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Avocado tree

Posted: 25/12/2016 at 13:08

Happy Christmas. It will have to stay indoors, it's a tropical tree. Enjoy it as a houseplant while it looks good, keep it warm, and not dry. 


I've never kept one long but houseplants are doomed when they come to my house

What Do I Put My Acanthus Seedlings Now?

Posted: 24/12/2016 at 18:59

things do germinate quickly if you sow them fresh before they go dormant. 


Cold frame sounds a good plan, If you haven't got one, make one or get a cheap and cheerful from one of the GCs or B&Q etc

Wildflower identity

Posted: 24/12/2016 at 10:54

Looks like Lythrum salicaria, Purple Loosestrife. 

Shrub flowering at the wrong time. Why?

Posted: 23/12/2016 at 21:14

plants don't read the books, they react to conditions, past and present.


It's always been the same. 


we like things to be predictable but it doesn't work like that

Maltese Cross seedlings

Posted: 22/12/2016 at 18:19

E.mellifera ia beautiful but not quite hardy enough for some winters here. I had one in the garden for years but the year it went down to -14C was much too cold for it. They're very easy from seed and grow quickly. I have one in the garden and one in a pot now, in their second winter but last winter didn't happen.

Maltese Cross seedlings

Posted: 22/12/2016 at 13:11

I have a salvia self-seeded into a pot containing Euphorbia mellifera. It's in the cold GH so I'll see how it develops. No idea which one it is. 

Nerines

Posted: 22/12/2016 at 08:54

All plants are better in soil than in plastic bags or a box in a shed, there is no time in a plants natural life when it sits exposed on the surface of the ground.


If they're going into pots I'd put them in pots. I'd protect them from extremes of cold and wet.

Maltese Cross seedlings

Posted: 21/12/2016 at 23:26

no heat on the aquilegias, no


Cold GH or coldframe, they germinate OK outdoors, it's what they do naturally.


Re the salvia, not one I know but I had a google and it looks like greggii or a hybrid of. Slightly less than fully hardy here, I wouldn't sow yet.

Maltese Cross seedlings

Posted: 20/12/2016 at 23:23

Honesty needs to be in the garden, it's best sown where you want it to flower. I have grown them in pots and pricked out etc but they didn't like it. The variegated ones snuffed it.


Here Maltese cross dies back in winter, even in a cold GH most years, then grows again from the base so I should think pinching out would be a good plan.


what sort of salvias

Absolutely nothing to do with gardening too too

Posted: 20/12/2016 at 14:04

I tend to use olive oil for everything but it seems to work OK. 

Discussions started by nutcutlet

Calling Bensmith412

spam 
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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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ponds

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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Lonicera ID

 
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First paeony of the year

 
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