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Noob Q about growing from seed

Posted: Yesterday at 20:36

I wouldn't plant either of those this year. I'd grow them on and plant them out in spring.

Dying plants: which comes first - fungus or plant death?

Posted: Yesterday at 18:43

it doesn't look like HF to me and I doubt is persicaria suffers. I would look to the waterlogging and deal with that. If it can't be dealt with, plant something that can cope.

Fungal spores are everywhere and are part of the breaking down of dead plants. Without them we'd be in trouble

Seeding from established (I think) allium

Posted: Yesterday at 18:35

 the seeds need to ripen to black and the pods go papery and open up before you pick them. Seeds must mature on the plant before they're dried off. Picked green they will never ripen.

It sounds a bit early, many agapanthus are still in flower.

If there are any still on the plant, let them ripen.

Dead-heading and seed collection don't go together. 

Seeding from established (I think) allium

Posted: Yesterday at 17:20

were the agapanthus seeds black? If not, they're not ripe. If they are black, take them out of the paper bag and sow them. Fresh seed germinates best and agapanthus  do best like that. They don't need heat but I bring mine into an unheated GH or cold frame over winter. Outside for now. They probably won't germinate til spring.

Same for the alliums but they don't need any protection.

Deer in my garden

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 20:44

Deer in my garden

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 19:52

muntjac eat euphorbias 

Please could anybody tell me what this plant is?

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 18:39

That's my favourite section of the GC Nicole 

Identify this plant

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 18:16

Persicaria microphylla, possibly 'Purple Fantasy'. 

The name always puzzles me, it's less purple than 'Red Dragon'

unexpected sighting of a frog - help!

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 17:59

whatever slug pellets do to hedgehogs they will do to frogs. Nasty stuff

Pruning Hypericum Hidcote

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 14:39

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wot dunnit

Damage to my persicaria 
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Richard's Clematis

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Calling Bensmith412

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I've been to Barnsdale today

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I think it's some sort of geranium

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fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

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a couple of oddities

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the perils of plant ID

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yet another clematis question

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feeding the birds

is it good? 
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for Guernsey Donkey 
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what dunnit?

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might be ricinus

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Paeony. Is this one worth keeping?

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roses from seed on behalf of marksman

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