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Posted: 07/09/2016 at 11:52

I'll stick with my worms. Fortunately more people are coming round to the idea that there's no future in killing everything that doesn't fit in with our plans. Glad to hear this one is coming of the market. It's a good start.

Butterfly ID Please

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 21:05

They are pretty, woodland species I think, it's always amongst trees and shrubs that I see them, never in the open meadow

Am I just being impatient?

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 21:04

aqilegias and hellebores are cold gerninators, sown when ripe for hellebores and same for aquilegias or in mid-winter. Never in the warmth of the house, outside or cold GH.

Always worth thinking about what happens in nature. Seeds ripen through summer, then drop onto the ground. Some germinate first time it rains

Others sit all winter getting cold, then not so cold, then wet etc. And germinate in spring. Especially those plants in the ranunculaeae family and the apiaceae.

How to raise Eryngium Alpinum from seeds please?

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 20:57

Yes it will at this time of year, just as the ground does when the seed fall on it. It doesn't matter, the cycle of wet/dry/ cold/not so cold through the winter breaks the dormancy

How to raise Eryngium Alpinum from seeds please?

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 20:51

I don't do anything except slug pick occasionally from sowing time to germination time, they don't need watering before they germinate, the weather does that. You're copying nature, nothing artificial

Butterfly ID Please

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 20:45

speckled wood, nice

How to raise Eryngium Alpinum from seeds please?

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 20:44

they'll probably not germinate til spring, I often bring my cold germinating stuff into an unheated GH about Feb so I can keep and eye on them and nothing wipes them out. I bring anything that germinates before spring into the cold GH as well, same reason. I go around the outside pots slug picking, they lurk under pots, sling them on the drive for the birds

How to raise Eryngium Alpinum from seeds please?

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 20:30

Sow the eyngiums now, gritty compost, and leave them outside aym, no messing about

Plume Moth

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 19:53

Dunno Fairy. Not sure that particular one is common at all. 


Posted: 06/09/2016 at 18:22

I wouldn't worry, something will eat them. They don't look like serious pests

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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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Lonicera ID

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First paeony of the year

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