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How long from seed to garden?

Posted: 03/05/2017 at 23:01

I always look at the bottom of plants before the top and pick the most dividable. I once took a saw to a weigela that had 2 main stems, right through the middle of the root ball, hoping both had plenty of root. It worked.  both halves grew

Humanity & Nature

Posted: 03/05/2017 at 22:26

I have a theory that the world is held together by bindweed. It concerns me that people are trying to control this. It puts the future of life in jeopardy

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Verbena Officinalis Where Are You?

Posted: 03/05/2017 at 22:17

Verbena officinalis, aka Vervain, is not remotely lemon tasting or smelling.

Lippia citriodora is a synonym for aloysia ctrodora. this is also known as Lemon Verbena

Another strong lemon plant is Melissa officinalis

The disappearing aqueligias

Posted: 03/05/2017 at 21:06

I didn't see any signs of downy mildew last year but there are far fewer aquilegias in my garden this year. (yours are still OK fidget) 

How long from seed to garden?

Posted: 03/05/2017 at 19:19

non of the named cultivars can be relied upon to come true from seed

Stipa tenuissima is easy, seed around the garden, you'd have some flowers next year. I have never had a seedling from S. gigantea which suggests it's not so willing. Grasses are generally easy though.

Phlomis are very easy as well but it will be P. tuberosa not the cultivar 'Amazone' (whatever the seller tells you) it will be seed from 'Amazone'. A few flowers next year maybe.

Heleniums are easy but you don't get those lovely russett/oranges (at least, I didn't)

A quicker and barely more expensive option is to buy one plant and use it as propagating material rather than flowers for the garden. Cut the flowers off and take cuttings or split up

Get Rid of Woodlice!

Posted: 03/05/2017 at 19:09

It certainly would Ladybird.

Get Rid of Woodlice!

Posted: 03/05/2017 at 18:56

I wonder if the promoters of death have continued following this thread and have at least thought about it 

Plant id please

Posted: 03/05/2017 at 17:13
flowerlady3 says:

Blimey Nut - how do you do it! As soon as you told me the name I remembered buying five little plugs of it about five years ago. Only this one (near to the house) has survived!. Thank you (again)

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 Make the most of it flowerlady. I think it's finite. I still know those from the past, I don't think as many new ones go in now. 

Grey matter not all gone though, iamweedy 

Get Rid of Woodlice!

Posted: 03/05/2017 at 15:51
Blue Onion says:

Ladybird - I love the seductive look of the female bug in the top center.  And the male in the bottom right, arms behind his back showing off his six-pack.  Ha!  All they need is a re-branding and a cuteness makeover, and we wouldn't be having this discussion.  

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 Yes,  lurking in dark corners doesn't do much for the image does it? 

Plant id please

Posted: 03/05/2017 at 15:44

Santolina virens. Could be the one called 'Yellow Fizz'

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something I don't think I planted

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wot dunnit

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fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

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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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