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Posted: 19/02/2014 at 08:42

Panda, when you've made the list remember where you put it. Somewhere I have a lovely map of where I put which snowdrop. I can't find it anywhere and I can't find two of the snowdrops.


Flower I.D. anyone??

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 08:38

It doesn't look real does it. My knowledge of tender exotica is almost non-existent, sorry

Talkback: Growing hellebores

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 08:36
Adam Pasco wrote (see)

Hi nutcutlet. Exactly the same thing has happened to me before. I've thought that my Helleborus niger just got too dry in its shady site during summer, and didn't pull through. I've never got it to establish, unlike the Oriental hybrids and H. argutifolius that are far more reliable. Helleborus lividus has been good for me too.


My garden is dry (East Anglia) but I have hopes that now it's got away H niger may survive. H. corsicus gets very big, falls over and doesn't live long. Just long enough to set seed and start the whole process again

My lividus shared the fate of yours Dove.

Talkback: Growing hellebores

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 21:39

For the first time ever I have Helleborus niger, still alive from last year, increased in size and lots of flowers. Previously I've bought them, flowered once, never seen again.


Hollyhock queeny

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 20:54

I have a serious rust problem. If I try to grow hollyhocks they show rust on the first true leaves, even the ones with so-called rust resistance. 

I love hollyhocks

Hollyhock queeny

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 20:44

Sow them Cairnsie. All the colour and size genes will be there, it might be interesting.

are the original plants still there, aren't they perennials?

Identify thorny orange / red flower ?

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 20:38
Edd wrote (see)

Think the woody stems are a different plant (rose?) I can see thorns at the bottom of the pic. Not sure what to make of the dried seed pods.


Thanks Edd, I hadn't noticed those. I wondered where a wallflower kept it's thorns.



Leaning tree

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 20:35

I don't think they're ever stable again once the roots start moving and cracking the soil  are they

name that weed

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 20:34

I like to cheer people up

Leaning tree

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 20:31

If this is a real 'on its own roots' Sorbus aria you can cut it right back to base (coppice it) and it will regrow. If it's a fancy grafted one you can still cut it back but you'll have whatever it's grafted onto regrowing rather than the fancy cultivar

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