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Seed and Plant Swap 2017

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 21:00

who sent me the white herb robert? I have germination, thank you, and they lack signs of red pigment so far, so hope for white. 

Anemone Blanda

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 19:47

Anything can be planted, when they come, plant them, they don't improve with being out of the ground. Naturally they are never out of the ground.

I think I'd soak them for an hour or two to rehydrate, then plant them somewhere well drained. Many people (including me) plant cheap offers very late and get away with it. But, as you've found, it's not 100% reliable.

A bed full of fresh compost could be too moisture retentive.

Garrya-tell me about this plant!

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 19:23

Its moment of glory is the catkins. The rest of the year it's the same but no catkins. Just dullish evergreen. Ok if you have plenty of room for lots of shrubs but not one I'd choose otherwise 

Anemone Blanda

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 17:54

the only time I had trouble with any sort of late planted bulbs was when it turned cold and wet immediately, before they started growing, they rotted instead. A. blanda doesn't like heavy wet soil.

The seller would tell you it's OK to plant now, they want rid of them. 

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Posted: 28/02/2017 at 15:15

lovely birds to have around. Green WPs excavated a nest in one of our willows a couple of years ago. Then went away and nested somewhere else. Probably too near the road for peace and quite

Where to buy plant seeds

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 15:10

Thanks DW. 

I'll have a look at Moles seeds, I don't think I've seen them

Plant/shrub/tree identification help?

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 15:08

Plant/shrub/tree identification help?

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 14:21

It's been badly pruned, cutting back branches to fit the space is bad for any tree, the stumps left behind die back. Always cut back to a healthy bud.


Posted: 28/02/2017 at 14:09

woodpeckers peck for insects and bore holes for nests but I doubt if there are many insects under the bark of a young tree and no room for a next

Where to buy plant seeds

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 14:06

Chiltern seeds are good for trees, shrubs and perennials. Of course it's slower but so satisfying. In 25 years I have Scots Pines and  Field Maples as tall as the house, (no, it's not a bungalow), I have mature looking shrubs, Clerodendron, Chimonanthus, Ptelia, Tree Paeonies, Eleagnus. All from seed. I'm still sowing though it's getting a bit late for me to see them mature.

Another plus is that you can get something different to all the standard stuff in the GCs

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ID problem need a photo of niger plant

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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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