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Astrantia major 'Ruby Cloud'

Posted: 24/02/2016 at 17:18

The cultivars like 'Ruby Cloud' don't seed reliably true but you should get some nice ones even so. 

agree with Lyn re cold

Fast Growing climber plant

Posted: 23/02/2016 at 15:48

It's Ok unless it gets out of hand and it sounds like yours has

Only the mature (non cliinging) growth of any ivy will get the flowers.


Anyone grow Agapanthus in border

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 23:14

Mine was in the ground for years, I only potted up to get it out of the way of drain digging. I'll plant it out again soon. I think it looked better in the garden but I'm not very good at looking after things in pots. I forget them

Bargain Japanese tree peonies

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 23:11

You don't really need to ask permission to post the pics but it can confuse things if pics of other plants get posted. Especially on ID threads

Tree paeonies are woody by nature. No wood, no flowers. If you want a yellow one that doesn't get woody there's always Molly the Witch


 Paeonia mlokosewitschii



Bargain Japanese tree peonies

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 22:59

Might be that one,aym, No label, except 'yellow peony' and I can't tell from just a flower. I got it from an NGS open garden years ago.

re seeds, remind me at seeding time. They need sowing fresh and over-wintering outside. That way they germinate in the first spring rather than eventually or never.


New to the forum, advice please

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 22:53

Hi there, welcome to the forum.

We had a thread on this recently, have a look here and see if it's any help


Bargain Japanese tree peonies

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 22:42

Thanks Anomander.

I'm not completely sure what mine are, doubtful origins. 

The yellow one has huge flowers and 6'' seed pods in a good year. The red one has much smaller flowers and was bought as delavyi. It has babies in yellow, blotchy orange and, rarely, red.


 I had to show this one off again, though it's one of the herbaceous ones, P cambessedesii,none too hardy. Those seeds germinated freely last year. The mother plant isn't mine and I don't know if I'll be able to keep it in a cold GH when we get a real winter.


Bargain Japanese tree peonies

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 22:14

Bigger than what? 

My yellow one is about 8 foot or more but it's more shrub (ie multi-stemmed) than tree. The red one 5-6 feet. same multi-stemmed.


Bargain Japanese tree peonies

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 22:01

tree paeonies are shrubs really aym. 

Anomander, can I post my pics on your thread please? (if I can find them )



Fast Growing climber plant

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 21:29

It roots down where it spreads over the ground. It's a bit of a pain to untangle from fences and if it's been there a long time the original root will be quite big. But compared to some plants it's easy to get rid of. Yes, find the root, you couldget it ground out if it's too big to dig

Fancy ivy cultivars have different coloured leaves and different shapes.

Discussions started by nutcutlet

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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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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Have I grown too much

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Magazine titles

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