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Strange plant...?

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 17:04

 I used to see what was probably Common Broomrape in places where I used to live in S. Cambs.

Strange plant...?

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 16:59

Yes ladybird, I tried to get Ivy Broomrape started once, I've got enough ivy to support acres of it, but it didn't take

Strange plant...?

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 16:54

no leaves, no green parts?

I think that's one of the broomrapes, Orobanches. All parasitic on something, ivy, grass, lots of things but specific to the species. That's an exciting find, I'd love to have that in my garden


Posted: 24/06/2016 at 16:48

That plant is a willowherb but it's not Rosebay Willowherb

it might be Broad-leaved Willowherb, Epilobium montanum

what is it..

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 15:26

Doesn't do so well with human interference.

what is it..

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 15:19

Helleborus foetidus is a native plant, it can survive without our ministrations.

Potato Seeds

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 14:05

I don't grow spuds Pete. Do you think the seeds would be ripe before you needed to dig up the plant for harvest?

growing lily from seed?

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 13:59

The fancy ones won't come true from seed but anything that makes a viable seed can be propagated. I should think 3 years+ for a flower. 

Potato Seeds

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 13:51

I should think all spuds are cultivars and would not seed true

It would take more than one season of growth to get more spuds and they're not hardy so you'd have to protect the young plants through the winter. You couldn't sow seed in spring and get spuds in late summer.

Have you looked inside those little green tomatoes to see if they contain seed? If so, they would need to ripen on the plant which would interfere with the harvesting of the spuds.

Doesn't sound like a goer to me

what is it..

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 22:47

give us a sight of the stem

Discussions started by nutcutlet

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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Paeony. Is this one worth keeping?

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roses from seed on behalf of marksman

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Lonicera ID

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First paeony of the year

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