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Black rose

Posted: 19/11/2016 at 19:23

There are no black flowered plants. 


any you see are the result of photoshop or similar programmes.

Identify please

Posted: 19/11/2016 at 19:16

not carex


sisyrichium, not convinced


Iris foetidissima, I don't remember the roots looking like that but I'm not going out in the dark to dig one up.


It seems to have come apart quite easily


Have you any pics of it still growing?

Nepeta

Posted: 19/11/2016 at 19:01

The process of hybridisation produced Nepeta x faassenii. The seed produced from that cross could be much the same or more like one of its parents. 

Nepeta

Posted: 19/11/2016 at 10:34

Some seem to be over-priced for what they are. 

Nepeta

Posted: 19/11/2016 at 09:29

Perennials with cultivar names and hybrids will not come true from seed. Hybrids have a x in the name


as


Nepeta x faassenii 


All species will come true from seed, that's the basic plant before anyone has crossed it with something else or selected forms of it and grown them on and given them names with capital letters and a couple of ' ' round them.


There are lots of nepeta species that can be grown from seed


Campanula lactiflora is a species, Campanula lactiflora 'Prichard's Variety'  is cultivated variety of that.

Moving bulbs in November

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 18:21

I'd just do it. Some of them might not flower as well but there's always another year. You won't kill them.

Tree/shrub id help

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 12:51

the leaves don't look right for Clematis vitalba to me. Maybe Richard H is around and will be able to say.


If you've got some nice plump seeds at the base of the beards they should be fertile but if they're thin they probably aren't. 

Germination Failure

Posted: 17/11/2016 at 23:36


Mostly natives, sowed end of September, left outside with no attention other than a watering when I sowed them. this pic taken 12th October

Germination Failure

Posted: 17/11/2016 at 23:29

Mostly seeds found in the wild? Wild in the UK (if you're in the UK)


You threw some trays outside and they germinated? That should give you a clue


Copy nature.  No heat, no messing about. Sow seed outside somewhere shady at the end of summer or as soon as they are ripe and you can get them. Gritty compost so they don't get waterlogged. Grit on top so they don't get disturbed. Some will germinate within days, some after a winter's cold will germinate on spring. Don't bury them deeply, nature doesn't.


No native UK plant EVER needs artificial heat to germinate, if it did it would die out. 

Discussions started by nutcutlet

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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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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Last Post: 17/08/2016 at 23:29

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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Lonicera ID

 
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First paeony of the year

 
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