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Bay plant

Posted: 15/12/2016 at 20:09

lovely thank you

Bay plant

Posted: 15/12/2016 at 19:54

That gravelly bit is a membrane over some very stiff soil Dove. It used to be where I lined up all the babies in their pots. I've got some purple sage and may have a green one somewhere. 2 rosemary bushes and lots of thyme.

I wouldn't turn down a rooted cutting though if you did find you had spare please.

Bay plant

Posted: 15/12/2016 at 19:46

Sainsbury and Aldi, Dove

I am deeply ashamed

A home-made fungicide

Posted: 15/12/2016 at 15:38

I've been growing seeds for decades, I have yet to dust a seed with fungicide or anything else.

Bay plant

Posted: 15/12/2016 at 15:17

yes, it's true

Ditto parsley,sage, rosemary and thyme.

Wasn't there a song

Bay plant

Posted: 15/12/2016 at 14:42

I wouldn't have though of that one Kitty but not long ago someone posted here and they had got their bays and laurels confused. As you say, there is a resemblance between the Portugal Laurel, (which I call Prunus lusitanicus so I won't be confused) and Laurus nobilis (which I call bay when I need a jar of leaves from the SM). 

I have a huge bay bush and I buy dried bay leaves

Bay plant

Posted: 15/12/2016 at 14:02

If it is bay, Laurus nobilis, it will make no difference which cultivar it is.

A confusion of names exists between

Laurus noblis, aka bay is also known as Bay Laurel

Prunus laurocerasus, known as laurel, is poisonous


Posted: 15/12/2016 at 08:01

 Nor mine it seems


Posted: 14/12/2016 at 23:36

Do you think fortuneii or japonicus, Posy?

Aquelegia seedlings

Posted: 14/12/2016 at 23:34

I used to sow them late summer autumn and then had babies to deal with all winter. 

Carrie Thomas, Touchwood, suggested sowing in a cold GH in January when I ordered seed. This has worked well for me since then.

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fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

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