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Is this Cephalaria Gigantea (Giant Scabious)?

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 17:03

I took a photo anyway, the sticky bit isn't wood and I could break it with my hands.

It's the mound of leaves in the foreground


 I've had the odd tree germinate in a seed pot but never 3 or 4. Were the seed and compost from a reliable source. I've had some interesting germinations from garden club seed swaps.

Bees: How can we do more ?

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 16:45

I don't think I ever used insecticides. If I did it was too long ago to recall. I've signed petitions too numerous to count but I'll sign as many more as is necessary.

 

 

How to find out if compost is peat free?

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 16:38

If it doesn't say peat free, it isn't. Peat free is a selling point for some (me) and is always on the bag.

Identify plants

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 15:53

Doesn't look like either of the strobilanthes I grow. Also all the strobilanthes I know are dormant in winter.

I'm still in the wait and see camp

Is this Cephalaria Gigantea (Giant Scabious)?

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 14:14

I can understand your confusion. I can take a photo of Cephalaria gigantea now if you have any doubts about our negative ID here.

Have you any photos of the two plants last year, in leaf. How old are they? in their third year would be my estimate.

Searching on forum

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 12:53

Easier to start a new thread about the subject you're interested in.

Is this Cephalaria Gigantea (Giant Scabious)?

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 21:32

When the leaves appear they'll be easier to ID

Is this Cephalaria Gigantea (Giant Scabious)?

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 21:29

the top one might be some sort of willow.

I don't think they're both the same. Neither of them are Cephalaria gigantea

Soil for Wild flowers

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 18:12

When you think about it, although lots of our garden plants have been improved and hybridised, they're all developed from wild plants from somewhere. eg agapanthus are weeds where they come from because they're in the soil that suits them.

Therefore if all wild plants need the same soil, then all garden plants must need the same soil. But they don't do they

I grow a lot of wild plants but some are never going to grow for me. My soil is too poor

Edgeworthia chrysantha ( paperbush )

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 17:56

I've never considered it hardy enough for me Philippa. Though it would have been OK for the last 2 or 3 winters

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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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a couple of IDs please

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move a rose

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