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Seed and Plant Swap 2017

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 14:39

I collect mine and sow in pots of gritty compost rather than trays, more depth and less space taken up.

Come winter there are rows of this and that standing outside the GH

Pruning Cotinus

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 12:32

Some people prune these back to stumps every year just at growth starting time. You don't get flowers but great  leaves. I'm think of doing that with mine.

I don't see it as a plant that could be trimmed to a rounded shape and kept like that without loosing its impact. Never seen that done though, maybe someone has.

Sloping/shaded border

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 12:26

I would lift the fabric and not put it back. It destroys soil structure but also, on a slope, whatever you cover it with will run downhill when it rains and when the birds throw it around, 

Geranium macrorrhizum and G. phaeum are good for shade and good at maintaining their form on a slope

Are these climbers dead?

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 11:38

That's very likely Bob

Seed and Plant Swap 2017

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 10:17

persisting here as well 

Sow the seed from your new plants when it's ripe. Outside. then you'll have lots more

Are these climbers dead?

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 10:15


Last edited: 05 March 2017 10:20:02

Are these climbers dead?

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 08:46

don't forget some climbers die back, but they're not dead. They regrow from the base. Note the dried curly bits on your 'Boston Ivy' 

Boston Ivy doesn't have those.

Some of the photos don't enlarge to a clear image but I think these are all clematis

Are these climbers dead?

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 08:38

neither of those photos of Boston Ivy,  are Boston Ivy.

Watching Seedlings Grow 2017

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 20:36

My money says they'll germinate 

Watching Seedlings Grow 2017

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 20:18

most of the astrantias are fertile Andy. Hadspen Blood certainly is.

When Hadspen Blood germinate prick out the ones with most pigment in the leaves, some aren't very dark, none of the named varieties seed totally true.

I'm having a bit of a poke around re Roma, RHS says deadhead to prevent self seeding

so does Claire Austin

Its sterility might be another one of those things that everyone knows but isn't true.

Discussions started by nutcutlet

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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Last Post: 18/10/2016 at 17:47

fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

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Last Post: 02/10/2016 at 09:45

a couple of oddities

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Last Post: 29/09/2016 at 14:23

the perils of plant ID

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Last Post: 17/08/2016 at 23:29

yet another clematis question

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Last Post: 16/08/2016 at 19:16

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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