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Wild flower seeds

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 21:15

There are hundreds of wildflowers that grow in shade, but not the type that grow in grass meadows or the bright coloured annual mixes.


Grass generally doesn't do well in full shade though a few species will. Not wild in this country but Millium effusum 'Aureum' will brighten up a dark corner and Anemathele lessoniana does well in shade. Both easy from seed.


Primroses, foxgloves and red campion do well, Greater and Lesser Celandine at different times of year. Nettle leaved Bellflower, later flowering than most shade plants. Snowdrops, they grow wild here, good for very early flowers. 

seperating plants

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 20:58

I think at this stage you'll have to prop them up. They won't be self supporting.

What is this??

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 12:28

that's mildew. 


Looks awful doesn't it. Looks a bit like one of the Michaelmmas Daisies but they're not shrubs.


You won't get rid of the white this year and it stays even if you get the chemicals out. If you give it more water next year it may do better, But some plants are very prone to mildew and in my opinion not worth bothering with. I'd dump that and get something with a better constitution,

the perils of plant ID

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 21:44

It's a codonopsis Dove, C. lanceolata.


The deep red Persicaria amplexicaulis always falls over, the lighter pink, never, though they're both the same height. I wonder if I could contain a patch of deep pink within a circle of the lightone  or whether it would look silly

the perils of plant ID

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 20:26

Foxglove and...?


Most of my garden has a touch of horizontal this year GD. Too much weather

the perils of plant ID

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 20:05


I'm sure someone will get it

Native fruit trees

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 17:15

if it's dry rowan won't be happy so that's OK.


I'd go with hawthorn and bullace, there are various bullaces that ripen to different colours. Crab apple is good too but come are on the big side. Those that keep their fruit all winter, eg 'Golden Hornet',  I have doubts about. If the fruits stay all winter they can't be very attractive to the birds

do I cut back hellebores, if so when?

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 15:53

Yours are probably flowering before I start cutting Verdun


Come to think of it mine are often flowering before I start cutting

do I cut back hellebores, if so when?

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 15:43

I thinks its's what most of us do jenny, there's not much life left in the old leaves by the new year and new leaves come with, or just after, the flowers. 


I do mine around the turn of the year if I get round to it. The ones I do look better than the ones I don't.

clematis advice

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 15:38

My armandii seems enormous, but it's a midget compared to one in a garden I used to work in.


I can't see an armandii ever looking great in a pot, especially one as small as that. I think it's done well (or you've done well) to get that far

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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