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Fuschia "cherry" thingies

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 13:48

seeds yes, you can leave or cut off. I expect most serious fuchsia growers cut them off .

Gunnera Manicata

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 10:09

I can't see either of those plants taking over the world. If they were going to do that they would have done it by now. Pampas grass especially was everywhere years ago  but fortunately much less now. 

If invasive plants are banned, (EU or otherwise), does it affect anything other than imports?

It seems pointless when the plants are here.

Inula Hookeri

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 09:14

good idea harmony. If I remember I'll do that to mine next year

Gunnera Manicata

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 22:42

Don't let them seed and they can't go anywhere.

I live on the dry side of the country but I've seen obviously self seeded gunnera growing along the side of a lane in Norfolk


Posted: 08/09/2016 at 18:28

See my last post,edited


Posted: 08/09/2016 at 18:23

On looking at the photo I'm not sure that's hederifolium. 

Did it have leaves in July?

Just picked up your last post, purpurescens, yes, I'd forgotten that one. I don't think that has a dormant period, or not much of one

Last edited: 08 September 2016 18:27:24


Posted: 08/09/2016 at 18:19

C. hederifloium are sometimes called autumn cyclamen but mine are always flowering by July, and mostly continue right through til late November. Flowers before foliage as Fairy says. I haven't got much foliage yet. Hederifolium means like ivy, that's what the leaves look like, (some more than others)

C. coum has flowers and leaves at the same time, a much rounder leaf, flowers around the new year or later depending on weather.

There are lots more species but those are the two most common hardy ones.

too hot?

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 17:22

That's so true Philippa

too hot?

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 15:41
Guernsey Donkey2 says:

It would seem that Honesty is likely to be overrunning my garden next year - I have the purple flowered seeds - do either of you have the white flower 

Pretty sure I have GD. Well, I know I have, but didn't mark any up so only think I have collected seeds from a variegated white one. The seedlings are variegated at the first or second true leaves so can be discarded if I got it wrong. I hope I got it right or my colour scheme will go to pot. 

Who am I trying to kid that I have a colour scheme 


Last edited: 08 September 2016 15:44:22

Better than Wyevale

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 15:04
Ceres says:

Beeches Nursery at Ashdon.

I see nutcutlet got there before me.......

See original post

 I got there when the nursery wasn't much more than a table with some plants on it Ceres

A great place, I lived in the next village for a long time.

Rather a long trip now so don't get there often.

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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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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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