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saffron bulbs

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 09:43

Buy it from a reputable company as Crocus sativus.

Not difficult to buy but I've never had a flower in all the times I've planted them, even when I lived in Saffron Walden where they were grown commercially in the distant past.

 

Newbie plea for help!

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 09:15

I assume it's quite shady in there?

Alliaria petiolata, Jack by the hedge is a good biennial, food plant for the orange tip butterfly larvae, foxgloves would be good but are poisonous. Primroses, snowdrops, pulmonaria. There is a native pulmonaria but the usual ones found in GCs are fine.

Talkback: Ragwort

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 23:27

We discussed in the past, maybe not on this thread, the cycles of these and other wild creatures. I'd never seen them before we moved here 22 years ago. Then for a few years there were lots. Now very few again.

Talkback: Ragwort

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 23:17

That's lovely to see

What the experts get wrong

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 23:15

I like my broad beans very young, cooked in the pods. Very nice. Better than mange tout

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 21:55

 

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 21:50

There are more of them as you get older bb

and some of us have got older

Aralia spinosa - devil's walking stick

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 20:50

Hi Wendy, is this a multi-stemmed tree and you want to remove some or do you want to reduce the height? 

I should think the dormant season would be best but I've never pruned one. I left one behind in my last garden so someone has probably pruned it by now

ID's if possible please =+)

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 20:19

I think Lyn is right about them all being the same, the first 2 definitely. Not mint though.

perenial seeds

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 20:13

I wouldn't, unless you have a free supply of lots of seeds.

There's a real danger of them being swamped by weeds. Some perennials, sown now, will germinate in spring. Weeds will germinate every day between now and spring.

and perennials are much slower than annuals, a few flower the first year from seed but most don't. that leaves more time to be swamped

If you have got plenty of seeds then throw them at the slope, some will come through

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Just look at this seed head

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I've cleaned out my greenhouse

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I've got a new butterfly

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Oddity

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Knowing when to stop

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Blackbirds in the mower shed

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Agapanthus

when shall I put it back in the garden 
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bee success

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should be an arisaema

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A couple of rose questions

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springwatch

egg laying newts 
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This year's lodgers

the bats are back and the moorhen is nesting on the pond 
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Osmanthus layering

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What have I got here

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Muntjacs

Noisy b......s 
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