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Aquilegia Kew seed collection - sweet rainbows

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 16:26

Yes division works and would make sure you get the same flowers.  I suppose the best time would be after it finishes flowering and make sure the replanted bits don't dry out.

Aquilegia Kew seed collection - sweet rainbows

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 14:36

I've done both break23.  If the plants are setting seed now then the seedlings will get established well before autumn and should flower for next year.  You an also take the dry seed heads off and store the seed to sow in autumn or next spring.  Aquilegia is pretty easy to grow, probably why it's so popular.  I doubt your seedlings will be like the parent plant though so if you want a specific colour best to buy the seeds.

Mr Fothergills Seeds

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 14:31

I've been told you must buy new parsnip seeds each year because they don't keep.  I get my flower and veg seeds from Fothergills each year and don't seem to have problems.

Viburnum Opulus being nibbled

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 17:59

Checked again last night and only found two grubs!  I checked every single leaf, luckily the shrub is still small. 

Wildlife pond - Algae and Newts

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 17:53

I think blanket weed and algae are both caused by excess nutrients (e.g. from fish/plant waste, soil getting in or using tap water to top up).  Any plant you put in should in theory use up this nutrients then they won't be available to the blanket weed or algae.  This year will be particularly bad because winter wasn't that cold so it hasn't been killed off.

Wildlife pond - Algae and Newts

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 08:29

You definitely wouldn't want it sat on the bottom of an 8 foot pond as it will either silt up or churn up all your silt making the pond a muddy soup.  You would probably just increase oxygen to your algae making it grow faster! 

Viburnum Opulus being nibbled

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 21:01

I'll keep that in mind landgirl, the leaves I removed were past it so hopefully he new leaves coming through get a bit of respite. 

Viburnum Opulus being nibbled

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 16:49

Hopefully I've caught it in time and if I keep removing the leaves with them on the back before they become adults and breed I might get rid of them completely. 

Syinga - not in leaf let alone flower!

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 14:38

Buddlejas didn't like this winter either.  Had 3 small ones die.  Luckily they had self seeded from my Mum's garden so were free!

Viburnum Opulus being nibbled

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 20:37

Thanks, I don't really want to use any chemicals so I suppose I will have to try and keep on top of taking them off manually. 

Discussions started by Mrs G

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Rogue hedge trimmer outrage!

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