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Watching Seedlings Grow 2017

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 19:28

 that's the ones Fishy

Watching Seedlings Grow 2017

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 18:44

Yeah Fishy, I know nothing of the tender things but I do know there are some 

Bearded Iris

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 18:25

Plants need to have soil or compost round them. There is no point in a plant's natural life when the roots are exposed to air.  

Watching Seedlings Grow 2017

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 18:14

It's always worth looking to see where a plant comes from and in what sort of conditions it germinates naturally. Heat is for all those petunias and tender things

2 new plants- help

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 17:57

A good test is to dig your planting hole and fill it with water. If it doesn't drain away pretty quickly you need to do something to improve drainage. Most important for the Solanum but the Lonicera won't want to sit in a puddle.

Watching Seedlings Grow 2017

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 17:52
Papi Jo says:

Greater Knapweed = Centaurea scabiosa


See original post

 I'm sure that info will guarantee germination 


Greater Knapweed is a native, I sow all my natives as soon as ripe, (or as soon as I can get seed) then leave them outside. Some germinate immediately, other at any time from the depths of winter onwards. But never give them heat, UK plants aren't used to that sort of treatment. Cold and wet is what they're used to.

Bearded Iris

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 17:36

everything is better in the ground than in a pot but I wouldn't plant into frozen ground or a muddy puddle.


If it's bare root I would probably pot it up and protect it from wet.

Wilting in Greenhouse

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 16:38

I only grow hardy plants and I have a cold GH but no coldframe. My hardening off technique isto wait for a rise in temperature, this week as Pete says, then just put them all outside. They only come in again if REALLY cold weather comes, more than a night frost.  This would be OK for Hesperis and echinops but maybe not antirrhinum

What tree

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 16:07

I'm impressed, Bob. 

Hardwood cuttings from roses

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 16:05

If I was cutting the stems I'd do some cuttings, (if I wanted more bushes), whether or not it was the right time. The wrong time often works.


I don't know roses but if this one hasn't flowered, make sure you're not cutting off the bits that are going to flower. Some flower on the wood that grew last year, some can be cut right back and still flower. I have no idea which one does what, sorry.

Discussions started by nutcutlet

wot dunnit

Damage to my persicaria 
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Richard's Clematis

 
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Calling Bensmith412

spam 
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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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Last Post: 18/10/2016 at 17:47

fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

 
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Last Post: 02/10/2016 at 09:45

a couple of oddities

 
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Last Post: 29/09/2016 at 14:23

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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ponds

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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