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Oleaster (Elaeagnus x ebbingei) - pollinators, and growing tips for berries

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 18:22

Little fruits form on mine most years but, as Ladybird says, it''s so late in the year (October at least) that they get frosted off. At least I think that's what happens to them, never seen anything ripe and ready to eat.

Dog wood Heights

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 16:48

If you cut back MF it won't grow as big as a red one, no. See what Obelixx said re cutting it back, you can't treat it like the red ones

Rose Seeds

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 16:12

I sowed some Rosa rugosa in autumn, they germinated in 3 weeks and flowered at the end of the following summer, (not much but enough to show me what colour they were..

Roses aren't difficult, just the multicoloured bit.

I also go a forest of roses after I made rosehip wine, poured boiling water on the hips, left them a week, strained them off and threw them on the garden.

Rose Seeds

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 16:02

you can grow roses from seed but those multicoloured ones are an internet scam.  

Sow the seeds in compost, nothing special, and see what you get, might even be roses

Last edited: 20 March 2017 16:04:31

Dog wood Heights

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 15:56

the red one is much more robust and grows much quicker. Midwinter Fire will get fairly big eventually if not cut back but at a quarter of the speed of the red one (or even slower). You can't cut it back regularly and expect it to come back like the red ones.

Another Plant ID

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 12:48

It's Viburnum tinus but I've never prune mine

Hellebore position

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 20:16

1 or 3 for me

Hellebores need something different from dahlias Giddy 

Jasmine with yellow stems?

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 20:13

Can you post a photo Allthegear? There are so many Jasmines, including one that isn't a jasmine, it's hard to know where to start

Suggestions for clematis through this weigela?

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 19:29

I was trying to work out how long Marlorena. Might be 20 years. It seeds around providing babies to pass on. 

I think I might need to find a purpurea, though mine are quite purple for the first few weeks.

Plants can be suggestive 

Plant I.D please

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 18:03

Looks like Edgeworthia chrysantha, does it smell nice?

Discussions started by nutcutlet

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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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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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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