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Watching Seedlings Grow 2017

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

Greater Knapweed = Centaurea scabiosa

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 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.

What tree

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 15:53

Are there any more clues?

Is it definitely one or the other?

ash has a pinnate leaf but it could be a leaflet.

then again it could be a prunus

or something else altogether

In short, I haven't got a clue, I can't even see the pattern of the leaf veins or guess at the size

The version of our gardens that we long to see again

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 13:53
aym280 says:

 Hopefully, spring is here on WEDNESDAY! 

Last edited: 12 February 2017 13:44:58

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 I was hoping by Tuesday at the latest 

The version of our gardens that we long to see again

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 11:38

Everything in it's own time, Wonky. 

The version of our gardens that we long to see again

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 11:22

It's cold out there today but the garden is just how I like it in February :)

Flower ID

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 09:58

too close in for me I need to see leaves

Discussions started by nutcutlet

ID problem need a photo of niger plant

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something I don't think I planted

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Last Post: 23/08/2017 at 17:08

wot dunnit

Damage to my persicaria 
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Richard's Clematis

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Calling Bensmith412

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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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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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