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Holly Bush Flowers

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 10:18

You need male and female bushes to get most hollies to berry.  A few are self fertile but yours can't be one of them.

You either have a male bush or a female with no males to pollinate.

Close inspection of the flowers against a good diagram of the male and female flowers will tell you which you have.

 

plant id

Posted: 28/11/2015 at 23:09

I'd suggest learning the proper name from the start.

Forget all the virgin's bowers and batchelor's buttons.

Learn about plant families, you can get a short-list of possible IDs if you recognise family features.

Agree with Dave re finding out about the plant, it's important knowledge, ID is just a start.

Don't try and learn too many at once unless you have a very good memory.

 

Growing plants inside, moving outside

Posted: 28/11/2015 at 20:19

If you want it to germinate just leave it outside and wait for spring

Remember what happens naturally.

No fridges, no heating systems, just weather

Growing plants inside, moving outside

Posted: 28/11/2015 at 13:06

Are you talking about growing one from seed indoors? Or keeping a young tree as a houseplant?

Is this mahonia?

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 20:10

Nobody ever comes back to tell us do they Verdun

Though I'll have forgotten all about it by then so I won't mind

tbh, I'll have forgotten by tomorrow morning

Is this mahonia?

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 19:03

I'm with HCA

My Narcissus toto and sailboat

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 23:00

I've never done this so it's just my thoughts

I'd put them outside and leave them there til much closer to the event. Early April must be about natural time for flowering and you can speed them up by warming them up later. If you get them too far ahead they'll flower too early

Hellebore seedlings

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 22:39

I think a lot depends on your garden style and approach to gardening, plus time available. If I potted up every desirable seedling in my large unruly patch I'd never get anything else done.

They're hardy, they'll grow in the garden, maybe not as rapidly, depends on the soil and climate, but you'll have to water them, pot them on (they like deep pots) and do whatever else needs doing .

Mine just grow

Hellebore seedlings

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 22:12

I think they do better left to get on with it by themselves.

Plants

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 18:16

Herbaceous paeonies die back in winter.

The woody ones (tree paeonies) act as deciduous shrubs.

Anything leafy will not survive the frost but if it's a hardy one it will all come back next year

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