: 19/06/2017 at 01:16

Hi, I was wondering more about L. similis var. delavayi honeysuckle as I bred a F1 from it with a wild form and one seed grew from all my efforts.

It looks like a L. similis var. delavayi but it is at present in flower and I think the flower smells great, it has yellow and white petals and strong growth.

I just like more info if this bred was bred before or if there is a similar one about???

Last edited: 19 June 2017 01:19:30


Posted: 20/07/2016 at 12:19

Thanks Richard, it is helpful to know. The problem these days is paper work, red tape and when you don't know what your doing then a whole load of cost, thanks again.


Posted: 20/07/2016 at 02:08

Aym280, I do my best thinking at night thanks...

Wakeshine, I should investigate more into that to see what the right thing is and how to do it, I think but these testing of new species can take years and cost loads but I'll see what happens?

Nanny, once you can get one plant then you can get more from it but a Dutch suppliers might have it? Something to search for now, I thought ebay or amazon might have it but nothing I'm afraid...


Posted: 19/07/2016 at 03:01

Thanks aym280, I see what happens as you never know what is around the corner ;)

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L. similis var. delavayi 
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Rosa rugosa hybrid 
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Is this Beetle a threat? 
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Mixed Celery

Mixed celery in one plot. 
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Chimney soot to protect roses from diseases.

Chimney soot to protect roses from diseases. 
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Does anyone know who sells Primula ‘Perth Sunset’

Primula ‘Perth Sunset’ Hybrid Cowslip Primrose, red in colour. 
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Artemisia abrotanum / Southernwood

It forms a small bushy shrub. The grey-green leaves are small, narrow, feathery and aromatic. 
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