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Plants identity

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 11:53

1. Chelidonium majus, Greater Celandine

2, Oenothera biennis, Evening Primrose

3 Yucca

4. Out of my plant range but Brugmansia seems likely

Last edited: 08 August 2016 11:54:05

chabaud carnation: are they annual, biennial or perennial?

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 11:48

I think it would be quite hard to grow from seed those very double ones you buy as cut flowers. At least, not to that standard. They won't have been grown in a garden.

There are some lovely ones you can grow from seed though

This mix is very pretty and sweetly scented. I don't know how long each plant lasts but they are perennial and they set seed so spread around gently.


Posted: 08/08/2016 at 09:59

I don't grow glads but I've had success with putting pots of less hardy plants right up against the house over winter, sometimes they do better than those in the cold GH

What to grow after a Brazilian BBQ??

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 09:53

not true re the wild flowers needing poor soil. There are wild flowers for every kind of soil. Choose some to suit what you've got.

I think the poor soil story comes from trying to make grass meadows. If grass is well fed it swamps all else so wild (or any other kind of flower) in grass does best if you have nutrient poor soil

Why do I not get flowers?!

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 09:46

you're doing very well. If I grow houseplants the leaves fall off as well

Feeding bees

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 09:02

Everything dies. Bees have a short life, I hope it's a happy one

Chrysanthemum question

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 23:05

some are very late. I dumped most of mine because winter set in before they did very often and they just get battered. I think they're day-length dependent so always late whatever the weather does.

Planting under shaded bay window

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 23:02

re the euonymus, I think those evergreen ones that Fairy mentioned are v. good in shade. Not sure how well alatus would colour up. and don't forget it's not red for long before the leaves drop off and hasn't much else to offer through the year

gallery of shame

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 22:58

FIL always pronounced margarine with a hard g. He was a words man,

I.D. Please

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 21:02

any scent from the leaves?

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