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Belladonna

Posted: 18/02/2017 at 18:51

I haven't tried these yet. 2 weeks doesn't sound long if they need stratifying. I tend towards natural stratification but it's getting a bit late for that. I think I'd fridge them a bit longer unless it turns cold again. If it does get cold again I'd sow them on gritty compost, more grit on top and leave them outside

Ilex pollination partners

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 20:01

All those are cultivars (cultivated varieties) of one species, Ilex aquifolium, the native English holly. Any female can be pollinated by any male. 


Yes, quite ridiculous, Golden King is female and Silver Queen is male., Once a name has been given it stays. Who knows how that happened?


Generally you will find those for sale are sold as either male or female. If not, they are probably seed raised and you won't know which they are til they flower so don't buy them.


They are not crossing, one is pollinating the other.


all plants need male and female parts of flower to produce seed. On some plants the male and female parts are both in the same flower. In others (holly is one) male parts are found in the flowers of some bushes and females in other bushes, never both on one.


Look up dioecious and monoecious if you're interested.

Ilex pollination partners

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 16:24

Do you mean species, as in Ilex aquifolium, I. crenata, I verticillata? or you you mean cultivars, like 'Silver Queen', 'Golden King', 'JC van Tol', 


Do you want to hybridise or just get berries?

seedling identification

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 16:19

looks like honesty to me

Ginkgo Biloba seeds

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 10:36

the treatments are to promote germination. They've germinated, get them into some compost and light.

Dividing Iris reticulata and Crocus clumps

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 21:35

I think I'd do it as they're dying down, after they've finished building up the bulb for next year.

Baby Oak Tree Inside

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 18:34

Not so good if it's lost last summer's leaves and the new ones have gone brown. I'd put it out anyway but could be terminal.


Native UK plants don't do well indoors

Which plant?

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 18:21

willow will do that

Baby Oak Tree Inside

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 18:20

It's winter, oak leaves go brown for winter then fall off. If needs to be outside asap before the new leaves start growing.

Ladybirds are waking up

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 09:30

I would have put it outside, it's where they live. They can't hibernate  (or whatever they do in winter) in a warm house but are unlikely to find much to eat.

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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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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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