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where are the seeds?

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 21:42

Clematis, yes waterbutts, Bill Mackenzie is looking splendid.

Interesting about the peas and beans. One or two leguminous plants that I thought had shed when I wasn't looking may not have set seed

I do have seeds, but there are a lot of absentees

where are the seeds?

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 21:35

Thanks fidgetbones

I had lots of insects around but maybe the wrong ones. Fennel  hasn't made seeds here either. Bupleurum falcatum, nothing, 2 forum seed swappers were hoping for some of that. That's a real hoverfly favourite and although we had some they weren't in the usual numbers

where are the seeds?

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 20:49

I've never known such a year for flowers not maturing to seeds. I poke about in a brown head and it's a soggy mess, no seeds. Various umbellifers have just stopped, look like immature seeds and have done for weeks, then they drop off.

I thought the later summer weather was good for ripening off seed.  Anyone else suffering this?


Posted: 07/10/2013 at 19:27

I'd sow thalictrum in pots now. Most, if not all, Ranunculaceae like to be sown fresh now. No heat required, you can leave them outside, grit on top, germinate in spring.

They'd probably be OK straight into ground, but I find pots of seedlings easier to manage than seedlings amongst weeds in the garden

Rowan shedding leaves

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 19:07

but it wasn't autumn when hazelnut posted

Saving bean seeds...

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 20:06

thanks Zoomer happy gardening to you

strange plant possibly from bird seed

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 19:07

My money is on thornapple. It's a plant that's turned up uninvited in pots for me. I've always thought it came in with the compost.

A photo would confirm or not

Wildlife gardening...hopes for the future

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 13:33

Not many frogs and toads here but plenty of newts. They probably ate all the frog and toad spawn til there were none left. 

Total access for hedehogs but none turned up.

Yes, really impressed with the false sunflower hollie hock. I'll probably move it for next year, I just put it where there was a space but I like the real insect attracters near the front where I can admire the plants and the visitors

Moses in the bulrushes

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 11:09

Also Dianella berries at this time of year.



Posted: 06/10/2013 at 09:32

Both those things are important Dove. I can see that

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