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Starlings...

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 17:03

They are splendid aren't they

We only have a few now, but I remember an enormous flock around the Gretna/Annan area when visiting BIL. 

How to make Viburum "Eve Price" flower

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 11:42

It was just a thought Tom,  the tiny buds start forming very early. See what other people think

How to make Viburum "Eve Price" flower

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 11:26

I wonder if you're cutting off the potential flowering points with the light prune in spring.

 

paths

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 10:23

I agree, nothing grows through them. If you don't get them quite right, or a corner sinks and they wobble, you can lift and relay with no problems as long as they're not concreted in

NB, this is slab laying by nut.

Mr nut's slabs are right the first time and never sink or wobble

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 26/12/2015 at 20:53

Thanks Victoria

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 26/12/2015 at 17:12

lots of babies, lots from the seed swap


 


 


 

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 26/12/2015 at 11:11

Who sent me Aconitum hemsleyanum?

Close to 100% germination

Thank you

I'll take a photo later

Stratification and species tulips?

Posted: 26/12/2015 at 10:25

Hi Dinah

Thanks for reminding me that seeds need sowing. There are aquilegias in the collection, any time now. Some have been sown fresh, germinated and are now in individual pots. Nothing stopped growing this year. The GH (cold) may explode by spring. I always sowed aquilegia fresh with success but Carrie Thomas (Touchwood) recommended January sowing which also works well and without babies to see through winter. A friend has just given me a vast collection of seed which I haven't fully examined yet. Better get on with it, could be anything in there.

You're right about bought seed gone dormant though, it always adds a year to stuff like paeonies. Fresh seed germinates in the first year, bought seed often in the second or not at all. 

I've been out to look at the 'pots in waiting' this morning and there's been a huge germination of Aconitum hemsleyanum. I can't remember who send me those, (forum seed swap).

I reckon if it Ranunculaceae or Apiaceae it needs a chill. There may be exceptions but I haven't found them yet.

I'm not very good with bulbs, I germinate them,  get fed up with them hanging around in pots, plant them out too soon and never see them again

 

Bushing oak trees...

Posted: 25/12/2015 at 19:52

if you cut back to just above a bud, that bud and probably others below it, will grow to produce branches.

Stratification and species tulips?

Posted: 25/12/2015 at 18:45

Sow seed when ripe, don't wait for autumn. All the tulips I've grown have germinated easily. Did they die or die back for winter?

Tulips won't need cold treatment, they don't come from a cold climate area. 

I'm not sensible, I'll try anything from seed.

The rule is, sow fresh, think where they come from and replicate that.

 

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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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ponds

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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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a couple of IDs please

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Molly the Witch in trouble

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