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Posted: 29/03/2017 at 20:34

Those I've grown have all been reliably perennial

Hidden gems?

Posted: 29/03/2017 at 19:55

There are two plants called Valerian by common name

Centranthus rubra, the pink or white thug that bees (and me) adore


Valeriana officinalis, the herb

You have the former


Posted: 29/03/2017 at 18:12

If it tries to divide and produce more than one leader, just choose the best and remove the rest

Hidden gems?

Posted: 29/03/2017 at 18:09

yeah, Valerian. 

You said hidden gems 

Hidden gems?

Posted: 29/03/2017 at 14:19

tulips, the greyish blue leaves at the front

and yes I'd tip and refill with new compost.


Posted: 29/03/2017 at 09:51

Are they definitely alliums? The smell, when scratched,is unmistakable.

Planting a small meadow

Posted: 29/03/2017 at 09:08

sounds good Topbird. In my meadow Centaurea nigra, Lesser Knapweed has been among the most successful plants. 

Knautia macedonica, not sure, never tried that in grass

There's an area in the meadow where we run the shredder, all sorts of unlikely things are growing there, Phlomis russelliana, assorted foxgloves, honesty in the thinner bits, Eryngium giganteum

Planting a small meadow

Posted: 29/03/2017 at 08:29

Those are easy plants and reproduce themselves. Cowslips and primroses seed themselves into grass but I wouldn't try and start them by seed in grass, get a couple of plants to start. Seed is a bit hit and miss in grass, except Yellow Rattle which you can sow in grass in autumn, germinates in spring and is semi parasitic on grass, reducing its vigour. Has to be seen to be believed.

One thing you can't do in grass is have one of those bright coloured annual mixes, poppies, cornflowers etc. Those are plants for cultivated soil, they don't grow in grass

Planting a small meadow

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 23:34

That's nice, I can see primroses and red campion in the shade of the trees and maybe some cowslips

Planting a small meadow

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 23:16

Yes good idea, show us a photo 

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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

Damage to my persicaria 
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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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fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

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a couple of oddities

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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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for Guernsey Donkey 
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what dunnit?

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might be ricinus

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